Cab and site specific options increase versatility of
material handlers The purpose-built Terex Fuchs MHL331 D Material Handler is designed to tackle a broad range of indoor and outdoor applications, including work at scrap metal feeder yards, municipal solid waste processing at recycling/recovery facilities, and construction and demolition debris sorting at transfer stations. Units feature a newly designed cab control system and can be specifically equipped with a number of options to maximize operating efficiencies for MSW processing and C&D debris loading, unloading and sorting operations. The MHL331 D features an optional universal stick configuration that includes a flexible stick-mounted hydraulic cylinder for up-and-down tilting and left-and right slewing of the attachment, with up-and-down movement controlled by a foot pedal. The handler’s 0.5 m3 (0.65 yd3) waste grapple attachment delivers superior material sorting flexibility and efficiency, and has slotted openings for reduced weight. Designed to clear pathways and shore up stockpiles, the machine also offers an optional clean-up blade, and standard separate cooling systems on the MHL331 D optimize operating temperatures, reducing component wear. With thermostatically-controlled fan speed, the hydrostatically-driven oil cooling fan delivers quiet and efficient cooling performance in ambient temperatures up to 50 degrees C (122 degrees F). For working in extremely dusty MSW and C&D applications, the MHL331 D includes additional box filters for the engine and hydraulic oil coolers, and an optional cyclone dust separator at the air filter. Finally, the machine’s optional reversible fans can be set to periodically clean the filters at preset intervals or on demand during machine operation. A standard hydraulically height-adjustable cab offers maximum 5.2-m (17-foot) eye-level elevation for excellent worksite visibility, and an optional rear-view camera. Inside the newly redesigned cab, an exclusive multi-function button affords smooth ergonomic navigation through multiple function screens on a high-resolution colour display. The MHL331D also features left- and right-hand joystick controls configured specifically for material handling operations, as well as a six-cylinder, fuel-efficient 114 kW (153-hp) turbo diesel engine which meets Tier III and Com III emissions regulations.