P&H 2650CX Hybrid Excavator

Hybrid shovels

P&H 2650CX

  • 59 mt/ 65 st nominal payload
  • 31.1 m3 / 40.7 yd3 nominal bucket capacity for hard rock
  • Ideal for loading 135 to 360t (150 to 400st) haul trucks
  • Designed for coal, copper, gold, and iron ore applications
  • Diesel-electric powered with SR hybrid (switch reluctance) drive technology, reducing fuel consumption by as much as 25%
  • 10-15% reduction in total cost of ownership when compared to similar-sized hydraulic excavators

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The 2650CX hybrid shovel features a ground-breaking combination of diesel and electric power to provide the best of both electric mining shovels and hydraulic excavators.  The hybrid architecture provides the following advantages:

  • Multiple dig paths
    • High initial breakout force using an articulating clamshell bucket
    • Flat floor clean-up
    • High selectivity
  • Less fuel required for digging
    • SR hybrid drive (switch reluctance) technology captures regenerative power
    • Fixed boom architecture reduces the mass to hoist
  • Extended reach
    • Increased safety through machine position relative to bank
    • Increased range for truck spotting
    • Capable of double side-loading
    • Reduced propel time
  • Mobility
    • Twin diesel engines eliminate requirement for electrical cable

Reductions in total cost of ownership

The 2650CX is designed to deliver a 10 to 15% reduction in total cost of ownership (as compared to hydraulic excavators), including the following:

  • Up to 25% reduction in fuel consumption
  • Up to 3% availability advantage
  • Up to 5-10% reduction in maintenance and repair costs

Key features and benefits


Cab is equipped with features that contribute to a safer and more productive operator experience.

  • Ergonomic controls and overall cab layout
  • Intuitive displays
  • Comfortable seat configuration
  • Extended reach allows more truck spotting clearance and place the operator further from the bank
  • High visibility interior and exterior LED lighting
  • MGD-15 and MSHA standards incorporated throughout design
  • Designed to meet Australia's stringent safety standards


  • Organized house/deck layouts
  • Open roof architecture for safe and efficient component change-outs
  • Modular systems pre-assembled in a controlled factory environment
  • Internal access into major structures
  • Retractable service station for easy, safe and convenient fluid refills


  • Hydraulically articulated clamshell bucket for increased selectivity and breakout forces
  • Twin diesel engines for increased mobility
  • Eliminates trail cable management activities
  • Truck ranges 135-360t (150-400st)


  • SR Hybrid Drive technology designed and manufactured in-house
  • Smart Solutions enabled
  • Proven fixed boom and twin handle systems for superior digging and reach capabilities
  • Up to 50% fewer hydraulic components onboard than traditional hydraulic excavators
  • Electric motors control main motions - hoist, swing and crowds

Machine Overview

Operating weight 805,014 kg 1,774,283 lb
Standard track pads 1626 mm 64 in
Ground bearing pressure 29.6 N/cm2 43 PSI
Engine output 2,386 kW 3200 HP
Bucket capacity @ 1.9 t/m3 31.1 m3 40.7 yd3
Rated suspended load 127.5 mt / 140.5 st

Operational Ranges

Max. reach at ground level 14.64 m 48.02 ft
Max. dig reach 17.84 m 58.53 ft
Operator eye level 8.9 m 29.1 ft
Max. dump height 11.54 m 27.86 ft
Height of cut 18.11 59.42 ft

Clamshell Bucket

Nominal payload 59 mt / 65 st
Standard HD bucket @ 1.9t/m3(2:1 heaped) 31.1 m3/ 40.7 yd3
- Lip width 5080 mm / 200 in
- Number of teeth 6
- Weight without wear package 67,719 kg / 149,294 lbs
- Weight with wear package 70,105 kg / 154,554 lbs
Overburden bucket 36 m3/ 47.1 yd3
Iron ore bucket 27.1 m3/ 35.4 yd3

SR Hybrid Drive system

During braking, the SR motors become generators, transferring energy back into the SR drives. The SR drives use that regenerated energy to turn the engine SR generator into a motor. With the generator now acting as a motor, it:

  • Supplies energy to satisfy parasitic / working loads (primarily hydraulics)
  • Supplies energy to satisfy engine losses
  • Shuts fuel supply off
  • Increases the drive train speed (mass of the engine drive train acts as a flywheel for stored energy)
  • Send any remaining excess energy to resistor grids
  • Throughout the entire process, the engine experiences 0% load

Fuel is cut off for an appreciable amount of time during the shovel load cycle, which significantly reduces fuel consumption and 0% engine load during this time also increases the useful life of the engine. In the addition to fuel savings, the SR Hybrid Drives system also offers significant savings in terms of maintenance costs. The SR motors and generators have no commutator, brushes or rotor windings to repair or replace.

Learn more about the SR Hybrid Drive

PreVail remote health management system

The PreVail remote health management (RHM) system provides timely and efficient machine health and performance data. The PreVail RHM system taps into the powerful communication, command, and control capabilities of the drill’s electrical control system, transforming the data into valuable knowledge, including KPI (key performance indicator) dashboards, graphical analysis tools, predictive modeling, and reporting tools.

When you activate PreVail RHM on your 2650CX hybrid shovel, you have access to:

  • Increased asset performance visibility to help you determine when to intervene, minimizing corrective action costs
  • Valuable risk management tools that help reduce troubleshooting time and mean time to recovery
  • Key performance indicator (KPI) benchmarking that makes performance gaps more visible and allow you to set in motion corrective measures to maximize productivity
  • Operating practices analysis that allows you to review and correct operators that are not following best practices for optimal productivity

The initial subscription period of one year is included free; after one year, subscription fees apply.

Learn how PreVail can help you maximize your shovel's productivity.

Extreme cold weather packages

An extreme cold weather package, accommodating outside temperatures down to -55° C, is available.

Extreme warm weather packages

An extreme warm weather package, accommodating outside temperatures up to 55+° C, is available.

Track Shield collision detection and mitigation system

Developed with extensive operator input, Track Shield is the only automated operator-assist technology that detects and helps prevent a bucket from striking the crawler.

Learn how Track Shield can help prevent bucket strikes.