The Dirt #04: New Aerial Lift Standards + Cat’s Matt Santee Talks New MH3040 Material Handler

Updated Jan 11, 2021

In this week’s episode of The Dirt we highlight the new Cat D7 dozer, Kubota’s first mini skid steer, and go over the details of the new ANSI standards for aerial lifts. We also have a conversation with Matt Santee, a product application specialist at Caterpillar, on the company’s new 40-metric-ton material handler, the MH3040.


🚧Episode Chapters🚧

0:00 Intro

0:37 Cat D7

2:03 Kubota SCL1000 is its first mini skid steer

3:15 New ANSI aerial lift standards

5:53 Coronavirus’ Impact on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

7:39 Saying hello to Matt Santee of Caterpillar

7:54 Cat’s Philosophy Behind Material Handler Lineup Changes

9:40 What Material Handler Customers Need

11:00 Why Customers Loved M325D, M325D L MH

12:06 Core Components on MH3040 Carried Over From M325D L MH

13:25 What Customers Like About the New MH3040 So Far

15:04 How the MH3040 Will Change the Way Operators Work

16:35 Hydraulics Propel 25% Fuel Efficiency Increase

18:23 Power Modes?

20:10 Front Structures

20:32 Grapple Design Improvements and Benefits

22:28 New Cab: Bigger, Better Visibility, More Ergonomic

25:35 20% Reduction in Maintenance Costs


🚧Mentioned in this episode:🚧

Cat unveils MH3040 Material Handler

Cat D7

Kubota SCL1000

New ANSI Aerial Lift Standards

Ritchie Bros. CEO Discusses Coronavirus Impacts


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