Caterpillar Work Tools has introduced a new generation of Multi-Processors for Cat® hydraulic excavators. Caterpillar’s Multi-Processor MP318 and MP324 can handle virtually any demolition job simply by using the basic housing and a choice of up to six available jaw sets. Other models will be added to the standard offering at a later stage.
The new Multi-Processor builds on the success of its predecessor. It features compact weight-to-power ratio, with incredibly strong cutting and crushing capability. The housing’s strong rotator provides a continuous 360° rotation that allows you to carry out the demolition job quickly and precisely from any angle. The new Multi-Processor will cement its position as the class leading, and most versatile demolition tool.
Each Multi-Processor can be equipped with a wide selection of interchangeable jaws; Concrete Cutter (CC), Demolition (D), Pulverizer (P), Shear (S), Universal (U), and Tank Shear (TS). With one common housing and properly selected sets of jaws a contractor can achieve exceptional flexibility with minimum investment, and accomplish most tasks encountered on a demolition job. The various jaws can be quickly installed or changed, thanks to a new patent pending jaw locking system. Instead of taking about 45 minutes to change the jaws with the previous series, it now only takes 10 minutes. And all you need are some basic tools.
Maintenance has been made easier too. The new jaws use bolt-on and pin on wear material eliminating almost all need to weld the jaws. Keeping a jaw set in good repair has never been easier, and can be done on-site in a matter of hours. Protection for hydraulic components and hoses has been increased, and an improved motor guard gives greater motor protection. Also the access to the cylinder has been made easier and the cylinder rod protection has been optimized. Further the number of greasing points has been reduced so servicing becomes easy. Daily maintenance requires only greasing, checking wear, and replace any worn parts.
These Multi-Processors are fully supported by Cat dealers so that customers can order parts and service for machines and work tools from a single source. Every Cat work tool is supported with a comprehensive range of pre- and after-sales services that include: advice on work tool selection, operator training, equipment management, and a range of financial and insurance solutions.