Material Handlers MH3040

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Key Specs

Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Cat C7.1
Operating Weight
84940 lb
38529 kg
Maximum Reach
50.8 ft
15490 mm



The Cat® MH3040 material handler builds upon the legacy of the M325D L MH to provide the power and reliability you need for your toughest material handling applications. A new cab along with up to 25% reduced fuel costs and up to 20% reduced maintenance costs combine with proven components to bring you the next generation of Cat Material Handlers.



The MH3040 is built from proven components designed to withstand the toughest applications. Count on the MH3040 to provide the durability and reliability you expect from Cat products.


Two power modes and a new electrically driven fan with auto reverse function minimize fuel use and increase engine efficiency.


With extended maintenance intervals and fewer connections and hoses, you get more done at a lower cost compared to the previous model.

Product Specifications for MH3040

Engine Model Cat C7.1 Cat C7.1
Bore 4 in 105 mm
Stroke 5 in 135 mm
Displacement 428 in³ 7 l
Maximum Travel Speed 11.2 mile/h 18 km/h
Drawbar Pull 34621 ft·lbf 154 kN
Maximum Gradeability 43.80% 43.80%
Maximum Pressure - Implements 5076 psi 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing 4061 psi 28400 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076 psi 35000 kPa
Swing Speed 11.5 r/min 11.5 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque 60628 ft-lb 82 kN·m
Operating Weight 84940 lb 38529 kg
Note Operating weight includes full fuel tank, operator, grapple 2000 kg (4,410 lb), and single tires. Weight varies depending on configuration. Operating weight includes full fuel tank, operator, grapple 2000 kg (4,410 lb), and single tires. Weight varies depending on configuration.
Fuel Tank Capacity 125.2 gal (US) 474 l
Cooling System 6.6 gal (US) 25 l
Engine Oil 6.6 gal (US) 25 l
Swing Drive 2.6 gal (US) 10 l
Rear Axle - Housing (Differential) 5 gal (US) 19 l
Front Steering Axle - Differential 6.3 gal (US) 24 l
Final Drive 1.6 gal (US) 6 l
Powershift Transmission 0.8 gal (US) 2.9 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 86.9 gal (US) 329 l
Hydraulic Tank 38.8 gal (US) 147 l
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tank 10.8 gal (US) 41 l
Boom MH 9.3 m (30'6") MH 9.3 m (30'6")
Stick 7.1 m (23'3") 7.1 m (23'3")
Shipping Length 42 ft 12800 mm
Machine Length 20.7 ft 6330 mm
Tail Swing Radius 10.3 ft 3130 mm
Counterweight Clearance 5.7 ft 1741 mm
Cab Height- Lowered 12 ft 3660 mm
Cab Height- Lowered with FOGS 12.4 ft 3805 mm
Cab Height-Raised 20.5 ft 6255 mm
Cab Height- Raised with FOGS 21 ft 6400 mm
Wheel Base 10.5 ft 3210 mm
Shipping Width 9.8 ft 3000 mm
Ground Clearance 0.9 ft 265 mm
Undercarriage Length 21.1 ft 6425 mm
Maximum Reach 50.8 ft 15490 mm
Boom MH 9.3 m (30'6") MH 9.3 m (30'6")
Stick 7.1 m (23'3") 7.1 m (23'3")
Maximum Height 57.4 ft 17510 mm
Maximum Dump Height 17.8 ft 5445 mm
Maximum Depth 17.2 ft 5265 mm
Boom Pin Height 40 ft 12195 mm

MH3040 Standard Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.


  • Advanced sound suppressed TOPS cab (ISO 12117-2 compliant) with rubber mount
  • High-resolution 254 mm (10") LCD touch screen monitor
  • Automatic bi-level air conditioner
  • Jog dial and shortcut keys for monitor control
  • Keyless push-to-start engine control
  • Tilt-up left-side console
  • Air suspension premium seat with headrest, heater, and ventilator
  • Fixed one-piece tempered windshield (P5A glass)
  • Dome and lower LED interior lights


  • Cat Product Link
  • Remote Services capability


  • Maintenance-free battery
  • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights - 1800 lumens
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • Programmable time delay LED working lights after engine shutdown


  • C7.1 diesel engine
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, Eco
  • 4500 m (14,760 ft) altitude capability with engine power derate above 3000 m (9,840 ft)
  • 43°C (109°F) high-ambient cooling capacity with derate
  • -20°C (-4°F) cold start capability
  • Reversible electric cooling fans
  • Cold start, ether start


  • Electric main control valve
  • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up
  • Boom and stick lowering control check valves
  • Tandem type electronic main pump
  • Element type main hydraulic filter
  • Heavy lift mode
  • Fine swing control function


  • One key security system
  • Door and cap lock
  • Travel/swing lock
  • Signaling/warning horn
  • Travel alarm
  • Secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Openable rear window as emergency exit
  • Bolt-on FOGS
  • Rearview camera
  • Right-side-view camera
  • Right-side front-view mirror


  • 7700 kg (16,975 lb) counterweight
  • All wheel drive
  • Automatic brake/axle lock
  • Creeper speed
  • Electronic swing and travel lock
  • Heavy-duty axles, advanced disc brake system, and travel motor with adjustable braking force
  • Lockable, oscillating front axle with remote greasing point
  • Two speed hydrostatic transmission
  • Tie down points on base frame (ISO 15818 compliant)

MH3040 Optional Equipment


  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.


  • 9.3 m (30'6") Material Handler boom
  • Log Loader Boom
  • 7.1 m (23'3") Industrial stick
  • 5.7 m (18'7") Industrial stick
  • Log Loader Over-Under front


  • Two-piece, high impact resistant laminated windshield (P8B)


  • Generator, 20 kW with wiring to stick nose
  • Rotating beacon


  • Cold start, block heater


  • Boom and stick lowering control check valves
  • Smart Boom


  • 16.00-25 single solid rubber tires
  • 23.5-R25 XHA2 (Michelin) tires

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