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345C MH Two-piece Fronts by Caterpillar

The two-piece fronts meet your material handling needs with excellent lift performance and working range whether operating in close or at full reach. Built for strong performance and long service life.

C13 Engine with ACERT® Technology

Built for power, reliability, economy and low emissions.


The 345C MH structural components are the backbone of the machine's durability.

Cat Material Handler Hydraulic Systems

The 345C MH hydraulic system is designed to handle the specific requirements of the Material Handling Industry.

Work Tools

Orange Peel Grapples and Walker magnets are offered to maximize performance of the 345C Material Handler.

Additional Features

The 345C MH has been designed with many benefit adding features to enhance the machine's performance in material handling applications.


Simplified service and maintenance features save you time and money.

Complete Customer Support

Cat Dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

345C MH Standard Equipment

  • 32'6" Piece MH Boom. Includes high pressure tig welded steel tubes.

  • 75 Ampere alternator
  • Base machine light (Frame)
  • Lights, cab mounted (Two)
  • Horn - Signal warning
  • Lights, Boom and Stick (Four)

  • Polycarbonate windows except laminated glass in retractable front windshield, 70/30 tempered glass in removable lower windshield and sliding upper door window
  • Seat, suspension with high backseat with headrest, adjustable arm rest and retractable cloth seat belt
  • Monitor
  • Full graphic color display
  • Start up level check for hydraulic and engine oil and engine coolant
  • Working hour information
  • Machine condition, Error code and tool mode setting information
  • AM/FM radio with two stereo speakers (includes antennae) and one 24V to 12V converter
  • Openable polycarbonate skylight with sunshade
  • Windshield wiper / washers (upper/lower)
  • Positive filtered ventilation
  • Air conditioner with auto climate control and defroster
  • Instrument panel and gauges
  • Hydraulic filter warning light
  • Interior lighting
  • Coat hook
  • Ashtray with lighter
  • Literature compartment
  • Storage compartment suitable for lunch box
  • Neutral lever for all controls
  • Joysticks, pilot operated, adjustable with integral electrical switches for operation of grapple rotate and magnet lift drop
  • Toggle switch in RH console to switch between magnet and grapple operation
  • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
  • Floor mat
  • Beverage holder
  • Bolt on FOGS capacity
  • Rear window exit

  • Cat C-13 Diesel engine with 24-volt electric starting
  • Emission package to meet Tier 3
  • Automatic engine speed control with manual return to idle
  • Water separator in fuel line
  • Water level indicator
  • S•O•S Sampling for engine and hydraulic systems
  • Two speed auto-shift travel
  • Dual element radiator with slide out ATAAC & oil cooler
  • Variable-speed cooling fan
  • Muffler
  • Fuel filter

  • Wide carbody with swivel guard
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Track-type sealed undercarriage
  • Idler and center section track guiding guards
  • 750mm (30") Triple grouser shoes (52 sections)
  • Grease lubricated track
  • Heavy duty track motor guards

  • Fully pressurized hydraulic system
  • Auxiliary pump and lines to drive generator
  • Medium pressure auxiliary hydraulic circuit for powering rotating grapples (includes pump, valves and lines)
  • High pressure grapple open close hydraulic circuit

  • Heavy duty upper frame with bottom guards
  • Door locks, cap locks and Caterpillar one-key security system
  • Mirrors (Frame-right, Cab-left)
  • 12000 kg (26,455 lb.) MH Counterweight
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Fine swing
  • Travel alarm
  • Cold weather starting aids
  • Sun Screen
  • Product link ready
  • Universal crosshead adapter for mounting magnets or grapples

345C MH Optional Equipment

Guard, Falling Objects

Fan, Hydraulic, Auto Reversing

25 kW hydraulic driven solid state generator

Magnet, Walker 1829 mm (72")
  • Scrapmaster Magnet for 16.5 m (54'2") front

Grapple, four tine, Orange Peel
  • 2.0 yd3 (1.53 m3) for 7.3 m (24'3") MH stick
  • 1.5 yd3 (1.15 m3) for 9.1 m (29'10") MH stick

Rear Window Exit with internal and external opening latch
  • NOTE: This is mandatory in the province of British Columbia

One of two stick options MUST be chosen
  • Stick, 7.3 m (24'3") Material Handling for 16.5 m (54'2") front
  • Stick, 9.1 m (29'10") Material Handling for 18 m (59'0") front


The CAT® 345C Material Handler is specifically designed for the scrap and material handling customer.


