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Delivering the power and reliability required for the most demanding material handling applications in scrap, waste, and mill yard operations, the new Cat® MH3040 builds on the successful legacy of the M325D L MH model.  

The boom, sticks and other high-stress areas feature thick, multiplate fabrications, castings and forgings to withstand wear and deliver years of durable operation. Specially designed mountings on the upper frame support the new heavy-duty cab.

The material handler’s new 151-kW (202-hp) Cat C7.1 engine meets EU Stage V emissions standards with an after treatment 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 optimise productivity. The fuel-efficient engine can run up to B20 biodiesel and offers up to 25 per cent lower fuel consumption than the M325D L MH. 

Offering a 12 per cent 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. 

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’s larger premium cab design includes sound suppression to reduce operating noise levels inside the cab. Smaller cab pillars, combined with large tempered windows, deliver all-round visibility. Rear view and right-side cameras are standard. A larger, 254-mm (10-in) high-resolution touchscreen monitor with jog-dial offers easy navigation of the intuitive operator controls. Joystick controls are ergonomically located within easy reach to reduce operator fatigue, while joystick settings and preferred power mode are quickly set to a specific user ID via the monitor. 

Offering a maximum 15.5m (50.8-ft) reach, multiple configurations are available for the flexible MH3040 material handler to meet customer needs. 

Contact – Caterpillar Australia

P NSW/ACT WesTrac 1300 881 064

VIC/TAS William Adams 1300 923 267

Western Australia WesTrac 1300 881 064

QLD/NT Hastings Deering 131 228

South Australia Cavpower 08 8343 1600

NZ TERRA 0800 93 39 39


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