Cargo Handler 900F

Cargo Handler 900F

The CH900F is a purpose-built material handler on a wheel based under carriage for fast movements. It is designed where harsh environments and severe duty applications of port, industrial and bulk handling operations call for fast, safe, quality and reliable products.

  • Reach: 18-24 meters
  • Engine output: 355 kW
  • Lifting capacity: 17,7 tonnes
  • Operating weight: 78 tonnes
  • Engine: Diesel or electrical
We know that when it comes to cargo handling equipment, your success depends on high productivity and dependable performance. The CH900F is designed where harsh environments and severe duty applications of port, industrial and bulk handling operations call for fast, safe, quality and reliable products. The CH900F is a purpose-built material handler from the ground up. Everything about this machine is designed to do one thing well – move goods. More features can be viewed by clicking here!

This CH900 is located in northern Sweden and owned by Göranssons Åkeri AB. This is their 4th product from MultiDocker. Göranssons have been great help as we develop and invent new products solutions that can add value to our customers.

In this videoclip the CH900 handles timber.

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A proper cabin environment generates good comfort and increases efficiency. With four standardized cabin solutions, MultiDocker offer a unique approach to operating comfort. By consulting the customer, we choose the most optimal cabin for each customer’s application. All MultiDocker cabin solutions reflect powerful and exceptional design, which creates a stable and unaffected environment during full production and heavy lifts.

Cabin Standard, CS: A very simple heavy duty standard solution. Suitable for material handling.

Cabin Raiser, CR: Fixed cabin raiser designed for material handling applications where the view/height is crucial. Raised 1500 mm from standard position.

Cabin Forward, CF: Fixed cabin raiser where the cabin is moved forward in a fixed position. Designed for material handling in combination with loading/discharging vessels where the view into the vessel isn’t crucial. Moved 4200 mm from the swing centre.

Cabin Movable, CM: Movable horizontally – 8000 mm from the swing centre. Designed for loading/discharging vessels. This model gives the operator the possibility to quickly adjust the position of the cabin to optimize the visibility in all situations without cutting back on the comfort. The CM is designed with a unique birder system without joints, which minimize vibrations and strokes efficiently. The horizontal adjustment can be done without stopping ongoing operation by using an ergonomic sliding switch on the joystick. A unique solution on the market!

Cabin Elevator Port, CEP: Movable horizontally – 8000 mm from the swing centre. Designed for loading/discharging vessels. This model gives the operator the possibility to quickly adjust the position of the cabin to optimize the visibility in all situations without cutting back on the comfort.

Cabin Elevator Industry, CEI: Movable horizontally – 8000 mm from the swing centre. Designed for loading/discharging vessels. This model gives the operator the possibility to quickly adjust the position of the cabin to optimize the visibility in all situations without cutting back on the comfort. Thedoes.

Cab description

The cabin has been designed to be spacious, quiet and comfortable for the operator, assuring high productivity throughout the entire workday. Switches are conveniently located for easy access. The monitor is located to provide excellent visibility and access. The all-new cab provides you with a safe working environment. It also contributes to your comfort because it’s attached to a reinforced frame with special viscous mounts that limit vibration and unnecessary sound. Add in special roof lining and sealing and you have a cab that’s as quiet inside as any of today’s top pickup trucks.

Seat: The seat range includes air suspension, heated, and air cooled options. All seats include a reclining back, upper and lower slide adjustments, and height and tilt angle adjustments to meet your needs for maximum comfort. Adjustable armrests and a retractable seat belt are also included

Skylight: An enlarged skylight with sunshade provides excellent visibility and good ventilation.

Hydraulic Activation Control Lever: The hydraulic activation control lever deactivates all hydraulic functions during engine start-up, and prevents unintentional machine movements.

Climate Control: The automatic climate control system features multiple air outlets with filtered ventilation to make your work in either hot or cold weather much more pleasant and productive.

Monitor: The LCD monitor is easy to see and navigate. Programmable in up to 42 languages to meet the needs of today’s diverse workforce, the monitor clearly displays critical information you need to operate efficiently and effectively. You can even change between the backhoe pattern or cargo handler control pattern right through the monitor. Plus it projects the image from the standard rearview camera to help you see what’s going on around you so you can stay safely focused on the job at hand.

Cabin Safety System:  The machine is equipped with an electronic safety system with motion control. The system prevents from collision between the cabin and the work tool. The system also controls the load in the machine to avoid overload

Cab Exterior:  The exterior design uses thick steel tubing along the bottom perimeter of the cab, improving resistance fatigue and vibration. The cabin has an overhead protection frame (F.O.P.S = falling object protective system) bolted directly to the top of the cabin.

Cab Mounts: The cabin shell is attached to the frame with viscous rubber cabin mounts, which dampen vibrations and sound levels while enhancing operator comfort.

