Caterpillar material handlers

May. 02, 2021

The Cat® Next Generation MH3250 and MH3260 tracked material handlers from Caterpillar, Deerfield, Ill., replace the Cat 330D MH and 345 C MH models respectively. Both models feature new mechanical variable-gauge undercarriages that flexibly improve machine transportation without sacrificing lifting performance, the company says. Track gauge retracts to 10 ft. 7 in. to lower transport costs and make moving the material handlers more efficient.

When at the yard, gauge extends to 12 ft. 2 in. wide to increase stability and maximize lift capacities. The material handlers offer a maximum reach of 52 ft. 6 in. and 59 ft. 1 in. respectively. Power, Smart and Eco Modes fine-tune power requirements to the job so the material handlers use less fuel than their predecessors without sacrificing machine performance. Smart Mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to working conditions to reduce fuel consumption, while Power Mode provides maximum power to optimize productivity. The machine’s new fuel-efficient engines meet Tier 4 emission standards and can run up to B20 biodiesel.

The machines feature sound suppression for interior noise reduction and rubber cab mounts to reduce vibration feedback. All controls are positioned in front of and within easy reach of the operator. The left-hand console tilts up to offer easy cab entry and exit. The premium air-suspension seat is heated and ventilated. The machine’s operating weights are 107,700 lbs. and 133,200 lbs. respectively.

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