MH3024 Wheel Material Handler



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We know that when it comes to material handling equipment, your success depends on productivity and low operating costs. The Cat® MH3024 is a purpose-built material handler that will provide you with the superior performance you need for your toughest waste and scrapyard applications. The MH3024 features simple-to-use technologies, a redesigned cab for enhanced comfort, and more boom options to match your work. Combine these features with up to 10% lower operating costs and 7% greater swing torque, and you have a safe, quality and reliable product to take on the wide variety of challenges you face each day.

Engine Model Cat C4.4
Net Power - ISO 9249 171 HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN) 174 hp (metric)
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396 174 HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 176 hp (metric)
Bore 4.1 in
Stroke 5.3 in
Displacement 268.5 in³
Biodiesel Capability Up to B20¹
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
Note (1) Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator with engine speed at 2,200 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time
Note (2) ¹Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO
Maximum Gross - ISO 14396 129.4 kW (174 hp [176 hp/PS*])
Machine Weights
Maximum Operating Weight 59100 lb
Minimum Operating Weight 50050 lb
Working Ranges
Maximum Reach 39.4 ft
Boom MH Boom 7.45 m (24'5")
Stick Drop Nose 5.0 m (16'5")
Maximum Height 42.8 ft
Minimum Dump Height 14.8 ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Line 38.9 ft
Maximum Depth 9.9 ft
Boom Pin Height 30.4 ft
Maximum Gradeability (23 500 kg/51,810 lb) 65
Maximum Travel Speed (with steering wheel) 12.4 mile/h
Maximum Travel Speed (with joysticks) 9.3 mile/h
Drawbar Pull 28551 lb/ft
Hydraulic System
Maximum Pressure - Implements 5366 psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5075 psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 5656 psi
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity 92.5 gal (US)
Engine Oil 3.4 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 40.9 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 91.1 gal (US)
Rear Axle - Housing (Differential) 3.7 gal (US)
Front Steering Axle - Differential 2.8 gal (US)
Powershift Transmission 0.7 gal (US)
Service Refill Capabilities
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank 7.9 gal (US)
Cooling System 9.5 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 0.7 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank Capacity 40.4 gal (US)
Fuel Tank 87 gal (US)
Hydraulic System Capacity 66.8 gal (US)
Swing Mechanism
Maximum Swing Torque 42631 ft·lbf
Swing Speed 8.2 r/min
Boom MH Boom 7.45 m (24'5")
Stick Drop Nose 5.0 m (16'5")
Undercarriage Width 9.8 ft
Shipping Height (with OPG, without stick) 11 ft
Shipping Length 35 ft
Shipping Length (with push blade) 36.5 ft
Machine Length 17.3 ft
Machine Length (with push blade) 18.8 ft
Tail Swing Radius 8.5 ft
Counterweight Clearance 4.3 ft
Cab Height- Lowered 11 ft
Cab Height-Lowered with OPG 11 ft
Cab Height-Raised 18.9 ft
Cab Height-Raised with OPG 18.9 ft
Wheel Base 9 ft
Shipping Width 9.8 ft
Ground Clearance 1.1 ft
Undercarriage Length 17.4 ft
Undercarriage Length (with push blade) 18.8 ft
Upper Frame Width (including handrails) 8.3 ft
Air Conditioning System
Note (1) The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.05 kg of refrigerant, which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.502 metric tonnes.
Maximum Travel Speed (with joysticks) 9.3 mile/h
Maximum Travel Speed (with steering wheel) 12.4 mile/h

Latest Features

Cab Monitor Improvements


  1.  Continuously improved user interface allows for intuitive navigation, minimizing performance interruption with the easy-to-use touchscreen menu.

  3. Identify apps quickly with a grid list view, abbreviated app names, and categorized menu options.

  5. A new notification center keeps important information visible to the operator, and displays messages without shrinking the camera view.

  7. Color coded notifications set critical messages apart from the rest.

  9. Use the in-monitor QR code to learn about machine technology and features through a full suite of "how-to" videos.

  • Enhance visibility to make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting.

  • Standard integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.

Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area.
Build Number:  07D

High Performance


  • Use up to 10% less fuel versus the previous model, with no impact on your productivity.

  • Get the job done faster with 7% greater swing torque

  • The C4.4 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets US EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V Final emissions standards with an aftertreatment system that requires no scheduled maintenance or downtime.

  • The advanced electro-hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need.

  • Valve priority puts hydraulic pressure and flow where you need it.

  • Boost lifting capabilities and improve the controllability of heavy loads with heavy lift mode.

