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Overview

With over 40 years’ experience and over 6,500 battery-powered units produced, the Cat® scoop is the obvious choice for a low-maintenance, high-productivity utility vehicle. The products from the No. 1 manufacturer of battery-powered mining machinery are setting the pace in efficient and reliable underground utility vehicles. The SU488 is the strongest and most rugged low-profile scoop ever built.

Specifications

Units:
Height to Top of Cab 3.0 ft 915.0 mm Less
Payload Capacity 10.0 tons 9.1 tonnes Less
Length 30.67 ft 9347.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Body 2.83 ft 864.0 mm Less
Width 9.58 ft 2920.0 mm Less

The Cat Control System

We have led the way in increasing the productivity of battery powered mining equipment.


State-of-the-Art Drive Technology

Optional HiPAC 10 VFD - The Cat HiPAC 10 is a DC to AC variable-frequency inverter control that drives high-performance AC electronic motors, which have a superior speed-torque characteristics.


Mine Duty, 37 kW/50 hp Tram Motor

The scoop is equipped with a 50 hp, 110 V DC, class H insulation series wound traction motor.


Explosion Proof, 11.9 kW/16 hp Pump Motor

All Cat utility scoops feature large hydraulic fluid reservoirs for maximum cooling capacity. Each reservoir is equipped for easy fluid-level monitoring.


Heavy-duty Drive Train

With options and features like full inboard planetary axles and bulletproof outboard and hub-end planetary axles, the Cat Scoop is the right combination for any application.


Human-factor Engineered Operator’s Compartment

For long-shift productivity, operator comfort is paramount for maintaining a safe working environment.


Heavy-duty Center Section

To provide superior stability in tough conditions, the scoop offers ball bearing oscillation. The problems associated with three-point-hitch style oscillation are eliminated with the robust design of the pivot section.


Environmentally Responsible

The Cat Diesel Power pack, in both permissible and non-permissible configurations, is the cleanest power pack available for the underground mining environment.


SU488 L Standard Equipment

Oversize center sections

Tape switch type emergency stops

Wet-disc service brakes

Cat IGBT electric controllers (optional HIPAC 10 AC drive)

Multi-purpose contoured bottom bucket

Planetary wheel drives

Ground-level battery change system

SU488 L Optional Equipment

Vertical lift and tilt

Dual tram motors

Battery sizes from 550 to 1,500 Amp/hrs

Two-speed winch

Heavy-duty, forged steel fork frame

Special rock bucket

Hydraulically operated cab assembly

Cat Control Stick

Diesel versions available

AC Motors with VFD Control System

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