USA: Caterpillar Introduces MH3049 and MH3059

Caterpillar Introduces MH3049 and MH3059

Caterpillar has introduced the new MH3049 and MH3059 material handlers’ design focuses on operator safety, structural strength, hydraulic power, fuel efficiency, and serviceability.

With an operating weight of 111,000 pounds (50,349 kg), the MH3049 is the first of several new wheeled material handlers that Caterpillar will introduce in the greater-than-25-tons class. Coming immediately behind the MH3049 is the new MH3059 at an operating weight of 130,000 pounds (58,967 kg). The new Cat material handlers are purpose-built to work productively and durably in industrial, scrap recycling, and waterway applications, while affording maximum protection and convenience for the operator.

A patented “ground entry and exit” with a step-in cab enhances safety for operators and service personnel.

Both of the new material handlers are powered by the Cat ACERT C9 8.8L engine featuring an electronically controlled, mechanically actuated, unit-injector fuel system that uses multiple-injection fuel delivery for optimum power and economy in all operating situations. The MH3049’s C9 engine is rated at 300-horsepower (224 kW) while the MH3059 engine is rated at 325 hp (242 kW).

High strength structural steel and advanced welding techniques ensure structural integrity; a powerful hydraulic system provides rapid response with efficiency; a Cat C9 ACERTTM engine delivers reliable, fuel-saving performance; and new serviceability features simplify maintenance. These design elements combine to provide low-cost operation and maximum value for the MH3049 and MH3059 customers.

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Press Release, April 11, 2013