Terex Fuchs RHL350 F material handler features new upper carriage design, joystick controls and two boom/stick configuration options
The Terex Fuchs RHL350 F Series material handler includes an efficient Tier 4 Final (Stage IV) engine and refinements to the hydraulic system and upper carriage design that elevate operating efficiency and machine reliability. Purpose-built to withstand the extreme operating demands of scrap, waste and recycling applications, the RHL350 F handler offers two different stick/boom configurations to meet customer needs: standard 52.5-foot (16-m) reach and optional 48.2-foot (14.6-m) multi-purpose stick that includes a second hydraulic cylinder to aid in sorting applications.
The machine’s refined hydraulics package delivers quick response of attachment operation and fast work cycles, even under heavy loads. The RHL350 F handler’s hydraulically driven fans for oil, water and intercooler automatically control fan speed to continuously maintain the optimum operating temperature range, even in extreme heat. A new upper carriage design better protects the hydraulic and fuel tanks, while larger vent openings in the metal cowling increase airflow to the engine area to keep the machine running cooler.
Powered by a new Tier 4 Final (Stage IV) engine, the powerful turbocharged 215 hp (160 kW) diesel engine uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to deliver an advanced, reliable and fuel-efficient method for meeting today’s emissions regulations. The system design eliminates the burner used in active filter regeneration and employs passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) to save on fuel consumption.
Now joystick controlled, the machine’s hydraulically elevating cab raises the operator’s maximum eye level to 18.4 feet (5.6 m) to substantially improve the operator’s sightline when loading/unloading high-wall trailers and rail cars for increased efficiency. Inside the cab, a new joystick design offers proportional control of grab rotation and open/close functions, places the most important machine functions at the operator’s fingertips, and leaves multiple space openings for customized options. An expanded 7-inch (178-mm) touchscreen display improves operating convenience of the MHL350 F handler and displays images from the integrated reversing camera. The machine’s new standard rear-view camera offers night vision to improve vision while operating the machine in low ambient light conditions.
When equipped with Terex Telematics, the RHL350 F material handler further improves machine efficiency, productivity and uptime. The system tracks critical operating data such as operating hours, fuel level and consumption, machine location, service events, and maintenance notifications. This data is then transmitted to a secured, password-protected website where it can be accessed at any time and from any location in the world where internet access is available. The user friendly website reports all the data in a logical, easily viewable and customizable fashion. Machine service event reporting can be tailored to provide alerts to specific key technicians who can quickly address the situation.
The crawler undercarriage forms a large support base, meaning it can carry large loads and handle materials in any rotational direction and at the same time move across the terrain without a reduction in load.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.