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Fuchs shows latest model MHL F2 series material handlers at ISRI 2018

Updated MHL 350 F2 handlers and re-engineered MHL 340 F2 designed for increased productivity in scrap

Fuchs shows latest model MHL F2 series material handlers at ISRI 2018

Fuchs displayed the company's latest material handlers at ISRI this week in Las Vegas. On hand were the latest F2 series machines designed specifically for scrap recycling, including the MHL 350 F2, and MHL 340 F2.

OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE, IMPROVED VISIBILITY AND UNMATCHED VERSATILITY ALL HALLMARKS OF THE NEWLY UPDATED FUCHS MHL350 F2 MATERIAL HANDLER

Today's purpose-built Fuchs MHL350 F2 material handler boasts a powerful dual-circuit hydraulic system that handles heavy loads with unmatched performance. Delivering precise machine control in high-production applications, the MHL350 is one of the fastest, most sensitive and most fuel efficient material handlers in the scrap industry.

With its wide 15-ft 9-in (4.8-m) outrigger base, the MHL350 delivers incredibly stable lifting performance, and its double-row centrally positioned slewing ring delivers high lifting capacities throughout its 360-degree rotation. The combination of power and high lifting performance makes this purpose-built handler, offering operating weights up to 78,264-lb (35.5-tonne), the perfect all-around machine for primary scrap processing and scrap feeder yards.  

Built with a modular design for easy removal for transport, a new galvanized steel catwalk with long floor affords convenient, safe access to the new cab. A sliding door design offers quick and unobstructed entry for operators. The MHL350 features an infinitely variable hydraulic height-adjustable cab with maximum eye-level operation up to 18-ft 4-in (5.6-m) above ground level. The machine's re-engineered lifting system boasts enhanced torsional stiffness and built-in cushioning for improved longevity. Repositioning the lifting cylinder away from the upper machine carriage offers improved access to the hydraulic valves.  

The machine's new IF Design award-winning cab redefines the industry standard for ease of use, comfort and visibility. Its joystick steering conveniently locates both machine steering and grab rotation on a single joystick for more precise machine control, increased legroom and improved visibility. In addition to the rearview camera, a fully integrated and protected standard side-view camera - with optional 360-degree viewing available - significantly improves visibility to the operating area. A large 7-in (177.8-mm) multifunction touchscreen display delivers easy and intuitive operation, while a separate screen displays the camera video. Both cameras feature infrared technology for enhanced visibility during nighttime operation.

To reduce the number of times material is handled, the new MHL350 handler features 49-ft 2-in and 52-ft 5-in (15- and 16-m) work ranges when equipped with a standard dipper sticks. An optional universal stick provides a 48-ft 2-in (14.7-m) reach and incorporates a stick-mounted hydraulic cylinder for improved sorting capabilities. The available Fuchs Quick Connect (FQC) system adds a hydraulic quick coupler to the end of the purpose-built stick to accommodate a wide variety of stick attachments, significantly improving machine flexibility. FQC allows the operator to conveniently connect/disconnect all hydraulic lines of the grapple and electrical connections of the magnet from inside the cab to expand the MHL350 handler's applications to cutting steel, loading or sorting parts and cleaning the jobsite.  

Long Service Life
A number of unique features increase longevity of the Fuchs MHL350 material handler. Large, separate radiators provide direct airflow for optimum cooling performance to improve system reliability, while hydraulically driven reversing fans keep the water and intercooler radiators cleaner for less component wear. The machine's air cyclone prefilter removes most of the dust particles common at scrap yards and transfer stations before entering the air filter to maximize filter life and provide clean air to the engine. High pressure hydraulic filters reduce oil contamination help to minimize damage to the system components.

The unique Fuchs service platform keeps the mechanic inside of the machine to offer a convenient and safe workplace for maintaining all major system components, including the engine, fuel filter, air filter, and diesel and fuel tanks. The machine's hydraulic configuration protects hoses from extreme bending and damage, and it facilitates servicing ease. A centrally located automatic grease system lubricates all joints and bearings on the upper carriage at prescribed intervals, while a single grease zerk connects hard-to-reach grease points of the undercarriage to minimize daily servicing requirements.  

All new machine purchases come standard with a complimentary subscription to Terex Telematics to improve machine efficiency, productivity and uptime. The powerful monitoring system gives owners critical machine operating data such as operating hours, fuel level and consumption, machine location, service events, and maintenance notifications. Machine service event reporting can be tailored to provide alerts to specific key technicians who can quickly address the situation.

