Cat releases MH3022 and MH3024 vehicles
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New Cat MH3022, MH3024 feature improved cycle times

Vehicles offer increased versatility, efficiency, the manufacturer says.

Built for reliable and efficient operation in waste and scrap metal applications, the new Cat MH3022 and MH3024 material handler designs provide improved performance, low operating costs and improved comfort, according to the Deerfield, Illinois-based company. Their advanced electro-hydraulic system is designed to optimize the balance of power and efficiency, improving cycle times to handle more material and improve profit potential.

These material handlers are powered by the Cat C4.4 engine, capable of operating on B20 biodiesel. Meeting EU Stage V and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards, the engine’s maintenance-free after-treatment system lowers operating costs and maximizes machine uptime, Cat says. The choice between Power and Eco power modes fine-tunes power requirements to the task at hand, offering up to 10 percent lower fuel usage than previous models without sacrificing machine performance.   

A 12 percent wider footprint increases the Cat MH3022’s operating stability for improved performance when lifting at extended reach. The MH3024 offers up to 7 percent greater swing torque to move more material faster. Heavy lift mode for both models boosts lifting capacities to more efficiently handle heavy loads. Allowing the boom to freely travel up and down without using pump flow, the standard SmartBoom allows the operator to focus on grapple control and have a smoother cycle, according to Cat.

A range of attachments and new reach options are available for varied applications to increase operating flexibility for the MH3022 and MH3024. The material handlers also can be equipped ex-factory with a 15-kilowatt generator for magnet operation. 

New cab avoidance helps the operator by preventing contact between the attachment and cab. By requiring a PIN code to start the engine, the new operator ID prevents unauthorized operation.

Large tempered glass windows with small pillars on the re-engineered cab are designed to enhance all-around visibility and operating safety. Standard right-side and rearview cameras, upgradable to 360-degree vision, display video feed on the large in-cab touch-screen monitor to further enhance work area visibility, Cat says. The machines also feature thicker, high-impact and impact-resistant windshields and roof windows.

A ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine and shuts down the machine. All daily maintenance points are accessed from ground level, while a new service platform with steps is intended to provide easy, safe and quick access to the upper service area.

Offering a choice between deluxe and premium designs, the cabs of the new machines feature a joystick steering option, eliminating the steering column to significantly improve forward visibility, legroom and ease of cab entry, according to Cat.

A larger, 10-inch high-resolution touch-screen monitor with jog-dial offers easy navigation of the intuitive operator controls. Both models offer a maximum cab height of 18-foot 10-inch to improve loading and material handling visibility.

Standard Product Link captures critical operating data, such as location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, maintenance alerts and fault codes, which can be remotely accessed and tracked to boost fleet management efficiency.

Lasting 50 percent longer than previous designs, the new hydraulic oil filter improves filtration and increases change intervals to 3,000 operating hours, Cat says, while new anti-drain valves keep the hydraulic oil clean during filter replacement. All fuel filters feature a coordinated 1,000-operating-hour change interval, and the new air intake filter with precleaner lasts up to 1,000 hours to reduce maintenance requirements.