The 173-horsepower Cat MH3027 material handler is the fourth and smallest in the series of wheeled material handlers that Caterpillar is introducing in the greater-than-25-metric-ton size class.
At 62,832 pounds, the machine has a swing radius 8.3 inches less than the Cat MH3037, the next size up in the company's line. Caterpillar says it will eventually add 75-metric-ton and 95-metric-ton units to the line.
Purpose-built for the solid waste and scrap recycling industries, the MH3027 also is available in configurations for waste handling, featuring a straight stick, and for scrap handling, featuring a drop-nose stick. A debris-resistant cooling package with a hydraulic, variable speed, auto-reversing fan and plug -resistant coolers equips the machine for challenging conditions.
The MH3027 also provides protection for the operator. The Cat cab avoidance system, using sensors on the front linkage, is standard equipment and helps ensure attachments will not contact the cab. Customers can select from two hydraulic cab riser options. They can choose the cab-to-platform configuration, or the patented “ground-level entry and exit” with a step-in cab that lowers to the front or the side of the machine to enhance convenience and safety for operators and service personnel. The hydraulic cab riser takes the operator to 18 feet for optimal job site visibility. Similar to Cat M Series motor graders, the MH3027 cab features joystick steering control, which eliminates the steering wheel and opens the front view for the operator. A standard rearview camera also expands sight lines, and an optional side-view camera is available.
The MH3027 is powered by a Cat C7.1 ACERT engine that meets Tier 4-Final emissions standards.