Cat introduces new MP300 attachments

Demolition jobs boosted by Caterpillar work tools

the launch covering Europe, Africa, Middle East, and CIS.

The launch covers Europe, Africa, Middle East, and CIS.

Caterpillar has launched its new MP300 work tool attachments, the new generation of multi-processors for the Cat hydraulic excavators, with the launch covering Europe, Africa, Middle East, and CIS. The MP318 and MP324 can handle virtually any demolition job simply by using the basic housing together with a choice of up to six available jaw sets.

Currently these are the Concrete Cutter (CC) Jaw, Demolition (D) Jaw, Pulverizer (P) Jaw, Shear (S) Jaw, Universal (U) Jaw and Tank Shear (TS) Jaw. Other models will be added to the standard offering at a later stage.

Each Multi-Processor with its common housing can be equipped with the interchangeable jaws, and Richard J. Hermann, commercial manager, Caterpillar Work Tools, says a contractor can achieve exceptional flexibility with minimum investment, and accomplish most tasks encountered on a demolition job.

“The various jaws can be quickly installed or changed, thanks to a new patent pending jaw locking system. Instead of taking about 25 minutes to change the jaws with the previous Series, it now takes 10 minutes with only basic tools needed.”

“We are applying technologies which reduce our customers’ owning and operating costs to ensure they make more money when they choose Cat products and the Cat dealer network than they can with any competitive alternative. This new generation of Multi-Processors uses patent pending booster and speed valve technology and a patent pending jaw locking system, which translates to lower costs for customers and lower emissions for the environment” said Hermann.

One new feature is the integral hydraulic Speed Booster that automatically kicks in whenever the jaws meet resistance. The new booster design combines a speed valve and new smaller cylinder which nearly halves the jaw open/close cycle times. In addition the closing force has increased up to 6%. This will generate between 10 % (Steel cutting CC-jaw) and up to 50% (Concrete breaking D-Jaw) more production.

The new jaws also have fewer welds, and replaceable wear parts, therefore fewer stress areas in construction, improving durability. The number of greasing points has also been reduced, so servicing becomes easy.


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