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Caterpillar MH3040 Material Handler


Material Handler Excavators

Caterpillar MH3040 material handler.

The Cat MH3040 material handler replaces the M325D L MH and is built with the company’s “next generation” excavator components. The unit has a 202-horsepower Cat C7.1 diesel engine, and Smart Mode matches engine power to hydraulic power to reduce fuel consumption up to 25 percent compared to the predecessor. The engine can run up to B20 biodiesel.

Maximum reach for the material-handling excavator is 50 feet 10 inches, and maximum height is 57 feet 5 inches. Operating weight is 84,900 pounds, Swing speed on the handler is 12 percent faster, and the hydraulic system has valve priority to direct pressure and flow to where it’s needed. Heavy lift mode boosts lifting capacities and improves controllability.

View from Cat MH3040 material handler cab.

Cab improvements (above) include sound suppression, smaller pillars, and large tempered windows. Rearview and right-side cameras are standard. It has a 10-inch touchscreen monitor and ergonomically located joystick controls.

Design changes reduce maintenance costs by up to 20 percent, according to Caterpillar. All fuel filters feature a synchronized 1,000-operating-hour change interval, and the new air intake filter with precleaner lasts up to 1,000 hours. A new hydraulic oil filter improves filtration and increases change intervals to 3,000 operating hours, a 50 percent longer service life over the M325D L MH. New anti-drain valves keep the hydraulic oil clean during filter replacement to improve system longevity.

Cat MH3040 Material Handler Specifications

  • Engine: Cat C7.1
  • Net power: 202 horsepower
  • Max. operating weight: 84,940 pounds
  • Max. reach: 50 feet 10 inches
  • Max. height: 57 feet 5 inches

The company released a customer testimonial video: