Built for power, reliability, low maintenance, excellent fuel economy and low emissions.
Powerful PerformanceThe Cat® C6.6 engine with ACERT™ Technology optimizes engine performance. The Cat C6.6 engine in the M318D MH delivers a maximum gross power of 130 kW.
Low Fuel ConsumptionThe C6.6 is electronically controlled and uses the Cat Common Rail Fuel System and fuel pump. This combination provides outstanding fuel consumption during both production and travel.
Low Noise, Low VibrationThe Cat C6.6 design improves operator comfort by reducing sound and vibration.
Cooling SystemAn electronically controlled, hydraulic motor drives a variable speed on-demand fan for engine coolant and hydraulic oil. The optimum fan speed is determined based on coolant and hydraulic oil temperature resulting in reduced fuel consumption and lower sound levels. The electronic engine control continuously compensates for the varying fan load, providing consistent net power, regardless of operating conditions.
One-Touch Low Idle ControlThe two stage, one-touch Automatic Engine Speed Control reduces engine speed if no operation is performed, maximizing fuel efficiency and reducing sound levels.
Waste Handling Package
The new Waste Handling Package has been specifically developed for machines working in dusty environments. This package has been tested to make sure customers can rely on it. This Package includes:
- An automatic, hydraulic reversible fan that reverses airflow after a set interval, manually adjustable between 2 and 60 minutes directly from the monitor.
- A special dense wire mesh cooling system hood that further helps to reduce radiator clogging.
- A maintenance-free Turbine Precleaner with side dust ejection provides precleaned air to the engine air filter.
- A new air filter.
- A special dense wire mesh covering air inlets.
- A new sealing all around the front hood.
The front hood enclosures are perforated when the machine is equipped with the Waste Handling package.
Fast cycle times and increased lift capacity combine to maximize your productivity in any job.
Fast Implement SpeedD Series Material Handlers are able to offer even faster stick and swing speeds, leading to more productivity.
Dedicated Swing PumpA dedicated variable displacement piston pump and fixed displacement piston motor power the swing drive. This closed hydraulic circuit maximizes swing performance without reducing speed to the other hydraulic functions, resulting in smoother combined movements.
Heavy Lift ModeThis mode maximizes lifting performance by boosting the lifting capability of the material handler by 7%. Heavy loads can be easily moved in the full working range of the machine, maintaining excellent stability and speed.
Adjustable Hydraulic SensitivityAdjustable Hydraulic Sensitivity allows the operator to adjust the aggressiveness of the machine according to the application. For precision work, one of three different levels of aggressiveness can be pre-selected.
Proportional Auxiliary Hydraulics
Versatility of the hydraulic system can be expanded to utilize a wide variety of hydraulic work tools using multiple valve options.
- The Multi-Combined Valve is the core of the Tool Control System, allowing the operator to select up to ten preprogrammed work tools from the monitor. These preset hydraulic parameters support either one-way or two-way flow. The joystick sliding switches allow modulated control of the work tool.
- The Medium Pressure Function Valve provides proportional flow that is ideal for tilting buckets or rotating tools.
Stick Regeneration CircuitThe Stick Regeneration Circuit increases efficiency and helps increase controllability for higher productivity and lower operating costs.
Hydraulic SnubbersCaterpillar integrates its cylinder snubber technology into all Wheel Material Handler boom, stick and hydraulic cab riser cylinders. These snubbers help cushion shocks, reduce sound and increase cylinder life.
Reduces stress and vibrations transmitted to the machine and provides a more comfortable environment.
SmartBoom™It allows the operator to fully concentrate on production. The unique Cat® SmartBoom™ significantly enhances operator comfort and job efficiency. Loading is more productive and more fuel efficient as the return cycle is reduced while the boom down function does not require pump flow.
Environmentally Responsible Design
The D Series Material Handlers help build a better world and preserve the fragile environment.
Fuel EfficiencyThe Material Handlers are designed for outstanding performance with high fuel efficiency. This means more work done in a day, less fuel consumed and minimal impact on our environment.
Low Exhaust EmissionsThe Cat® C6.6 engine meets EU Stage IIIA emissions regulations while offering increased performance, reliability and reduced fuel consumption and sound levels.
Quiet OperationOperator and spectator noise levels are extremely low as a result of the variable speed fan and remote cooling system.
