MH3024 Wheel Material Handler

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 up to 20% greater swing torque, and you have a safe, quality, and reliable product to take on the wide variety of challenges you face each day.

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 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.

  • The Cat C4.4 meets Brazil MAR-1 emission standards, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA.

  • Match the machine to the job with three power modes - Power, Smart, and Eco. Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to working conditions, providing maximum power when needed and reducing power when it isn't to save fuel.

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

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

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

  • The variable gauge undercarriage retracts for easy transportation and expands for increased stability and lifting capacity.

  • Program and store your preferred power mode and joystick settings using your Operator ID. The machine will automatically remember your selections.

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


  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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 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.



  • 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, safely lower the cab with the 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.



  • 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.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Advanced sound-suppressed TOPS cab (ISO 12117-2 compliant)
  • Deluxe cab: air suspension heated seat, 10" touchscreen monitor
  • Keyless push-to-start engine control
  • Fixed one-piece laminated windshield and roof window (P5A glass)
  • 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
Electrical System
  • Roading and indicator lights at front and rear
  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • 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
  • C4.4 engine
  • One-touch low idle with automatic engine speed control
  • Automatic engine shutdown
  • 52°C (125°F) high-ambient capability
  • -18°C (-0°F) cold start capability
  • 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™
  • 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

Additional information

Offering Type

Engine Model

Cat C4.4

Engine - Net Power - ISO 9249

128 kW ( 171 HP )

Engine - Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)

174 hp (metric) ( 174 hp (metric) )

Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396

129 kW ( 174 HP )

Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)

176 hp (metric) ( 176 hp (metric) )

Engine - Bore

105 mm ( 4.1 in )

Engine - Stroke

135 mm ( 5.3 in )

Engine - Displacement

4.4 l ( 268.5 in³ )

Engine - Biodiesel Capability

Up to B20¹

Engine - Emissions

Meets Brazil MAR-1, U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA
equivalent emission standards.

Engine - 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 1,800 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.

Engine - 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: 100% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated 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. *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.

Transmission - Maximum Gradeability (23 500 kg/51,810 lb)


Transmission - Maximum Travel Speed (with steering wheel)

20 km/h ( 12.4 mile/h )

Transmission - Maximum Travel Speed (with joysticks)

15 km/h ( 9.3 mile/h )

Transmission - Drawbar Pull

127 kN ( 28551 lb/ft )

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pressure - Implements

37000 kPa ( 5366 psi )

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pressure - Travel

35000 kPa ( 5075 psi )

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pressure - Swing

39000 kPa ( 5656 psi )

Machine Weights - Maximum Operating Weight

26500 kg ( 58420 lb )

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank Capacity

350 l ( 92.5 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System

36 l ( 9.5 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Engine Oil

13 l ( 3.4 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

155 l ( 40.9 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System - Including Tank

345 l ( 91.1 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Rear Axle - Housing (Differential)

14 l ( 3.7 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Front Steering Axle - Differential

10.5 l ( 2.8 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Final Drive - Each

2.5 l ( 0.7 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Powershift Transmission

2.5 l ( 0.7 gal (US) )

Swing Mechanism - Maximum Swing Torque

55 kN·m ( 40700 ft·lbf )

Dimensions - Boom

MH Boom 7.45 m (24'5")

Dimensions - Stick

Drop Nose 5.0 m (16'5")

Dimensions - Undercarriage Width

2990 mm ( 9.8 ft )

Dimensions - Shipping Height (with OPG, without stick)

3350 mm ( 11 ft )

Dimensions - Shipping Length

10670 mm ( 35 ft )

Dimensions - Shipping Length (with push blade)

11130 mm ( 36.5 ft )

Dimensions - Machine Length

5290 mm ( 17.3 ft )

Dimensions - Machine Length (with push blade)

5740 mm ( 18.8 ft )

Dimensions - Tail Swing Radius

2600 mm ( 8.5 ft )

Dimensions - Counterweight Clearance

1300 mm ( 4.3 ft )

Dimensions - Cab Height- Lowered

3350 mm ( 11 ft )

Dimensions - Cab Height-Lowered with OPG

3350 mm ( 11 ft )

Dimensions - Cab Height-Raised

5750 mm ( 18.9 ft )

Dimensions - Cab Height-Raised with OPG

5750 mm ( 18.9 ft )

Dimensions - Wheel Base

2750 mm ( 9 ft )

Dimensions - Shipping Width

2990 mm ( 9.8 ft )

Dimensions - Ground Clearance

320 mm ( 1.1 ft )

Dimensions - Undercarriage Length

5300 mm ( 17.4 ft )

Dimensions - Undercarriage Length (with push blade)

5740 mm ( 18.8 ft )

Dimensions - Upper Frame Width (including handrails)

2540 mm ( 8.3 ft )

Working Ranges - Maximum Reach

12010 mm ( 39.4 ft )

Working Ranges - Boom

MH Boom 7.45 m (24'5")

Working Ranges - Stick

Drop Nose 5.0 m (16'5")

Working Ranges - Maximum Height

13030 mm ( 42.8 ft )

Working Ranges - Minimum Dump Height

4520 mm ( 14.8 ft )

Working Ranges - Maximum Reach at Ground Line

11870 mm ( 38.9 ft )

Working Ranges - Maximum Depth

3010 mm ( 9.9 ft )

Working Ranges - Boom Pin Height

9260 mm ( 30.4 ft )

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