P&H, 2300XPC, Electric Rope Shovel

Electric rope shovels

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)
  • Ideal for loading 109 to 218 mt (120 to 240 st) and larger haul trucks
  • Proven, consistent high machine availability of at least 90%
  • Optimized dipper geometry for increased fill factors
  •  A full suite of service products and consumables are available, including wire rope, GET, crawler shoes and more
  • Mechanical upgrades, repair and rebuild services are available worldwide

Contact an account manager for more information

The 2300XPC, with a nominal payload of 45.4 mt (50 st), is found in coal, copper, iron ore, and gold mines around the world.

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

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

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

  • Dual-hoist motors for balanced and evenly distributed loads
  • DELTA drive for lower track tension and improved shoe-to-tumbler engagement
  • Planetary transmissions with proven long life on swing and propel (over 40 million hours logged)

Highly precise motor control

  • Rugged Centurion-based compact-design ABB drives
  • 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

Optima 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:

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

Proven motor designs

  • Designed and manufactured in-house specifically for mining duty
  • Ideal for heavy-duty and severe-duty mining applications
  • Provide robust speed, lower inertia, and peak HP

Mine Air Systems climate control

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

Working ranges

Height of cut  13.5 m 44 ft. 3 in.
Radius of cut 21.3 m  70 ft. 0 in. 
Dumping height (door open)*  8.5 m 28 ft. 0 in. 
Floor level radius 14.2 m 46 ft. 7 in.
Tail swing radius 10.1 m 33 ft. 0 in. 
Operator eye level 7.9 m 26 ft. 0 in.
* Height shown with bail-type dipper. Heights will be greater with bail-less or compact-bail dippers. Actual dumping height can be greater than door clearance height. 


Nominal payload* 45.4 mt 50 st
Nominal dipper capacity
SAE struck
SAE 2:1
18.3 to 25.5 m3
20.2 to 27.8 m3

24.0 to 33.0 yd3
26.7 to 36.7 yd3 
Rated suspended load 90.7 mt 100 st
Optimum truck size  109 to 218 mt 120 to 240 st 
* Payload and dipper capacity are dependent on many factors. Contact Joy Global for an analysis of your specific application. 

Overall dimensions

Width 12.5 m 40 ft. 10 in.
Length  15.0 m 49 ft. 4 in.
Height over gantry  11.6 m 38 ft. 0 in.
Width of crawler shoes  1,321 mm
1,778 mm
52 in.
70 in.
Width of crawlers (52') 8.7 m 28 ft. 5 in. 
Length of crawlers 9.9 m 35 ft. 4 in.
Ground clearance 0.9 m 3 ft. 0 in.
Height: ground to bottom of counterweight slabs  2.6 m 8 ft. 5 in.

Centurion electrical control system

The Centurion electrical control system provides superior performance, monitoring, and data integration capabilities.

The supervisory controller, with direct integrated communication with the motor drives, allows precise motor control and fast cycle times. Real-time multi-tasking capability means optimal machine logic sequencing, monitoring, and control.

The I/O system uses the Profibus communication protocol for seamless integration of all shovel subsystems. Low-voltage 23V DC I/O drop points feature open- and short-circuit detection for improved diagnostics and troubleshooting.

The graphical user interface features intuitive, icon-based screens that display vital information, including shovel status, troubleshooting information, and optional production monitoring data and operator feedback.

Learn how Centurion maximizes your shovel’s efficiency.

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 shovel'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 2300XPC 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.

Advanced control technology

Advanced control technologies include the following:

  • Temperature monitoring system for all DC motors, drum shaft bearings, and shipper shaft bearings
  • Drive programming and analysis software
  • Control logic software
  • I/O device monitoring and fault detection
  • Remote health management
  • Extended speed range in hoist and crowd
  • Automatic Boom Soft Setdown (ABSS) and Boom Profile Protection Envelope to help prevent excessive loading to the attachment during operation
  • Anti-swing-in-bank system to reduce excessive side loading on handle and attachment
  • Hoist, crowd, and retract limits
  • Automatic lubrication and compressed air systems control 

Cold weather equipment

Optional extra heaters and insulation protect both your operator and the shovel in temperatures that reach -40°C.

Universal shovel interface system

The universal shovel interface allows your shovels to send and receive data with any mine management system, including ModularTM, JigsawTM, and WencoTM systems.

On the shovel side

The Centurion electronic control receives information, such as the following, from the mine management system:

  • Haul truck information, including capacity, truck model and ID, and material code
  • Delay codes
  • GPS location of the shovel

On the mine management side

The mine management system receives information, such as the following, from the shovel:

  • Shovel faults
  • Propel start/stop times
  • Payload data, including cycle times and payloads

This information sharing means reduced operation costs, improved production data, and key performance indicator tracking.

Learn how the universal shovel interface can help you maximize your shovel’s productivity.