Biodegradable Hydraulic OilThe optional biodegradable hydraulic oil (Cat BIO HYDO Advanced HEES™) is formulated to provide excellent high?pressure and high temperature characteristics, and is fully compatible with all hydraulic components. Cat BIO HYDO Advanced HEES™ is fully decomposed by soil or water microorganisms, providing a more environmentally sound alternative to mineral-based oils.
Fewer Leaks and SpillsLubricant fillers and drains are designed to minimize spills. Cat O-Ring Face Seals, Cat XT™ Hose and hydraulic cylinders are all designed to help prevent fluid leaks that can reduce the machine performance and cause harm to the environment.
Longer Service IntervalsWorking closely with your Cat dealer can help extend service intervals for engine oil, hydraulic oil, axle oil and coolant. Meaning fewer required fluids and fewer disposal, all adding up to lower operating costs.
The interior layout maximizes operator space, provides exceptional comfort and reduces operator fatigue.
Interior Operator StationVisibility and ergonomics are some of the many new features of the D Series Material Handler Operator Station. The cab provides maximum space and is designed for simplicity and functionality. Frequently used switches are centralized and are situated on the right-hand switch console. The left-hand seat console controls the dozer blade and/or outriggers, and is tiltable for easy access to the cab. The fully automatic climate control adjusts temperature and air flow for exceptional operator comfort. Other features include a cigar lighter, ashtray, drink/bottle holder, magazine rack and integrated mobile phone holder.
Cab ConstructionThe exterior design uses thick steel tubing along the bottom perimeter of the cab, improving the resistance to fatigue and vibration. This design allows the falling object guards to be bolted directly to the cab. Interior noise levels are substantially reduced due to the cab shell being attached to the frame with rubber mounts that limit vibration and sound transmitted from the frame.
To maximize visibility, all glass is affixed directly to the cab, eliminating the use of window frames. Choice of fixed or easy-to-open split front windshields meet operator preference and application conditions.
- The fixed front windshield comes with high-impact resistant, laminated glass.
- The 70/30 split front windshield opens with the upper portion able to be stored out of the way above the operator. The lower front windshield features a rounded design to maximize downward visibility and improves wiper coverage. This windshield option also features the one-touch action release system.
- The roof of the cab provides an additional viewing pane with a skylight for added upward visibility. Direct sunlight is diverted with the retractable sunshield.
Heated MirrorsAnother feature is electrically heated mirrors, increasing safety and visibility in cold conditions.
WipersThe parallel wiper system maximizes visibility in poor weather conditions. The wiper virtually covers the entire front windshield, cleaning the operator’s immediate line of sight.
The compact color monitor displays information in the local language that is easy to read and understand. Functions include the following:
- Two times 5 programmable “quick access” buttons for one-touch selection of favorite functions.
- Filter and oil change warnings displayed when the number of hours reaches the maintenance interval.
- Tool select functionality, allowing the operator to select up to ten pre-defined hydraulic work tools.
- Rear camera viewing capabilities from the standard camera mounted on the counterweight.
Deluxe SeatThe optional deluxe seat, equipped with an active seat climate system, improves operator comfort. Cooled air flows through the seat cushions to reduce body perspiration. On cold days, a two-step seat heater keeps the operator warm and comfortable. The fully adjustable seat with adjustable lumbar support automatically adjusts to the driver’s weight providing a more relaxed and comfortable environment.
Lunch BoxA large storage compartment is located behind the operator’s seat. The compartment provides sufficient room to store items such as a lunch box. A cover secures the contents during machine operation.
Foot PedalsTwo-way pedals for travel and auxiliary circuits provide increased floor space, reducing the need to change positions. The foot pedal for auxiliary high-pressure circuit can be locked in the off position and used as a footrest for greater operator comfort.
Cat Standard Rearview CameraThe rearview camera displays on the operator monitor. Together with best-in-class visibility to the front, up, left and right, the rearview camera ensures the safe operation of the machine and fulfills the requirements of ISO 5006/EN474.
Hydraulic cab riser is available to maximize viewing to all sides of the machine.
Hydraulic Cab Riser
The Hydraulic Cab Riser (HCR) design provides the most suitable solution when high flexibility in cab height is needed. Main features of the hydraulic riser include the following:
- Stability - The lift arms on the HCR are a wide and deep box-sectioned design with improved top and bottom links for greater cab stability. Further stability is achieved with the help of the retractable hydraulic cylinders used to raise the cab.
