Caterpillar MH3050 material handler

April 25, 2023
Brings lineup to seven models

The MH3050 Cat material handler has a maximum reach of 59 feet 3 inches and a maximum height of 62 feet 5 inches. The 258-horsepower material handler has an operating weight range of 105,800 to 110,250 pounds, and it can use up to B20 biodiesel as fuel. Operating modes—Power, Smart, and Economy—allow the operator to match power requirements to the task at hand.

The Next Gen Cat MH3050 expands the line of material handlers to seven distinct models, says product specialist Rich Knudson.

“The MH3050 leverages Cat’s Next Gen excavator and material handler platforms, hence the Next Gen designation,” he says.

Boom and stick offerings combine to provide up to 59 feet 3 inches of reach, and SmartBoom allows the boom to freely travel up and down without using pump flow. A range of attachments are available.

Material handler safety features

Several safety-oriented technologies come standard on the Cat MH3050. E-fence prevents the machine from moving outside operator-defined envelopes. Cab Avoidance stops any potential contact between the attachment and cab. Cat Payload allows the operator to pick up a load of material and obtain a real-time weight estimate without swinging. Operator ID inhibits the machine from unauthorized operation, requiring a PIN code from each operator.

Design features incorporated into the Cat material handler include large tempered-glass windows with small pillars on the re-engineered cab for all-around visibility. 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. Thick, laminated, high-impact and impact-resistant windshields and roof windows meet EN356, P8B and P5A standards. The machine is also equipped with 1800-lumen LED lights on the chassis, boom, and stick.

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, always keeping the front linkage securely in place. Various cab access options provide easy, safe, and quick access to the upper service area.

Cat MH3050 cab

A premium cab is standard, featuring joystick steering to eliminate the steering column and improve forward visibility, legroom, and ease of cab entry. All controls are positioned in front of and within easy reach of the operator. The 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen monitor with jog-dial offers easy navigation of the intuitive operator controls. The machine automatically recalls joystick settings based on the Operator ID. The hydraulic cab riser with new dampening system improves all-around visibility and provides cushion from external vibrations.

Caterpillar MH3050 Specifications

  • Net power: 258 hp
  • Operating weight: 105,800 to 110,250 lb.
  • Maximum reach: 59’3”
  • Maximum height: 62’5”