From their ultra-rugged lower works to their spacious machinery decks and classic, twin-leg style handle-and-dipper configuration, P&H electric rope shovels have earned a place as a preferred loading tool for high-production, high-efficiency mine operations.

P&H electric shovels are designed and built to help mines move more material at a lower cost per ton. Our focus on modular component design means more efficient maintenance and upgradability. This emphasis on ease-of-maintenance, combined with the traditionally rugged P&H mechanical systems and increasingly smart, fast control systems, translates into some of the most reliable, productive loading machines in the mining industry today.

Exceptional bail pull

  • Rugged Centurion control system for exceptional bail pull in the hoist function during extremely heavy digging conditions
  • Smooth, rapid dipper passage through the bank for increased dipper fill without stalling
  • Boom and counterweight geometry support the need for maximum dig range and bail pull

Robust and stable design

  • Wide twin-leg handle for stability through the dig cycle
  • Robust electric-driven rack-and-pinion crowd system, with dipper adjustment controls for optimizing digging force during operation
  • Geometry optimized for fatigue resistance in shock and high-load conditions
  • Maximized cutting forces for improved fill factors and cycle times
  • Direct-drive crowd with integral fleeting sheave reduces maintenance costs and helps eliminate boom jacking (4800XPC)
  • Optimized boom design with stabilized handle geometry improves dipper maneuverability and maintenance access (4800XPC)
  • Enhanced ring gear resists fatigue and accommodates increased payload

Reliability and high machine availability

  • Consistently achieves over 90% mechanical availability
  • Proven mining duty motors and gearboxes for extended component lives
  • Structural design using high-strength, low-alloy steels for improved fatigue lives

Rugged components

(2300XPC, 2800XPC, 4100C, 4100C BOSS, 4100XPC, 4100XPC - AC90, 4800XPC models)

  • Dual-hoist motors for balanced and evenly distributed loads
  • DELTA drive for improved shoe-to-tumbler engagement
  • Planetary transmissions with proven long life on swing and propel (over 99 million hours logged)

Highly precise motor control 

  • Rugged Centurion-based compact-design ABB drives
  • Direct torque control with the best dynamic performance in the industry
  • AC drives that are compact, air-cooled, and modular
  • Maintenance-friendly modules that are easy to replace
  • Monitored and controlled neural network of over 500 I/O nodes, using fast, high-capacity Profibus fiber-optic cable network
  • Optimized shovel performance for maximum production rates

Operator comfort and efficiency

  • Responsive control system for operator confidence through the dig cycle
  • Graphical user interface displays shovel systems operation and health information
  • Efficient sight lines and refined ergonomics (adjustable heated seat, massage controls, adjustable lumbar support, and two-position footrest) improve operator effectiveness and reduce fatigue
  • Ergonomic loading control joysticks, brake and propel transfer functions at operator’s fingertips, and dipper trip and signal horn trigger switches reduce operator fatigue and repetitive strain
  • House pressurization system to provide filtered air for cooling and dust repression (all models)
  • Hand-operated hoist, crowd, swing and propel control joysticks feature thumb-actuated auxiliary switches for siren, dipper trip functions
  • Convenient access to shovel control buttons, switches mounted to the left, right consoles flanking operator
  • Modular counterweight and boarding stairs enhance safety and access while providing faster assembly and disassembly (4800XPC)

P&H TRC series dippers

We help you select the ideal dipper for your mining application by considering the following:

  • Production goals
  • Pit geometry
  • Operational layout
  • Truck-loading parameters
  • Drilling and blasting levels
  • Material characteristics
  • Maintenance objectives
  • Previous dipper experience

While your dipper selection will be specific for your application, our P&H dippers feature the following:

(1900XPC & 2300XPC)

  • Square corner lip
  • Fixed-length pitch braces
  • Optional dual-action hydraulic snubbers (friction disc-style standard)

(2800XPC, 4100C, 4100C BOSS, 4100XPC, 4100XPC AC-90, 4800XPC)

  • Adjustable pitch braces for precise rake angles
  • Wide radius lip
  • Dual-action hydraulic snubbers
  • Optional next-generation latching components
  • Optional raised-heel design for improved maintenance and production characteristics (4100C BOSS, 4100XPC, 4100XPC AC-90)
  • Enhanced dipper design for improved bank penetration and higher payload-to-weight ratio (4800XPC)

Proven motor designs

  • Ideal for heavy-duty and severe-duty mining applications
  • Provide robust speed, lower inertia, and peak HP

Mine Air Systems climate control

(2300XPC, 2800XPC, 4100C, 4100C BOSS, 4100XPC, 4100XPC - AC90, 4800XPC models)

The included Mine Air Systems (MAS) climate control system provides air conditioning, heating, air filtration, and pressurization for your electric mining shovel. Featured benefits include:

  • Rugged design specifically engineered for surface mining applications
  • Modular design for unmatched change-out speed and convenience
  • Unique weather-sealed roof-plate eliminates dust and water leaks into the cab and electrical room
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Designed specifically for ozone friendly R-407C refrigerant
  • High-efficiency air filters to suit each application
  • Industrial-sized extra-efficient filter/pressurizer with air pre-cleaner
  • Smooth and quiet scroll-technology compressor
  • Enhanced dipper design provides improved bank penetration and higher payload-to-weight ratio

P&H 1900XPC

  • Nominal payload of 18 mt (20 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 10.7 m3 (14 yd3)

P&H 2300XPC

  • Nominal payload of 45.4 mt (50 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 18.3 to 25.5 m3 (24.0 to 33.0 yd.3)

P&H 2800XPC

  • Nominal payload of 59 mt (65 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 26.8 to 33.6 m3 (35.0 to 44.0 yd.3)

P&H 4100C

  • Nominal payload of 81.6 mt (90 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 45.9 m3 (60 yd.3)

P&H 4100C Boss

  • Nominal payload of 90.7 mt (100 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 44.3 m3 (58.0 yd3)

P&H 4100XPC

  • Nominal payload of 108.9 mt (120 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 52.8 to 61.2 m3 (69 to 82 yd.3)

P&H 4100XPC AC-90

  • Nominal payload of 73 to 82 mt (80 to 90 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 42 to 49 m3 (54 to 64 yd.3)

P&H 4800XPC

  • Nominal payload of 122.5 mt (135 st)
  • Nominal dipper capacity of 65.7 to 70.3 m3 (86 to 92 yd.3