The worldwide hydraulic excavator population for mining shovels with metric ton payload ratings of 20 mt and larger is over 5100. Parker Bay’s Database tracks all of these active machines, along with those that are out of service to bring the total to just over 6,700 hydraulic excavators/shovels. These are classified by the size classes below from the 20-30 mt class up to the largest hydraulic excavators with 77 metric ton payload ratings. A number of OEM’s produce mining shovels of this size with both backhoe and front-shovel configurations.

Hydrolic Excavator - Database product

ACTIVE POPULATION: 5,163

TYPES: Backhoe, Shovel

SIZE CLASSES: 20-25, 30-35, 40-50, 63, 77

(in metric tons)

BUCKET CAPACITIES: 9-44 m³

(cubic meters)

BEML

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

BE1600, BE1800E

30-35

40-50

63

77

CATERPILLAR

(Bucyrus, O&K)

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

5130, 5130B, RH90C, 6018, 6020B

30-35

5230, 5230B, RH120C, RH120E, 6030

40-50

RH170, RH170B, RH200, 6040, 6050

63

RH340, RH340B, 6060

77

RH400, 6090

HITACHI

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

EX1800, EX1800-3, EX1900, EX1900-5, EX1900-6, UH801

30-35

EX2500, EX2500-3, EX2500-5, EX2500-6, EX2600-6, EX2500E

40-50

EX3500, EX3500-2, EX3600, EX3600-5, EX3600-6, EX5500, EX5500-5, EX5500-6, EX5600-6

63

EX8000, EX8000-6

77

JOY GLOBAL / P&H

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

1200, 1200B, 1550

30-35

40-50

2250, 2250A

63

77

KOMATSU

(including Demag)

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

H135S, H185, H185S, PC1600SP, PC1600SP-1, PC1600SP-2, PC1800, PC1800-6, PC2000-8

30-35

H241, H255S, H285S, H285SE, PC3000, PC3000-6, PC3000-8

40-50

H455S, PC4000, PC4000-6, PC4000-7, PC5500, PC5500-6

63

H485, H485S, H485SE, H485SP, H655S, H655SX, H685SP, PC8000, PC8000-6

77

LIEBHERR

Size Class (MT Payload)

Models

20-25

R9250, R9250E, R991, R992, R994

30-35

R9350, R9350E, R994B

40-50

R9400, R995

63

R996, R996B

77

R9800