Engine Model Cat® C13 ACERT™ Cat® C13 ACERT™ Less
Net Flywheel Power 345.0 hp 257.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 345.0 hp 257.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 345.0 hp 257.0 kW Less
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 345.0 hp 257.0 kW Less
Bore 5.1 in 130.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.2 in 157.0 mm Less
Displacement 763.0 in3 12.5 L Less

Operating Specifications

Max. Reach 59.0 ft 18.0 m Less
Cab Riser - Fixed 6.43 ft 1.96 m Less
Generator Set 33.5 hp 25.0 kW Less

Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow (each of two pumps) 95.0 gal/min 360.0 L/min Less
Max. Pressure Implements 4982.0 psi 34350.0 kPa Less
Max. Pressure Travel 4982.0 psi 34350.0 kPa Less
Max. Pressure - Swing 4554.0 psi 31400.0 kPa Less
Pilot System Max. Flow 11.36 gal/min 43.0 L/min Less
Pilot System Max. Pressure 596.0 psi 4110.0 kPa Less
Rotate Circuit for Grapple Max. Flow 11.0 gal/min 41.6 L/min Less
Rotate Circuit for Grapple Operating Pressure 4000.0 psi 27579.0 kPa Less
Generator Auxiliary Pump Max Flow 43.0 gal/min 163.0 L/min Less
Generator Auxiliary Pump Max Pressure 4000.0 psi 27579.0 kPa Less


Operating Weight 126615.0 lb 57431.0 kg Less
Upper 34390.0 lb 15595.0 kg Less
Counterweight 26455.0 lb 12000.0 kg Less
Undercarriage (includes carbody) 46690.0 lb 21180.0 kg Less
Two-Piece Front (with cylinders) 19080.0 lb 8655.0 kg Less
Stick 6034.0 lb 2737.0 kg Less


Max. Drawbar Pull 74411.75 lb 331.0 kN Less


Operating Height - to Top of Cab (Fixed) 17.8 ft 5428.0 mm Less
Shipping Height - Cab Tipped 11.83 ft 3618.0 mm Less
Operating Width 14.65 ft 4470.0 mm Less
Shipping Width 13.1 ft 3988.0 mm Less
Shipping Length 45.5 ft 13861.0 mm Less
Tail Swing Radius 12.3 ft 3763.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 2.4 ft 743.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Exhaust 11.8 ft 3604.0 mm Less
Counterweight Clearance 4.8 ft 1474.0 mm Less
Rear of carrier to end of boom 45.48 ft 13861.0 mm Less

Swing Mechanism

Swing Torque 109900.0 lb ft 149.0 kN·m Less
Swing Speed 8.6 RPM 8.6 RPM Less


Track Shoes 30.0 in 750.0 mm Less
Gauge 146.0 in 3720.0 mm Less
Shoes (each side) 52 52 Less
Rollers (each side) 9 9 Less
Overall Track Length 17.6 in 5360.0 mm Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 186.0 gal 705.0 L Less
Cooling System 16.0 gal 61.0 L Less
Engine Oil 11.6 gal 42.0 L Less
Swing Drive 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Final Drive (each) 4.0 gal 15.0 L Less
Hydraulic System (including tank) 150.0 gal 570.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 64.0 gal 243.0 L Less


Maximum Drawbar Pull 74380.0 lb 331.0 kN Less
Maximum Travel Speed 2.7 mph 4.4 km/h Less


Cab/FOGS Standards Optional operator protection guards meeting SAE J1356 and ISO 3449. Optional operator protection guards meeting SAE J1356 and ISO 3449. Less


Brake Standards Meets the following standards: SAE J1026 APR90 Meets the following standards: SAE J1026 APR90 Less
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