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New Cat MH3022, MH3024, MH3026 and MH3040

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Fri 10 Sep 2021

New Cat MH3022, MH3024, MH3026 and MH3040

Caterpillar has launched a refreshed range of more fuel efficient Material Handlers: the 24.5-tonne MH3022, 26.8-tonne MH3024, 29.2-tonne MH3026 and new 40-tonne class MH3040.

The 145hp MH3022 and 171hp MH3024 are powered by a Stage 5 Cat C4.4 engine. The MH3022 has a maximum reach of 10.3m and a maximum height of 11.7m. The MH3024, meanwhile, reaches out 12m with a maximum height of 13m. The MH3026 and new MH3040 deploy a Stage 5 Cat C7.1 engine making 171hp and 202hp respectively. The MH3026 boasts a maximum reach of 13m and tops out at 14.3m, while the MH3040 has a reach of 15.5m and a maximum height of 17.5m.

Swing torque has been increased by 7% in the case of the MH3024, 20% on the MH3026 and 12% on the MH3040. All models feature a heavy lift mode to increase lifting capacities, plus a fuel-saving SmartBoom which moves up and down without using pump flow, meaning the operator can fully focus on controlling the attachment (grapple, clamshell, bucket or magnet – requires additional generator fitted post-production). Cat has also added a new cab avoidance system, which prevents the operator from getting too close to the cab with their attachment.

The Next Generation cabs feature optional joystick steering (standard on the MH3040), a tilting console on the operator’s left-hand side, and a 10-inch touchscreen with jog dial for navigating controls. Visibility is said to be improved over previous models, as is ease of access to important parts for maintenance, and filter life.

Read the full story on Cat’s new Material Handlers in the November 2021 issue of Earthmovers – on sale Friday October 1st.

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