MH3026 Wheel Material Handler

Cat® MH3026 wheel material handlers are designed for waste handling, scrap metal recycling, timber mill yards, and other industrial applications.



We know that when it comes to material handling equipment, your success depends on productivity and low operating costs. The Cat® MH3026 has simple-to-use technologies, a redesigned cab for enhanced comfort, and more machine options to match your work. Combine these features with up to 10 percent lower operating costs and you have a safe, quality, and reliable product that will provide you with the superior performance you need for your toughest indoor material handling applications.


  • 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.
  • New optional auxiliary relay powers on and turns off CB radios, beacon lights, and other attachments without you taking your hands off the joysticks.
Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area. Build Number: 07C

MH3026 Performance


  • Use up to 10 percent less fuel versus the previous model with no impact on your productivity.
  • The C7.1 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards with an aftertreatment system that requires no 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 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.


  • Match your machine to your application. Multiple configurations allow you to customize your machine to your needs.
  • Equip your MH3026 with an optional 15 kW generator for magnet operation. Generator controls are fully integrated into the cab monitor.
  • Expand your work capabilities with attachments for a variety of applications.

MH3026 Versatility
MH3026 Boost Efficiency


  • Achieve precise load targets and increase loading efficiency with standard Cat Payload which provides on-the-go weighing and realtime estimates of your payload without swinging.
  • SmartBoom lets the boom freely travel up and down without using any pump flow so operators can focus on grapple control and have a smoother cycle.
  • The Cat App helps you manage fleet location, hours, and maintenance schedules; it also alerts you for required maintenance and even allows you to request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • Product Link comes standard so you can remotely monitor machine health, location, hours, and fuel consumption on demand.


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

MH3026 Cab Comfort
MH3026 Reliability


  • 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.


  • Track your machine's filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
  • Change all fuel filters at a synchronized 1,000 hours.
  • Expect the new air intake filter with cyclone precleaner to last up to 1,000 hours.
  • The new 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 percent longer than previous filter designs.
  • High-efficiency, electrically driven cooling fans run only when needed; you can program intervals, so they automatically reverse to keep cores clean without interrupting your work.
  • S·O·SSM ports simplify maintenance and allow for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.



  • Cab Avoidance helps you avoid contact between your attachment and the cab.
  • Standard 2D E-fence prevents your machine from moving outside operator-defined parameters.
  • Keep your machine secure with Operator ID. Use your PIN code on the monitor to enable the push button starting feature.
  • Access all daily maintenance points from ground level - no need for you to climb on top of the machine.
  • 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 along with optional 360° visibility system.
  • Standard 1800-lumen LED lights on the chassis, boom, stick, and cab illuminate your surroundings for a safer work environment.
  • Thicker high-impact and impact-resistant windshields fulfill EN356 P8B and P5A standards respectively.
  • Cab air prefiltration reduces dust entry and air contamination. Upgrade to the optional Advanced Cabin Filtration system for additional protection against harmful particles.
  • Joystick steering eliminates steering column, improving front visibility and increasing cab entrance width. There is an option for a steering wheel for operators who prefer it.
  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
  • Ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
  • Boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse flow, keeping your front linkage securely in place should the hydraulic system unexpectedly lose pressure.

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • Cab
    • Advanced sound-suppressed TOPS cab (ISO 12117-2 compliant)
    • 10" touchscreen monitor
    • Keyless push-to-start engine control
    • Tilt-up left-side console
    • LED dome lights
  • Cat Technology
    • Cat Product Link
    • 2D E-fence and cab avoidance
    • 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 -1800 lumens
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
    • Programmable time delay LED working lights
  • Service and Maintenance
    • Automatic lubrication system for implement and swing system
    • S-O-S sampling ports
  • Engine
    • Cat C7.1 single turbo diesel 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
    • SmartStick
    • Heavy lift mode
  • Safety and Security
    • Rear- and right-side-view cameras
    • Secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Undercarriage and Structures
    • 5700 kg (12,500 lb) counterweight
    • 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