Wipers: Parallel wiper, including a washer nozzle is mounted below the cab windshield; this optimizes the operator’s viewing area and offers continuous and intermittent modes.

Windows: To maximise visibility, all glass is affixed directly to the cab. The cabin solution CM8000 has a floor window as standard. This gives the operator the possibility to view the working area underneath the cabin. .

Sound: The operator sound level measured according to the procedures specified in ISO 6396:2008.

Gauge Display: Three analogue gauges, fuel level, hydraulic oil temperature and coolant temperature, are displayed in this area.

Monitor Display Screen: The monitor is a full colour 400×234 pixels LCD graphic display. The Master Caution Lamp blinks ON and OFF when one of the critical conditions below occurs:

• Engine oil pressure low

• Coolant temperature high

• Hydraulic oil temperature high

Under normal conditions or the default condition, the monitor display screen is divided into four areas: clock and throttle dial, gauge, event display and multi-information display.

Multi-information Display: This area is reserved for displaying information that is convenient for the operator. The “Cat” logo mark is displayed when no information is available to display.

Controls:  Not only can the right and left joystick consoles be adjusted to improve your comfort and productivity during the course of a day, but the joystick levers themselves can be adjusted for gain and response. Gain is the relationship between the control lever stroke and cylinder speed, and response is the time elapsed from the moment the control lever is operated until the cylinder attains speed. The CH90F has multiple gain and response settings to make the machine respond exactly how you want it to.

Electronic Joysticks: Electronic joysticks provide features not possible with hydraulic pilot valves:

• Eliminate pilot lines in cab for quieter operation

• Adjustable gain/response

Standard Cab Equipment

To enhance operator comfort and productivity, the cab includes a lighter, drink holder, coat hook, service meter, FM Radio, literature holder, magazine rack and storage compartment. The cab can be equipped with optional 12 volt converter and up to 12V – 7amp electrical sockets to provide additional electrical resources.

  • Air conditioner, heater and defroster with automatic climate control
  • Power supply 24 V
  • Console mounted electronic type joystick with adjustable gain and response
  • Instrument panel and gauges with full colour graphical display
  • Neutral lever (lock out) for all controls
  • Positive filtered ventilation
  • Pressurised cabin
  • Retractable seat belt
  • Stationary skylight
  • Sunshade for windshield
  • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
  • Windshield wipers and washers
  • Rear view camera
  • FOPS-Falling Object Protective System including overhead and windshield guards

Optional equipment

  • Weight Scale (excl summarise function.)
  • Weight Scale (incl summarise function.)
  • Electric Pre-heater 220 V
  • Camera for stick incl. LCD display Others
  • Radio /CD incl. remote control

This premium product is ”steady as a rock”, based on a real heavy-duty-undercarriage. The axels are robust, wheels are big and the outriggers are strong. The machine can be placed on most types of grounds e.g. grass, asphalt etc. and has a design that can withstand tough conditions. Solid tire is an option when you order your CH900F.

This wheel-based machine climbs tough terrain and is easily driven across narrow quays and on public roads. Movements during operations are possible simultaneously as the machine is carrying goods.

The CH900F design also allows the machine to be folded and transported on, for example, a truck.

Wheel based undercarriage
CH900F has the most robust undercarriage in its class and remains stable on most types of surfaces. This 4WD machine has heavy-duty axles and is perfect for cargo handling applications.

The CH900 has four, very strong outriggers, giving extra stability when operating. The supporting plates has a generous construction which gives a low ground pressure. The hydraulic cylinders are protected by steel plates to secure maximum uptime.

Heavy-Duty Axles
The 90 tonnes heavy-duty axles gives increased mobililty in tough conditions. The front axle on the CH900 offers wide oscillating and steering angles. This solution makes driving smooth, even in rough terrain.

Advanced Brake System
Hydraulic controlled drum brakes in each wheel. The parking brake is an disc brake positioned on the rear axle just next to where the cardan is attached. Applied by a spring and released by hydraulic.

Drive Line Concept
The driveline design efficiently utilize the increase in engine torque and power to provide a comfortable ride with improved smoothness, hydraulic retarding and gear shifting commonly used during travel between cargo handling jobs.
Ground Clearance
The compact underacrriage design provides optimal ground clearance during travel.

Pylon based undercarriage
CH900 can also be constructed on a pylon. The height can be adjusted to the customers need. This solution can give great benefits when it comes to stacking goods but also when longer reach and visibility is needed.
Our pylon undercarriage is delivered on a platform on solid tires for best possible stability. It is also equipped with a surrounding platform for safe access and service.

The boom and stick is designed for multi purpose use and can easily handle most different kind of cargoes. As an option we can offer a quick release coupling making the change between different work tools convenient and quick.

Due to our unique module design we can tailor the lengths of booms and sticks for special requirements.

The CH900 is offered with three standard boom and stick configurations with a reach ranging from 18,0 meter up to 24,0 meters excluding work tools. The reach of nearly 24 meters gives the possibility to handle ships up to 15 000 DWT with great efficiency.


