Caterpillar Work Tools is introducing a new generation of multi-processors for Cat hydraulic excavators. The Cat MP318 and MP324 multi-processors can handle virtually any demolition job simply by using the basic housing and a choice of up to six available jaw sets, according to the manufacturer.
The new multi-processor design builds on the success of its predecessor. It features an efficient weight-to-power ratio and a strong cutting and crushing capability. The strong rotator provides a continuous 360-degree rotation that allows the operator to carry out the demolition job quickly and precisely from any angle.
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 flexibility with minimum investment and can accomplish most tasks encountered on a demolition job. The various jaws can be quickly installed or changed, due to a new jaw locking system. Instead of taking about 45 minutes to change the jaws with the previous series, it now takes only 10 minutes. Basic tools are all that is needed, according to the manufacturer.
Caterpillar has made maintenance easier, too. The new jaws use bolt-on and pin-on wear material to eliminate 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.