The PC8000-6 hydraulic shovel was designed for 240 ton (or more) mining truck loading operations. According to the field needs, the shovel can have a diesel engine or electric motor. The machine is self-driven, with 1,500mm wide tracks, a 42 m³ bucket (for a 1,8 t/m³ density), and an operational weight of 752-777 metric tons.
The PC8000-6 has two 16-V cylinders 4-stroke turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled Komatsu SDA16V160E-2 diesel engines. It has a 1500 kW (2010 HP) sea level net flywheel power for each engine, and is EPA Tier II certified.
The KOMTRAX Plus™ system allows the machine to monitor the status of main components, remotely evaluating their condition and operation. This system was designed to reduce repairing costs and to keep an ideal availability by preventing unscheduled downtimes.
The standard bucket has a 42 m3 capacity and has a Standard Wear Package(designed for loose materials with a density of 1.8 t/m3).
The final Wear Package will be defined according to the field conditions (material type and density, operation type, etc.) and decided by the client and Komatsu Mining Germany. A change in the settings of the Wear Package could change the bucket's capacity.
Heavy-duty type for shovels, H box-type, with a main body and 2 side bodies with their corresponding track sets. The main body has a transfer swing ring and a triple bearing system for swing operations. Every track set has 8 track rollers (side by side) and 3 carrier rollers, drive sprocket with travel motor, an idler, tension cylinders with automatic hydraulic adjustments, 1500 mm wide cast steel track shoes with a cutting-edge induction hardening treatment.
Pressurized cab with integrated FOPS structure, mounted to the main frame through 18 viscous mounts, providing a high level of vibration and noise insulation (76 dB (A) according to ISO 6396). Air conditioning, heating and defroster (second air conditioning and heating system offered as optional). Electronic monitoring system from the cab (KOMTRAX Plus™). Operator seat with weight compensator, electrically heated, with vibration dampener, seatbelt, and additional seat for passenger. Cab with high visibility, dark green tinted windows, and bullet-proof windshield. Joystick-type controls (electric over hydraulic) for a smoother operation, and pedals to control the machine’s movements, the bucket’s clam, and the swing brake. The cab also has a AM/FM-CD radio included (can read CDs with MP3 files).
Eight (8) hydraulic Rexroth variable piston-type main pumps connected to transfer cases provides the machine with the Hydropilot system (an open 4-circuit hydraulic system), for the highest cooling and filtrating efficiency, with a load-limiting governor, pressure cut-off and demand prioritized flow (swing).
Total flow 8,280 liters/min.
Maximum pressure 310 bar.
Swing low system 2,070 liters/min.