Unloading a barge or a vessel is easier when using SmartBoom. The SmartBoom avoids excessive force being put on the barge tank top by having the weight of the boom and stick weighting down itself and not being forced down by the boom cylinders allowing the operator to fully concentrate on production.

Integrated Pipes

In order to protect the boom and the stick from outside interference MultiDocker has integrated the hydraulics in the boom and stick. As the tubing is placed in separate channels service availability is still outstanding!

There is a strong connection between the stability of the machine and the machine operator’s working environment. MultiDockers are extremely sturdy machines – always with a focus on safety and comfort. This constitutes the basis of an effective and highly productive working environment.

  • Fire-extinguisher and emergency hammer (placed inside the cab)
  • Emergency lowering valves (2 pcs) for lowering the cabin placed in the service
  • room and in the cabin. ”Emergency cabin down”
  • Flashing beacons when in travel mode (2 pcs), placed right side fwd and left side aft
  • Emergency stop (2 pcs), placed on each side of the machine
  • Travelling alarm (acoustic)
  • Fire protection system (optional)
  • Overload protection system

Overload Protection System

The machines lifting capacity values have been calculated in compliance with SS-EN 130 01.  The capacities do not exceed 87% of the Hydraulic capability and 75% of the tipping load with the machine on a firm and level ground.  In the case of an overload situation the protection system will not allow the dipper arm stick to move outwards therefore preventing an overload in the boom cylinders and uncontrolled lowering of the arm.

Cabin Safety System

The machine is equipped with an electronic safety system with motion control. The system prevents from collision between the cabin and the work tool. The system also controls the load in the machine to avoid overload.


The cabin has an overhead protection frame bolted directly to the top of the cabin. The FOPS and OPS structure on the machine is specifically designed, tested and certified by Caterpillar. (F.O.P.S = falling object protective system, OPS = Operator Protective Structures.)

  • Cold weather starting aid
  • Scrap magnet generator
  • Hydraulic pipe closure valve cocks
  • Quick release couplings
  • Heavy duty semi-automatic Multicoupler
  • Bio-degradeable hydraulic oil
  • Reversible Fan

Fire Protection system: The fire suppression system discharges automatically at a detected fire when the machine is unmanned, i.e. when the main switch is turned off. When the machine is operating with the power on, a detected fire actuates only the alarm signals. The operator should then immediately stop the operation and turn off the power or operate the extinguishing installation manually. Manual operation can be done from a firing button on the control unit in the cab.

Caterpillar  MSS Data Sheet:  The Caterpillar Machine Security System (MSS) is an on-board system to manage access to your MultiDocker. It has programmable features to allow tailoring the system to fit your needs. Can be programmed for active/inactive periods.

Can be programmed so individual keys expire on selected date and time. Control access by untrained operators or unauthorized personnel. Manage access with minimum inconvenience!

Radiation Detecting System: Mounting the cricket in the grapple allows direct exposure to all the material being handled. The system consist of a detector protective shield, a detection unit, a battery pack and a RC2000 Control Console. Typically, the Cricket grapple mounted radiation detection system is 2.5 times more sensitive than a vehicle monitoring system.

Safety Cameras:  Standard for all MultiDockers is the rear view camera. This camera will give the operator a better overview (over the worksite) giving a safer operation. However, for optimal performance your MultiDocker can be equipped with a stick mounted camera giving a perfect view of the material being handled. With the stick mounted camera comes a 7” color monitor reproducing the view perfectly.

Lubrication system (standard):  The lubrication system automatically lubricates the front end and the swing bearing. The system comes as standard.

Heaters:  230 V heater for the cabin, engine and hydraulic oil tank are optional. There is also a possibility to choose a diesel driven heater for preheating of the diesel engine and the cabin. This heater has programmable start time and also the possibility to be started remote, by phone.

Caterpillar Product Link:  Product Link is a satellite based system that uploads important information about your MultiDocker on the internet. This gives you the possibility to control and evaluate the performance of your machine. It is also an important link between your MultiDocker and your service provider, your local Caterpillar dealer.

Customized colors: Make your MultiDocker unique by choosing your own color.

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Why MD?

World class service & maintenance2017-09-19T13:34:15+02:00

Through the Caterpillar Dealer Network, partners since 1998

Unique manufacturing system2017-09-19T13:33:33+02:00

World leading in customization for individual needs and efficient logistics

Great operator comfort2017-09-19T13:32:51+02:00

Stable, comfortable, excellent view, extraordinary control system

High productivity2017-09-19T13:32:03+02:00

Strong, fast and maneuverable cargo handlers of premium quality which safeguard maximum uptime 


Applications for both scrap, waste, loose bulk and forest products.

35 years of experience2017-09-19T13:30:07+02:00

specialized in ports and terminals.

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