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Booms and Sticks
    • 6.9 m (22'8") Straight MH boom
    • 7.5 m (24'7") Straight MH boom
    • 5.0 m (16'5") Straight MH stick
    • 5.5 (18'1) Drop Nose MH stick
    • 6.0 m (19'8") Drop Nose MH stick
  • Cab
    • Deluxe cab: air suspension heated seat
    • Premium cab: air suspension heated and ventilated seat
    • Fixed one-piece laminated windshield and roof window (P5A glass)
    • Fixed two-piece laminated windshield and roof window (P8B glass)
    • Auxiliary relay
  • Electrical System
    • Electrical refueling pump
  • Safety and Security
    • 360° visibility
    • Travel alarm
  • Undercarriage and Structures
    • 2.99 m (9'10") wide undercarriage
    • 2.99 m (9'10") wide undercarriage with push blade
    • 10.00-20 dual solid rubber tires
    • 11.00-20 16 dual pneumatic tires



Long Name:
MH3026 Wheel Material Handler


Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Engine Power - Maximum - ISO 14396
174 HP / 129 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
171 HP / 128 kW
4 in / 105 mm
5 in / 135 mm
427.8 in³ / 7.01 l


Maximum Travel Speed (with steering wheel)
12.4 mile/h / 20 km/h
Maximum Travel Speed (with joysticks)
9.3 mile/h / 15 km/h
Drawbar Pull
28550 lb/ft / 127 kN
Maximum Gradeability (23 500 kg/51,810 lb)

Hydraulic System

Maximum Pressure - Implements
5366 psi / 37000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5075 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing
5656 psi / 39000 kPa

Machine Weights

Maximum Operating Weight
64375 lb / 29200 kg
Minimum Operating Weight
58202 lb / 26400 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
109.9 gal (US) / 416 l

Service Refill Capabilities

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank
7.9 gal (US) / 30 l
Cooling System
10.6 gal (US) / 40 l

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Oil
5.3 gal (US) / 20 l
Hydraulic Tank
55.2 gal (US) / 209 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
91.1 gal (US) / 345 l
Rear Axle - Housing (Differential)
3.7 gal (US) / 14 l
Front Steering Axle - Differential
2.9 gal (US) / 11 l

Service Refill Capabilities

Final Drive - Each
0.7 gal (US) / 2.5 l

Service Refill Capacities

Powershift Transmission
0.7 gal (US) / 2.5 l

Swing Mechanism

Maximum Swing Torque
51800 ft·lbf / 70 kN·m


MH Boom 7.5 m (24'7")
Drop Nose 6.0 m (19'8")
Shipping Height (with FOGS)
11 ft / 3375 mm
Shipping Length
35.1 ft / 10700 mm
Shipping Length (with push blade)
36.7 ft / 11190 mm
Machine Length
17.9 ft / 5450 mm
Machine Length (with push blade)
20.1 ft / 6115 mm
Tail Swing Radius
9.2 ft / 2800 mm
Counterweight Clearance
4.3 ft / 1305 mm
Cab Height- Lowered
11 ft / 3350 mm
Cab Height- Lowered with FOGS
11.1 ft / 3375 mm
Cab Height-Raised
18.4 ft / 5750 mm
Cab Height- Raised with FOGS
18.9 ft / 5775 mm
Wheel Base
9 ft / 2750 mm
Shipping Width
9.8 ft / 2990 mm
Ground Clearance
1.1 ft / 320 mm
Undercarriage Length
17.4 ft / 5300 mm
Undercarriage Length (with push blade)
19.6 ft / 5970 mm
Upper Frame Width (including handrails)
9 ft / 2740 mm

Working Ranges

Maximum Reach
42.7 ft / 13000 mm
MH Boom 7.5 m (24'7")
Drop Nose 6.0 m (19'8")
Maximum Height
46.8 ft / 14270 mm
Minimum Dump Height
12.5 ft / 3810 mm
Maximum Reach at Ground Line
42.2 ft / 12850 mm
Maximum Depth
9.7 ft / 2970 mm
Boom Pin Height
30.5 ft / 9300 mm