- Speed - Two heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders provide quicker and more controlled up and down travel than seen in the C Series.
- Comfort - The parallelogram design of the linkage allows the cab to remain level at all ranges of motion. HCR movement is also slowed as the cab reaches the end of the riser stroke, eliminating the effects of a sudden start/stop.
- Safety - In the event of a hydraulic malfunction, the cab can be lowered using either a lever inside the cab or one on the frame at ground level.
Bottom Position (1)The bottom position is used for shipping and travel, allowing for safer transporting.
Top Position (2)The top position raises the cab by 2400 mm. This provides optimal viewing for all material handling jobs.
Undercarriage and Drive Line
Undercarriage and axle design provides maximum strength, flexibility and mobility on wheels.
Effective hydraulic line routing, transmission protection and heavy-duty axles make the Cat undercarriages perfect for material handler applications. Four different undercarriages are available to provide the stability you need for your applications:
- Material Handling - The Material Handling undercarriage with four welded outriggers is ideal when extra stability is needed, especially when using a Hydraulic Cab Riser.
- Material Handling with Dozer Blade - An optional expansion to the Material Handling Undercarriage includes an additional Dozer Blade mounted ahead of the front stabilizers to be used to push material commonly encountered in waste and millyard applications.
- The Material Handling compact undercarriage, specifically designed for limited space applications. The overall width and length are shorter and its symmetrical design enhances maneuverability and flexibility in tight areas.
- The standard undercarriage allows for different kinds of stabilizers and blades to be attached either to the front or to the rear.
Heavy-Duty AxlesThe front axle offers wide oscillating and steering angles. The transmission is mounted directly on the rear axle for protection and optimum ground clearance.
Advanced Disc Brake SystemThe disc brake system acts directly on the hub instead of the drive shaft to avoid planetary gear backlash. This minimizes the rocking effect associated with working free on wheels.
Drive Line ConceptThe driveline design effectively utilizes the 19% increase in engine torque and 10% increase in power to provide a comfortable ride with improved smoothness, hydraulic retarding, and gear shifting commonly used during travel between material handling jobs.
Ground ClearanceA compact undercarriage design provides the M318D MH with optimum ground clearance during travel.
Booms and Sticks
Improved strength and kinematics help to bring higher production and efficiency to all jobs.
MH Booms and SticksThe MH booms have been designed to handle increased lifting capacities. The stick range offers leading side plates to maximize the protection of hydraulic lines. Multiple boom and stick options allow you to pick the best match for your job.
MH BoomThe MH boom has been specifically designed to meet the functionality requirements demanded in material handling applications. The boom arrangements include high pressure hydraulic lines for opening and closing functionality and medium pressure lines for implement rotation. The new short MH boom dimensions allow the working envelope to match indoor application requirements while retaining the same performance and lifting capabilities.
M318D MH SticksTwo options of MH sticks are available on the M318D MH, all equipped with high and medium pressure auxiliary lines. The 4900 mm Drop Nose Stick offers the reaching and lifting capabilities required for typical MH applications, while the 4200 mm Straight Stick is the best solution when additional work tool functionality is needed.
Special ApplicationsThe M318D MH can be further outfitted with additional boom and stick options (see Optional Equipment), offering the ability to combine the material handler’s hydraulic cab riser with traditional excavator functionality. This combination has been proven in transfer station, mining, and millyard applications.
A wide variety of optional factory-installed attachments are available to enhance performance and improve job site management.
Tool ControlTen hydraulic pump flow and pressure settings can be preset within the monitor, eliminating the need to adjust the hydraulics each time a tool is changed.
Orange Peel GrappleThe most common tool for material handling applications, this grapple is available in a range of sizes and provides a solution for a variety of material types.
Multi-GrappleThe Multi-Grapple with unlimited left and right rotation is the ideal tool for stripping, sorting, handling and loading. For the best control in forward and backward grapple mobility, pair the Multi-Grapple with the MH Straight Stick and linkage.
Joystick SteeringThe joystick steering option enables an operator to reposition the machine while traveling in first gear by the use of the slider switch on the right joystick. This enables the operator to keep both hands on the joysticks while simultaneously moving the implements and traveling. The operator can do more precise work faster with increased safety around the machine.
Two selectable working modes are available to choose from in order to get the best power output from the engine and hydraulics and maintain optimum fuel efficiency.
- Economy Mode - for precise material handling and loading with the added benefit of reduced fuel consumption.
