R3000H Underground Mining Loader

Our largest underground loader, the Cat® R3000H is a low-cost specialist. Designed for the largest underground mines, it’s a super-productive, durable machine that delivers high performance and long life to lower cost per ton and overall cost of ownership. Safety comes standard, with most safety features built in — including an Operator Present System that protects the machine and operator from uncontrolled machine movements. Its 100% Caterpillar designed and manufactured powertrain components deliver top reliability and performance. And its durable frame and components combine with improved serviceability to deliver the high uptime you demand.

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Bore 5.4in
Displacement 927.6in³
Engine Model Cat® C15
Engine Power - Tier 3 Engine - ISO 14396:2002 401HP
Engine Power - VR Engine - ISO 14396:2002 401HP
Note (1) Power ratings apply at a rated speed of 1,800 rpm when tested under the reference conditions for the specified standard.
Note (2) All rating conditions are based on ISO/TR 14396:2002, inlet air standard conditions with a total barometric pressure of 100 kPa (29.5 in Hg), with a vapor pressure of 1 kPa (0.295 in Hg), and 25° C (77° F). Performance measured using fuel to EPA specifica
Note (3) No engine derating required up to 3050 m (10,006 ft) altitude for equivalent Tier 3 engines, and 3506 m (11,502 ft) for VR engines.
Note (4) Optional Ventilation Reduction package available.
Note (5) Optional engine with emissions equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU stage IIIA is also available.
Stroke 6.8in
Breakout Force - SAE 61773lb
Gross Machine Mass 180779lb
Nominal Payload Capacity 44092lb
Static Tipping Full Turn Ahead Lift Arms Horizontal 88191lb
Static Tipping Load - Straight Ahead - Lift Arms Horizontal 104199lb
Cooling System 19.8gal (US)
Engine Crankcase 9gal (US)
Front Differential and Final Drives 31.4gal (US)
Front Differential and Final Drives - With Axle Oil Cooling System 42gal (US)
Fuel Tank 406.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 37gal (US)
Rear Differential and Final Drives 33.5gal (US)
Rear Differential and Final Drives - With Axle Oil Cooling System 44.1gal (US)
Transmission 16.4gal (US)
Bucket Capacities 8.9-11.6 m³ (11.6-15.2 yd³)
Dump Bucket - 1 - Standard Bucket 11.6yd³
Dump Bucket - 2 12.4yd³
Dump Bucket - 3 13.7yd³
Light Material Bucket 15.2yd³
Articulation Angle 42.5°
Axle Oscillation
Inner Clearance Radius** 127.8in
Note **Clearance dimensions are for reference only.
Outside Clearance Radius** 296.7in
Note *Calculated weight.
Operating Mass + Rated Payload* 172540lb
Operating Mass + Rated Payload* - Front Axle 125187lb
Operating Mass + Rated Payload* - Rear Axle 47316lb
Operating Mass* 128448lb
Operating Mass* - Front Axle 54558lb
Operating Mass* - Rear Axle 73853lb
Dump 1.85s
Lower, Empty, Float Down 3.54s
Raise 8.8s
Total Cycle Time 14.2s
Forward - 1 3mile/h
Forward - 2 5.7mile/h
Forward - 3 10.2mile/h
Forward - 4 17.5mile/h
Reverse - 1 4.1mile/h
Reverse - 2 7.1mile/h
Reverse - 3 12.7mile/h
Reverse - 4 19.4mile/h
Tire Size 35/65 R33
Standards Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS)/Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) Certified Cab

Standard Equipment:

