Caterpillar has announced that it will demonstrate its demolition and recycling expertise at next week’s DDR Expo 2017 in Brussels. The company will display two specialised machines, the Cat 340F UHD (Ultra High Demolition) excavator and the MH3024 wheeled material handler, as well as a full range of demolition and recycling work tools, including hydraulic hammers, shears, pulverisers, and multi-processors.
The new Cat 340F UHD hydraulic excavator, designed and manufactured by Caterpillar and distributed through the Cat dealer network, provides 22 m (72 ft) of vertical pin height and can handle loads of 3.6 t at a 14 m (45 ft) radius. Operating weights range from 44,100 to 50,400 kg, depending on undercarriage configuration (fixed- or variable-gauge) and front configuration (high-reach or short boom with three stick choices). A new boom-coupling system allows quickly configuring the front to the task.
The 340F UHD uses a 228 kW Cat C9.3 ACERT engine that meets EU Stage IV emission standards and provides three power modes to assist operators in controlling fuel consumption.
Engine speed automatically reduces in light-load situations, and the engine shuts down after a preset idling interval. Maximum hydraulic-system flow is 570 l/min. at a main-relief pressure of 35,000 kPa. In heavy-lift mode, pressure increases to 38,000 kPa for added power. Maximum drawbar pull is 285 kN for optimum tractive effort and gradeability in all working situations.