Caterpillar 6015B Excavator Loading Trucks With Two Passes

Greek mining business Sotiriadis Brothers Mining purchased a Caterpillar 6015B hydraulic excavator for its open cast coal mining work in Kozani, Greece. The machine which has an operating weight of 140.0 tonnes was supplied by Eltrak the main Greek dealer for Caterpillar based in Athens.
The big Cat being kept busy loading eight-wheeler road going trucks. It all looks a bit of a mismatch to be honest, as it only takes two passes from the 813hp Cat’s 16.1 tonne bucket capacity to load the trucks with the excess spilling over the sides!
Building on the Cat 5110B, the new 6015B Hydraulic Shovel delivers a productivity advantage over other 100-tonne shovels thanks to the most powerful engine in its class, a large standard bucket and payload capacity of 14.6 tonnes. The design translates to fast cycles and a pass match advantage over leading standard-equipped shovels in its class when loading trucks of 55, 65 and 90 tonne capacities.
The 6015B is equipped with a single Cat C27 ACERT engine that provides 606 kW of rated power. As with all hydraulic shovels, the greater the engine power, the greater the digging power and the faster the digging cycles. The large, 8.1-cubic-metre standard bucket, outfitted with Cat C70 hammerless GET, further boosts production capability. With the standard bucket, the 6015B is optimised to fill a Cat 773 truck in four passes, a 775 in five passes, and a 777 in seven passes. These truck models are commonly found in heavy construction, quarry/aggregate and small to mid-size mining operations across the globe.
The machine appears to be digging overburden to get down to the rich seams of coal below and is definitely being kept busy with an endless stream of trucks waiting to be loaded, enjoy the video!

Video resource: Mega Machines Channel

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