  • Tires, Rims, And Wheels
    • Tires Arrangements: Tires Must Be Selected From the Mandatory Attachments Section, Choose Between:
      – Tire, 35/65 R33, VSNT, Bridgestone
      – Tire, 35/65 R33, VSDL, Bridgestone
    • Rims (set of four):
      – Five Piece, Tubeless
  • Electrical
    • Alarm, Reversing
    • Alternator, 95 Amp
    • Battery Disconnect Switch, Ground Level
    • Batteries, Low Maintenance
    • Diagnostic Connector
    • Engine Shutdown Switch
    • Lighting:
      – External, Front, Rear, Halogen
      – Stop, Dual, Halogen
    • Receptacle Group, Auxiliary Start
    • Starter, Electric, 24-Volt
    • Starting and Charging System
  • Operator Environment
    • Automatic Brake Application (ABA)
    • Cab Enclosed:
      – ROPS/FOPS Certified
      – Air Conditioning
      – Cab Pressurizer and Filter
      – Dome Light
      – Heater
      – Radio Ready Compartment for Radio and Speakers
      – Salt Resistant Air Conditioner
    • Caterpillar Electronic Monitoring System (CEMS), (dash instrumental panels)
    • Horns, Electric
    • Instrumentation/Gauges:
      – Speedometer/Tachometer
      – Fuel Level
      – Hydraulic Oil Temperature
      – Engine Coolant Temperature
    • Operator Presence System
    • Light, Warning, Residual Brake
    • Low Hydraulic Level Warning
    • Pilot Hydraulic Implement Controls (single joystick)
    • Seat:
      – Seat, Suspension, Vinyl
    • Seat Belt, Retractable
  • Power Train
    • Brakes, Full Hydraulic Enclosed Wet Multiple-Disc Spring Applied, Fluid Released (SAFR)
    • Engine:
      – Cat C15 6 Cylinder Diesel
      – Air-To-Air Aftercooler (ATAAC)
    • Exhaust:
      – Particulate Filter, Flow Thru
      – Particulate Filter, Wall Flow
    • Filter, Engine, Remote Mounted
    • Fuel Adapters:
      – Standard Fill, Dual, Rubber Coated, Double Steel Braided Fuel Lines
    • Fuel Priming Aid
    • Park Brake Switch Engagement, Choose Between:
      – Push to Apply
      – Pull to Apply
    • Precleaner, Engine Air Intake
    • Torque Converter with Automatic Lock-Up Clutch
    • Transmission, Automatic Planetary Powershift (4F/4R)
    • Transmission Neutralizer
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Windows:
      – Single Pane
    • Brake Axle Cooling
    • Brake Light
    • Cap, Radiator, Manual Release
    • Catalytic Exhaust Purifier/Muffler
    • Dump Bucket (8.9 m3/11.6 yd3)
    • Bucket Lip:
      – Modular Weld-On
      – Lip Weldings – Full Weld Edge or Tack Weld Edge and Corners
    • Decals, International Picto Graphics
    • Fenders, Front, Rear
    • Firewall
    • Fuel Systems:
      – Dual Fuel Tanks
      – Fuel System Manual Shut Off Taps
    • Guards, Engine and Transmission
    • Handholds (Access On/Off Top Deck)
    • Lift Arm Positioner for Return to Dig
    • Radiator Grill, Swing Out
    • Service Oil Sample
    • Valve, Drain, Transmission Oil Filter
    • Valve, Hydraulic, Standard

Optional Equipment:

  • Power Train
    • Engine Options:
      – Engine, Ventilation Reduction (VR)
      – VR Engine, Flow Thru Ready
      – Engine, Tier 3
    • Exhaust:
      – Exhaust, Purifier, Muffler
    • Fuel Adapters:
      – Standard Fill, Dual, Stainless Steel Covered, Single Braided Fuel Lines
      – Fast Fill, Dual, Rubber Coated, Double Steel Braided Fuel Lines
      – Fast Fill, Dual, Stainless Steel Covered, Single Braided Fuel Lines
    • Secondary Steering System
  • Electrical
    • Battery Disconnect Switch, In Cab
    • Lighting:
      – Cat LED Worklights
  • Operator Environment
    • Camera, Color Rear Facing
    • Duct, Air, Flow Diverter
    • Idle Timer (enclosed cab)
    • Instrumentation/Gauges:
      – Brake Pressure
    • Seat:
      – Seat, Suspension, Tee, Vinyl
      – Seat, Suspension, Air, Vinyl
      – Seat Cover
  • Technology Products
    • Command for Underground*
    • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) Gen 3
    • Payload System, Loadrite
    • Remote Control Interface (excludes Transmitter and Receiver) – RCT
    • *Please consult with your Regional Commercial or Technology Representative prior to upgrading your machine to Command for Underground.
  • Tires, Rims, And Wheels
    • Rim Identification Numbering
    • Spare Rim, Tubeless
  • Other Optional Equipment
    • Brake release arrangements:
      – Recovery hook
      – Recovery bar
    • Buckets:
      – Various Sizes, Dump (9.5 m3/12.4 yd3, 10.5 m3/13.7 yd3)
      – Light Materials, Dump (11.6 m3/15.2 yd3)
      – Light Materials, Dump, Uninstalled (11.5 m3/15.0 yd3)*
    • Bucket Lip:
      – Bolt On Lips
      – Durilock
    • Ground Engaging Tools (GET):
      – Cutting Edge, Cat Weld-On
      – Cutting Edge, Bolt-On Half Arrow
      – Cutting Edge, Shrouds, Durilock
      – Mechanically Attached Wear Plate System (MAWPS) – Bucket Lip Protection
      – Heel Shrouds
      – Wear Bars
      – Liners
      – Overflow Guard
    • Faster Fill and Evacuation Systems:
      – Engine, Fast Fill
      – Radiator, Fast Fill
      – Hydraulic, Fast Fill
      – Transmission, Fast Fill
    • Draw Bar Attachment, Bolt-On
    • Fire Suppression System:
      – Ansul, Dry Powder
      – Foam, Water Based
    • Fluids:
      – Arctic Coolant
      – Arctic Fuel
    • Guard, Light and Window
    • Handrails
    • Lubrication System:
      – Automatic
      – Centralized
    • Mine Transfer
    • Reversible Steering
    • Reflective Tape
    • Ride Control System
    • Service Tools:
      – Collet Jacking Bolts
      – Recovery Bar
    • Vandalism Protection
    • Windows:
      – Dual Pane
    • Wear Protection Bars:
      – Cab/ROPS
      – Hydraulic Tank
      – Radiator