MH3260 Tracked Material Handler



The Cat® MH3260 offers superior performance for your material handling applications. Featuring a spacious, ergonomic cab, the MH3260 offers a comfortable work environment to keep you productive all day long. Longer maintenance intervals and lower fuel consumption combine to provide up to 20% lower operating costs. The MH3260 provides the safety and reliability you need for your toughest applications.


  • The new optional integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.
  • New optional auxiliary relay powers on and turns off CB radios, beacon lights, and other attachments without you taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Make the jobsite safer with an optional swing alarm.
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


High Performance with Lower Fuel Consumption

  • Use less fuel versus the 345C MH with no impact on your productivity.
  • The C13 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • 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 max 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Work in Comfort in the All-New Cab

  • The cab, with hydraulic cab riser, has a wide seat that adjusts for operators of all sizes and is heated and ventilated for optimum comfort.
  • 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.
  • Machine settings can be controlled through the high-resolution, 10 inch, touchscreen monitor. It offers 42 languages and is easy to reach from the seat.

Superior Serviceability

  • 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 air intake filter with integrated pre-cleaner air filter to last up to 1,000 hours in most applications.
  • 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.
  • The high-efficiency hydraulic fan has an optional automatic reverse function to keep cores free from debris, eliminating the need for any operator interaction.
  • S·O·SSM ports simplify maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.


  • 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 anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping.
  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
  • Standard Falling Object Guard System (FOGS) provides protection from falling and flying debris.
  • Ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
  • In case of an emergency, lower the cab safely with the emergency cab lowering valve located 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 moving the excavator much easier with Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.

Reliability and Durability You Can Count On

  • Count on your machine to withstand wear throughout the years. Boom, stick, and other high-stress areas are reinforced with thick multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings to ensure quality and reliability.
  • Work up to 2600 m (8,530 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 -32°C (-25°F).
  • Auto warm up speeds up hydraulic oil warming in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

    • 9.9 m (32'6") material handler boom
    • 9.1 m (29'10") industrial stick
  • CAB
    • Material Handler cab: air suspension heated and ventilated seat, 10" monitor
    • Keyless push-to-start engine control
    • Tilt-up left-side console
    • Fixed one-piece laminated windshield and glass hatch (P5A glass)
    • LED dome and lower interior lights
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote services capability
    • Remote flash capability
    • Maintenance-free batteries
    • LED exterior lights (integrated into storage box and mounted on boom and stick sides)
    • Power fuse module
    • Electronic Technician compatible
    • Service platform with anti-skid plate and recessed bolts
    • S-O-S sampling ports
    • Grouped location for engine oil and fuel filters
    • C13 engine
    • One-touch low idle with automatic engine speed control
    • Automatic engine shutdown
    • Automatic engine speed control
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Integrated pre-cleaner air filter
    • 2600 m (8,580 ft) altitude capability with no derate
    • 115 Amp alternator
    • Three vertical side-by-side cooling system
    • Biodiesel capable (up to B20)
    • Dual stage 5.5 micron primary filter and 4.4 micron 2nd/3rd filter in fuel line
    • Electric main control valve
    • Automatic warm up
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • Hydraulic main pump
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
    • Medium pressure (grapple rotate) and cab riser valve
    • High performance hydraulic return filter
    • Two speed travel
    • Fine swing capability
    • Rear- and right-side-view cameras
    • Right-hand handrail and hand hold (ISO 2867 compliant)
    • Signaling/warning horn
    • Secondary engine shutoff switch
    • Caterpillar one key security system
    • Secure start with PIN code
    • Lockable external tool/storage box and fuel drain compartment
    • Standard visibility mirror package
    • FOGS Guard
    • 750 mm (30") triple grouser long variable guage undercarriage, PPR2 (M24)
    • Grease lubricated track GLT4, Resin seal
    • Guard, heavy duty bottom without swivel guard or travel motor protection (recessed bolts)
    • Guard, heavy duty travel motor protection
    • Towing eye on baseframe (ISO 15818 compliant)

Optional Equipment



Long Name:
MH3260 Tracked Material Handler


Engine Model
Cat C13
Net Power- ISO 14396:2002
317 HP / 425 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249
424 HP / 316 kW
5 in / 130 mm
6 in / 157 mm
763 in³ / 12.5 l


Maximum Travel Speed
3 mile/h / 4.8 km/h
Maximum Travel Speed
2.9 mile/h / 4.8 km/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull
53729 lbf / 239 kN

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow (× 2 pumps) - Travel
206 gal(US)/min / 779 l/min
Maximum Pressure - Implements
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing
3771 psi / 26000 kPa


Operating Weight
133200 lb / 60420 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
188.9 gal (US) / 715 l
Cooling System
13.7 gal (US) / 52 l
Engine Oil (with filter)
10.6 gal (US) / 40 l
Swing Drive - Each
2.8 gal (US) / 10.5 l
Final Drive - Each
4 gal (US) / 15 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
145.3 gal (US) / 550 l
Hydraulic Tank
57.3 gal (US) / 217 l
DEF Tank
12.2 gal (US) / 46 l

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
8.84 r/min / 8.84 r/min
Swing Torque
137924 ft·lbf / 187 kN·m


MH Boom 9.9m (32'6")
Industrial 9.1 m (29'10")
Shipping Height (with FOGS, without stick)
11.8 ft / 3580 mm
Shipping Length (without stick)
45 ft / 13710 mm
Machine Length (with boom/stick)
13270 mm / 46.5 ft
Tail Swing Radius
12.33 ft / 3760 mm
Counterweight Clearance
4.66 ft / 1420 mm
Cab Height-Lowered
11.6 ft / 3540 mm
Cab Height-Lowered with FOGS
11.8 ft / 3580 mm
Cab Height-Raised
19.8 ft / 6030 mm
Cab Height-Raised with FOGS
20.3 ft / 6175 mm
Ground Clearance
2.33 ft / 710 mm
Track Length to Center of Rollers
14.3 ft / 4340 mm
Track Length
17.6 ft / 5370 mm
Upper Frame Width (includes walkways and handrails)
12.6 ft / 3830 mm
Track Gauge-Retracted
10.6 ft / 3220 mm
Track Gauge- Extended
12.2 ft / 3720 mm
Undercarriage Width-Retracted,750 mm (30”) shoes
13.2 ft / 4010 mm


Undercarriage Width-Extended
177 in / 4510 mm

Working Ranges

Maximum Reach
59.1 ft / 18000 mm
MH Boom 9.9m (32'6")
Industrial 9.1 m (29'10")
Maximum Height
58.5 ft / 17820 mm
Minimum Height
10 ft / 3120 mm
Minimum Swing Radius-Front
13.1 ft / 4000 mm
Maximum Depth
26.8 ft / 8150 mm
Boom Pin Height
39.8 ft / 12120 mm