Offering a 12% faster swing speed, the MH3040 reduces cycle times and allows operators to move more material in the same amount of time. - Photo: Caterpillar

Offering a 12% faster swing speed, the MH3040 reduces cycle times and allows operators to move more material in the same amount of time.

Photo: Caterpillar

The Cat MH3040 is designed for demanding material handling applications in scrap and millyard operations. The boom, sticks, and other high-stress areas feature thick, multiplate fabrications, castings, and forgings to withstand wear. Specially designed mountings on the upper frame support the new heavy-duty cab.

The material handler’s 202-hp Cat C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards with an aftertreatment system that requires no maintenance or downtime. New Smart Mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to working conditions to reduce fuel consumption, while Power Mode constantly provides maximum power to optimize productivity. The engine can run up to B-20 biodiesel and offers up to 25% lower fuel consumption than its predecessor.

Offering a 12% faster swing speed, the MH3040 reduces cycle times and allows operators to move more material in the same amount of time. The advanced hydraulic system features valve priority to direct pressure and flow to where it’s needed and delivers the optimum balance of power, efficiency, and load control. The handler’s new heavy lift mode boosts lifting capacities and improves controllability. Its auto warm-up features reduce the time it takes for hydraulic oil warming in cold temperatures to prolong component life.

The MH3040 material handler service design changes reduce maintenance costs by up to 20%. All fuel filters feature a synchronized 1,000-operating-hour change interval, and the new air intake filter with pre-cleaner lasts up to 1,000 hours to reduce maintenance requirements. Its new hydraulic oil filter improves filtration and increases change intervals to 3,000 operating hours, a 50% longer service life over the predecessor. New anti-drain valves keep the hydraulic oil clean during filter replacement to improve system longevity.