Joystick Steering Available on Cat’s New MH3022, MH3024 Material Handlers

A comfortable operator is a productive operator. That’s the thinking behind the new Next Generation material handlers from Cat.

The Cat MH3022 and MH3024 offer a choice between deluxe and premium designs. The new Next Generation cab features a joystick steering option, eliminating the steering column to improve forward visibility, legroom and ease of cab entry. The left-hand console tilts up, and all controls are positioned in front of and within easy reach of the operator to avoid unnecessary movements.

A heavy-lift mode on both models boosts lifting capacities to more efficiently handle big loads. By allowing the boom to freely travel up and down without using pump flow, the standard SmartBoom enables the operator to focus on grapple control and maintain a smoother cycle.

On the MH3022 a 12% wider footprint increases the stability of the machine for improved performance when lifting at extended reach. The MH3024 offers up to 7% greater swing torque to move more material faster. Both material handlers can be equipped with a 15-kilowatt generator for magnet operation.

These Next Generation material handlers are powered by the Cat C4.4 engine, capable of operating on up to B20 biodiesel, and the engine’s maintenance-free aftertreatment system lowers operating costs and increases machine uptime.

A choice between power and eco modes closely matches the needs of every lift and, according to the company, reduces fuel consumption by 10% without sacrificing machine performance.

A 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen monitor with jog-dial offers is used to navigate the operator controls. Different machine operators can store their specific joystick and preferred power mode settings, and the machine automatically recalls the settings based on the Operator ID.

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