Material Handlers with Improved Cycles Times

Caterpillar brings two new material handlers onto the market. According to the manufacturer, the Cat MH3022 and MH3024 are built for reliable and efficient operation in waste and scrap metal applications.

The design of the machines would provide superior performance, low operating costs and improved comfort. “Their advanced electrohydraulic system optimizes the balance of power and efficiency, improving cycle times to handle more material in the same amount of time, improving profit potential,” Caterpillar underlined the pros. Both material handlers are powered by the Cat C4.4 engine, operating on up to 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. 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, stabilized footprint increases the Cat MH3022’s operating stability for improved performance when lifting at extended reach, the provider highlights one more feature. Furthermore, the MH3024 would offer up to seven 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.”

Additionally, a range of attachments and new reach options were available for varied applications to increase operating flexibility, Caterpillar informed. For more versatility, both material handlers could be equipped ex-factory with a 15-kW generator for magnet operation.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 50, Photo: Caterpillar)