  • Program and store your preferred power mode and joystick settings using your operator ID. The machine will automatically remember your selections, reducing operator stress and fuel consumption.

  • SmartBoom™ lets the boom freely travel up and down without using any pump flow so operators can focus on stick and bucket work.

Take the Guesswork Out of Managing Your Equipment


  • Cat Payload helps you achieve precise load targets to improve your operating efficiency. Pick up a load of material--with a bucket and thumb combination or grapple and clamshell attachments--and get a real-time weight estimate without swinging.​

  • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.​

  • VisionLink® provides actionable data insights for all assets - regardless of fleet size or equipment manufacturer. * Review equipment data from your desktop or mobile device to maximize uptime and optimize assets. Dashboards provide information such as hours, miles, location, idle time, and fuel utilization. Make informed decisions that lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your jobsite.​

  • VisionLink® Productivity gathers and summarizes machine telematics and jobsite data from all your equipment – regardless of the manufacture. * View actionable information such as idle time, fuel burn, location, payload, load counts, total cycles, and more to improve machine efficiency, productivity, and utilization. Access data anywhere via a mobile, tablet, or desktop - on or off the jobsite.​

  • Remote Troubleshoot is a mobile application that allows your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing on your connected machine remotely to help ensure that issues are resolved quickly and with less downtime.​

  • Remote Flash is a mobile application that allows you to update onboard software without a technician being present, allowing you to initiate software updates when convenient, increasing your overall operating efficiency.​

* Data field availability can vary by equipment manufacturer.​

Work in Comfort


  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cab options.

  • The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable, while the Premium seat is heated and ventilated and adjusts automatically.

  • The cab has a wide seat that adjusts for operators of all sizes.

  • Control the machine comfortably with easy-to-reach controls.

  • Standard automatic climate control keeps you at the right temperature all shift long.

  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles. A cup holder, document holder, bottle holder, and coat hook are also provided.

  • Connect to personal devices via the standard radio's USB ports and Bluetooth® technology.

  • Cat continues to improve user interface functionality for operators of all skill levels. The touchscreen monitor is an easy-to-use operating tool that presents the jobsite dashboard with an intuitive format.

  • Productivity applications are displayed in grid view to read on the go, and touchscreen navigation is programmed to ensure job performance continues without any hold-ups.

  • Optional auxiliary relay powers on and turns off CB radios, beacon lights, and other attachments without taking your hands off the joysticks.

Reliable, Durable, and Versatile


  • Count on your machine to withstand wear throughout the years. Boom, sticks, and other high-stress areas are reinforced with thick multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings to ensure quality and reliability.

  • Work up to 3000 m (9,840 ft) above sea level without derating.

  • Don't let the temperature stop you from working. The material handler has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52°C (125°F) and a cold-start capability of -18°C (0°F).

  • Auto warm-up speeds up hydraulic oil warming in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.

  • Match your machine to your application. Multiple configurations allow you to customize your machine to your needs.

  • Equip your MH3024 with an optional 15kW generator for magnet operation. Generator controls are fully integrated into the cab monitor.

  • Expand your work capabilities with attachments for a variety of applications.

  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. Additional auxiliary relays allow you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.



  • Track your machine's filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.

  • Using Cat genuine oil and filters and doing your typical S·O·SSM monitoring will double the current service interval to 1,000 hours, giving you greater uptime to do more work.   

  • Expect the latest air intake filter with pre-cleaner to last up to 1,000 hours – a 100% increase over the previous filter.   

  • The latest hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000-hour replacement interval – 50% longer than previous filter designs.     

  • High-efficiency cooling fans run only when needed; you can program intervals so they automatically reverse to keep cores clean without interrupting your work.   

  • S·O·S ports are on ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.   

  • Boost productivity with proactive service reminders. The integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with step-by-step service guidance and the parts needed so you don't experience unnecessary downtime.



  • Cab Avoidance helps you avoid contact between your worktool and the cab.

  • Standard 2D E-Fence prevents your machine from moving outside operator-defined parameters.

  • Ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.

  • Keep your machine secure with Operator ID. Use your PIN code on the monitor to enable the push-button starting feature.

  • Enjoy great all-around visibility with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design. Rearview and side-view cameras are standard.

  • Standard 1800-lumen LED exterior lights illuminate your surroundings for a safer work environment. 

  • Thick impact-resistant windshields fulfill P5A standards.

  • Service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to the upper service platform. The service platform steps use an anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping.  

  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.

  • Optional Operator Protective Guards (OPG) protect from falling and flying debris.

