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Brandt material handlers deliver the productivity and precision you depend on.

The Brandt BMH40A wheeled scrap material handler provides the scrap industry with a North American-built-and-supported 40-ton-class machine. It is easy to maintain, delivers excellent cycle times and fuel efficiency, and has unmatched dealer and service support.

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More Productivity

Do more work in less time with high-quality components and technology to lighten your load. This unit helps you make the most of every moment on the worksite.

Increased Uptime

Second-to-none service and support paired with easy-to-maintain components means more uptime from your machine.

Low Cost Of Operation

Purpose built to deliver class-leading fuel efficiency and excellent cycle times, the BMH40A maximizes your return on investment.

Fast, Easy Operation

  • Industry-proven Final Tier 4 John Deere PowerTech 6.8L engine delivers 223 hp at 1900 RPM.
  • Dual variable displacement hydraulic pumps provide a combined flow rate of 62.3 GPM.
  • Market-leading swing torque and swing speed, fast and smooth boom/arm and attachment functions.
  • Electronic-over-Hydraulic (EH) system delivers maximum efficiency through ideal flows and pressures.

Quick, Convenient Maintenance

  • Easy-to-maintain Deere components plus a vast North American dealer network means limited downtime.
  • Get quick access to engine oil, fuel, and hydraulic oil filters on the right side of the machine.
  • Programmed reversing cooling fan—with automatic or manual activation—keeps radiators free of debris.
  • All undercarriage grease points are easily accessible, making daily circle checks a breeze.

Cost-Efficient Operation & Ownership

  • System Enhancing Third Cylinder counteracts 90% of boom/arm weight, reducing fuel consumption when lifting.
  • A nitrogen-charged cylinder assists boom operation, reducing fuel consumption up to 20%.
  • Pre-programmed operating modes auto adjust engine power for maximum fuel economy or performance.
  • Automatic idle and shutdown feature saves fuel when machine is not in active state.

Multiple Safety Features

  • Full perimeter handrails on top of machine and cab platform with ground access on all four sides.
  • Dual underslung boom and arm cylinders with anti-fracture check valves to prevent load drop.
  • Removable arm hydraulic line guarding allows for easy attachment switching and protects lines.
  • Factory-programmed rotary arm encoders ensure the grapple does not hit the cab when working.

North American Built And Supported

The BMH40A is made in North America and is supported by the coast-to-coast Brandt dealer network. This world-class heavy-lifter delivers unmatched productivity with 24/7/365 support by experienced John Deere-certified technicians, plus easy-to-find components for less downtime for you.



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  • BMH40A
  • Engine

    • John Deere PowerTech™ PSS 6.8L
  • Operating Weight

    • 38,736 kg (85,400 lb)
  • Maximum Reach

    • 16 m (52')
  • Swing Speed

    • 8 RPM
  • Swing Torque

    • 90 500 Nm (66,749 lb-ft)
  • Maximum Rated Hydraulic Flow

    • 236 L/m (62.3 gpm) x 2
  • Maximum Hydraulic Pressure

    • 35,852 kPa (5200 psi)
  • Magnet System

    • 20 kW


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