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Cat takes out the trash with new material handler

Caterpillar’s MH3027, available in configurations for waste handling, is the smallest in its range

PHOTO: The MH3027 is powered by a Cat ACERT 7.1 engine developing 129 kW (173 hp). Credit: Supplied

Caterpillar has launched a new wheeled material-handler, the MH3027, which has a 28,500kg operating weight and compact swing-radius of 213mm.

The machine is the fourth and smallest in the series of new wheeled material-handlers in the 25-plus metric-ton category to be introduced in global markets. It is powered by a Cat ACERT 7.1 engine developing 129 kW (173 hp).

The MH3027 is available in configurations for waste handling, featuring a straight stick, and for scrap handling, featuring a drop-nose stick, while a debris-resistant cooling package with a hydraulic, variable-speed, auto-reversing fan and plug-resistant coolers equip the machine for challenging conditions.

A new feature of the MH3027 allows customers to select from two hydraulic cab-riser options: either 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 5.4m for optimal jobsite visibility. Additionally, the 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, with optional side-view camera.

The Cat cab-avoidance system, using sensors on the front linkage, is standard equipment that helps ensure that the work tool will not contact the cab.

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