  • When activated, the ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel in the engine and shuts down the machine.

  • In an emergency, lower the cab safely with the emergency cab lowering valve behind the cab riser or to the right of the seat. The valve located behind the cab riser is easily accessible.

  • Boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse flow, keeping your front linkage securely in place should the hydraulic system unexpectedly lose pressure. 

  • Make service work more accessible and safer with optional inspection lighting. With the flip of a switch, lights will illuminate the engine pump, battery, and radiator compartments to enhance visibility.



  • The Cat C4.4 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.

  • The MH3024 emits up to 17% less CO2 than the previous MH3024-06.*

  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels*** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.

  • Auto Engine Speed Control helps reduce unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.

  • When engaged, one-touch idle helps operators conserve fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by lowering engine speed when the machine is under no load and return to normal operating speed when desired.

  • Cat Scheduled Oil Sampling (S-O-S) Services helps reveal excessive wear, contaminated fluids or other "unseen" issues that can shorten component life. In many cases, you can extend oil and coolant change intervals by using fluid monitoring. Consult your Cat dealer or the machine's operation and maintenance manual for more information.

  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.

  • VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.

  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.

  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.

*All comparisons to MH3024-06. Productivity, fuel and CO2 emissions vary by application. CO2 emissions calculations based on a reference work cycle using 2.2 U.S. gallons per hour of #2 U.S. diesel fuel based. Applies IPCC2006 methodology using U.S. EPA Emissions Hub emission factors. Includes DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) related CO2. Fuel measurements are at 15C. Estimated average fuel consumption improvements are based on tests or Product Link data where available. Productivity improvements are based on test data.
**Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer).
***Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from lower-carbon intensity fuels are essentially the same as traditional fuels.

Standard Equipment:

  • Cab
    • Advanced sound-suppressed TOPS cab (ISO 12117-2 compliant)
    • Keyless push-to-start engine control
    • Deluxe cab: heated and cooled seat with automatic adjustable suspension, 10" touchscreen monitor
    • Premium cab: air suspension heated seat, 10" touchscreen monitor
    • LED dome lights
  • Safety And Security
    • Cab Avoidance
    • Rear- and right-side-view cameras
    • Secondary engine shutoff switch
    • Lockable disconnect switch
  • Cat Technology
    • Cat VisionLink®
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Payload
  • Electrical System
    • Roading and indicator lights at front and rear
    • Maintenance-free batteries
    • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom and stick lights, cab lights
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
    • Programmable time delay LED working lights
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Automatic lubrication system for implement and swing system
    • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S℠)
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Engine
    • C4.4 engine
    • One-touch low idle with automatic engine speed control
    • Automatic engine shutdown
    • 52°C (125°F) high-ambient capability
    • Cold start capability-18°C (-0°F)
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • On-demand electric cooling fans with auto-reverse function
  • Hydraulic System
    • Electric main control valve
    • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up
    • Automatic swing brake
    • Separate dedicated swing pump
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
    • Medium pressure auxiliary circuit
    • Element type main hydraulic filter
    • SmartBoom
    • Smart Stick
    • Heavy lift mode
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • All wheel drive
    • Automatic brake/axle lock
    • Creeper speed
    • Heavy-duty axles, advanced disc brake system, and travel motor with adjustable braking force
    • Lockable, oscillating front axle with remote greasing point

Optional Equipment:

  • Booms And Sticks
    • 7.45m (24'5") MH boom
    • 6.4 m (21') MH boom
    • 5.26 m (17'3") Variable Angle boom
    • 5.65 m (18'6") One-piece boom
    • 5.0 m (16'5") Drop Nose MH stick
    • 4.3 m (14'1") Straight MH stick
    • 2.9 m (9'6") Straight stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Straight stick
    • No Stick Configuration
    • Bucket linkage, B-type with lifting eye
  • Cab
    • Fixed one-piece laminated windshield and roof window (P5A glass)
    • Fixed one-piece laminated windshield and roof window (P8B glass)
    • Auxiliary relay
    • Operator Protective Guards (OPG)
  • Electrical System
    • Electrical refueling pump
  • Safety And Security
    • 360° visibility
    • Inspection lighting
    • Travel alarm
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 2750 mm (9'0") wide undercarriage
    • 2990 mm (9'10") wide undercarriage
    • 4200 kg (9,250 lb) counterweight
    • 4700 kb (10,350 lb) counterweight
    • Push Blade
    • 10.00-20 dual solid rubber tires
    • 11.00-20 16 PR dual tires

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