The new Cat MH3050 material handler provides performance and reliability on construction sites. The electrohydraulic system supports cycle times to handle materials. This next generation material handler is powered by the Cat C9.3B engine, capable of operating on up to B20 biodiesel.
Meeting EU Stage V and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards, the engine’s maintenance-free aftertreatment system maximizes machine uptime. Operators can fine-tune power requirements to the task at hand with the choice between Power, Smart and Economy modes.
Boom and stick offerings combine to provide up to 18 m (59 ft., 3 in.) of reach, allowing operators to move material without repositioning the machine. The MH3050 also offers high swing torque when moving material. Allowing the boom to freely travel up and down without using pump flow, standard SmartBoom enables the operator to focus on stick and grapple control. Several attachments are available for flexibility. An optional 25 kW generator is available ex-factory for magnet applications.
Standard technologies on the Cat MH3050 material handler support operating protection. E-fence prevents the machine from moving outside operator defined envelopes, while Cab Avoidance stops any potential contact between the attachment and cab. Cat Payload helps operators meet load targets. Pick up a load of material – with grapple and clamshell attachments and get a real-time weight estimate without swinging. By requiring a PIN code to start the engine, Operator ID inhibits the machine from unauthorized operation.
Large tempered glass windows with small pillars on the reengineered cab provide visibility and operating safety. Standard right-side and rearview cameras, with the option to upgrade to 360-degree vision, display video feed on the large in-cab touchscreen monitor to support work area visibility. Thick, laminated, high-impact and impact-resistant windshields and roof windows meet EN356, P8B and P5A standards. The machine is also equipped with 1,800-lumen LED lights on the chassis, boom and stick, offering safety and visibility while operating in the dark.
A ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine and shuts down the machine. Standard boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse oil flow in the event of unexpected loss of hydraulic pressure, keeping the front linkage securely in place. Various cab access options provide access to the upper service area.
The MH3050 features joystick steering to eliminate the steering column and provide forward visibility, legroom and cab entry. All controls are positioned in front of and within reach of the operator to avoid unnecessary movements. A 254-mm (10-in.) high-resolution touchscreen monitor with jog-dial offers navigation of the intuitive operator controls. The machine is capable of automatically recalling joystick settings based on the Operator ID. The hydraulic cab riser with new dampening system supports all-around visibility and provides cushion from external vibrations.
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.
Lasting 50% longer than previous designs, the new hydraulic oil filter features change intervals to 3,000 operating hours. New anti-drain valves keep the hydraulic oil clean during filter replacement. All fuel filters feature a coordinated 1,000-operating-hour change interval to minimize maintenance requirements. Standard autolube simplifies maintenance by automatically keeping the machine greased from the swing bearing and cab riser to the stick end.
Operators track filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab high-resolution monitor. Eliminating the need for operator interaction, the cooling fan features a standard automatic reverse function to keep the cores clean.