- Power Mode - for applications requiring fast volume loading and material casting.
Automatic Travel ModeAutomatically engaged when the travel pedal is depressed this mode provides maximum speed, drawbar pull and best in class fuel efficiency.
Product LinkProduct Link allows remote monitoring of the machine, using a powerful telemetric system to transmit needed information to the customer and the dealer via a secure, web-based application, VisionLink™. Critical information, such as event and diagnostic codes, is readily accessible, as are machine statistics, such as hour-meter reading, fuel consumption and idle time. Mapping functions include location and geo-fencing, which assist in servicing operations and in preventing unauthorized machine use. With Product Link, the customer and the dealer have an invaluable tool for more efficiently managing machines and fleets.
Machine SecurityAn optional Machine Security System is available from the factory. This system controls who can operate the machine when, and utilizes specific keys to prevent unauthorized machine use.
Serviceability and Complete Customer Support
Simplified and easy maintenance saves your time and money. Cat® dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.
Ground Level MaintenanceCaterpillar designed its D Series Material Handlers with the operator and service technician in mind. Gull-wing doors, with pneumatically-assisted lift cylinders, effortlessly lift up to allow critical maintenance to be performed quickly and efficiently while maintaining operator safety.
Extended Service IntervalsThe D Series Material Handler service and maintenance intervals have been extended to reduce machine service time, increase machine availability and reduce operating costs. Using S·O·SSM Scheduled Oil Sampling analysis, hydraulic oil change intervals can be extended up to 6,000 hours.
Engine OilCat engine oil is formulated to optimize engine life and performance. The specially formulated oil is more cost effective and increases engine oil change interval to 500 hours, providing industry leading performance and savings.
Air FiltersCat air filters eliminate the use of service tools, reducing maintenance time. The air filter features a double-element construction with wall flow filtration in the main element and built-in mini-cyclone precleaners for superior cleaning efficiency. The air filters are constantly monitored for optimum performance. If airflow becomes restricted, a warning is displayed by the way of the in-cab monitor.
Capsule FilterThe hydraulic return filter, a capsule filter, prevents contaminants from entering the system when the hydraulic oil is changed.
Fuel FiltersCat high efficiency fuel filters with a Stay-Clean Valve™ features a special media that removes more than 98% of particles, increasing fuel injector life. Both the primary and secondary fuel filters are located in the engine compartment and can be easily changed from ground level.
Water SeparatorThe D Series is equipped with a primary fuel filter with water separator located in the engine compartment. For ease of service, the water separator can be easily accessed from ground level.
Fuel Tank DrainThe durable, corrosion-free tank has a remote drain located at the bottom of the upper frame to remove water and sediment. The tank drain with hose connection allows simple, spill-free fluid draining.
Front CompartmentThe front compartment hood can be opened vertically, providing outstanding ground level access to the batteries, air-to-air aftercooler, air conditioner condenser and the air cleaner filter.
Swing-out Air Conditioner CondenserThe air conditioning condenser swings out horizontally to allow complete cleaning on both sides as well as excellent access to the air-to-air aftercooler.
Scheduled Oil SamplingCaterpillar has specially developed S·O·SSM Oil Sampling Analysis to help ensure better performance, longer life and increased customer satisfaction. This thorough and reliable early warning system detects traces of metals, dirt and other contaminants in your engine, axle and hydraulic oil. It can predict potential trouble avoiding costly failures. Your Cat dealer can give you results and specific recommendations shortly after receiving your sample.
Engine InspectionThe engine can be accessed from both ground level and the upper structure. The longitudinal layout ensures that all daily inspection items can be accessed from ground level.
Anti-Skid PlatesThey cover the top of the steps and upper structure to help prevent slipping during maintenance. The Anti-Skid plates reduce the accumulation of mud on the upper structure, improving the cleanliness and safety.
Easy to Clean CoolersFlat fins on all coolers reduce clogging, making it easier to remove debris.
Remote Greasing BlocksFor those hard to reach locations, remote greasing blocks for the swing bearing and front-end-attachments have been provided to reduce maintenance time. For the undercarriage, two remote blocks provide easy access for greasing the oscillating axle and, as an option, the dozer blade.
Handrails and StepsLarge handrails and steps assist the operator in climbing on and off the machine.
LED Rear LightsStandard Light Emitting Diode (LED) rear lights replace the standard lights, for increased visibility on the job site, higher durability and longer life.