Customized Options
With its wheel drive, the Fuchs MHL350 material handler efficiently navigates around the yard and is powered by a fuel efficient 214 hp (159.6 kW) turbocharged diesel engine. Operators can choose from full power mode operations for more demanding applications such as feeding the shredder and loading/unloading trailers and rail cars. Alternatively, Eco Mode operation can be selected for less demanding tasks to derate engine speed and deliver additional fuel savings.

To reduce ground pressure or accommodate customer preference, the MHL350 can be equipped a flat-shoe or triple-grouser tracked undercarriage to provide high stability and low ground contact pressure. Alternatively, the handler can be built as a stationary, semi-mobile or gantry machine, and a pylon riser can be added in between the upper and lower carriages to elevate the operator and improve visibility. Customers can equip the MHL350 with an electric motor in lieu of the diesel power unit. 

FINE-TUNED HYDRAULICS AND INCREASED STABILITY INCREASE PERFORMANCE FOR THE RE-ENGINEERED FUCHS® MHL340 F2 MATERIAL HANDLER

Hydraulic system refinements to the newly updated purpose-built Fuchs® MHL340 F2 material handler optimizes the system for faster, more responsive machine movements.  The handler's dual-circuit hydraulic system handles heavy loads with ease with faster cycle times, making it the perfect machine for industrial waste handling and scrap material handling at feeder yards. 
Today's MHL340 handler features a heavier counterweight to provide better lifting stability, even when lifting at extended reaches. Its increased operating weight of up to 67,460 lb (30.6 tonnes) and 14-ft 3-in (4.3-m) outrigger base, combined with fine-tuned hydraulics, deliver improved lifting performance and high productivity. Contrary to a modified excavator's offset slew ring design, the Fuchs purpose-built handler offers the same high lifting capacities throughout its 360-degree rotation, thanks to its heavy duty double-row slewing ring located in the center of the machine. 

The Fuchs MHL340 material handler can be equipped with a variety of boom/stick options, ranging from 36-ft 1-in to 44-ft 11-in (11 to 13.7 m), increasing the machine's flexibility. Its 40-ft (12.2-m) long universal stick configuration includes a hydraulic cylinder mounted to the top of the boom to improve the machine's sorting capabilities. When equipped with the longer boom/stick configurations, the MHL340 can easily load trailers from the rear versus the side, a huge advantage for operating in tight yards where space is limited. When operating inside, the machine's standard close proximity range limiter helps to avoid the stick from hitting the structure. 

The available Fuchs Quick Connect (FQC) system adds a hydraulic quick coupler to the end of the purpose-built stick to accommodate a wide variety of stick attachments, further improving machine flexibility. FQC allows the operator to conveniently connect/disconnect all hydraulic lines of the grapple and electrical connections of the magnet from inside the cab to expand the MHL340 handler's applications to cutting steel, loading or sorting parts and cleaning the jobsite. The MHL340 comes standard with a 17 kW generator and controls for magnet operation.

Award-winning cab design
With the machine's new IF Design award-winning cab, the MHL340 comes standard with joystick steering for more precise machine control, increased legroom and improved visibility. The penetration-resistant convex front windshield tilts to the front for an unobstructed view of the area closest to the machine's front. Its large sunroof improves visibility above the machine, especially beneficial for indoor operation. Two standard front LED working lights and one rear light mounted to the cab illuminate the work area at night. 

In addition to the rearview camera, a fully integrated and protected standard side-view camera - optionally expandable to 360-degree viewing - significantly improves visibility of the operating area. Both cameras feature infrared technology for enhanced visibility when operating the machine at night.  A large 7-in (177.8-mm) multifunction touchscreen display delivers easy and intuitive operation, while a separate screen displays the rearview and side-view camera video. The displays are mounted to a unique multifunctional tool bar designed to carry a variety of work gear without the need for drilling holes in the cover. 

The cab's sliding door design offers quick and unobstructed entry for operators. With its hydraulically height-adjustable design, the MHL340 handler offers a maximum eye-level operation of up to 18-ft 4-in (5.6-m) above ground level, improving visibility when loading high wall trailers. The machine's re-engineered lifting system boasts enhanced torsional stiffness and built-in cushioning for improved longevity. 

Built for efficiency 
The Fuchs MHL40 material's powerful, fuel efficient 173 hp (129 kW) turbocharged diesel engine features automatic idling and engine shut-down to reduce fuel consumption and lower soot build-up at the diesel particulate filter. Operators can choose from full power mode operation for loading/unloading trailers and rail cars, while Eco Mode settings can be selected to derate engine speed for less demanding tasks, further improving fuel savings. Alternatively, the standard diesel power unit can be replaced by an electric motor.

To quickly complete maintenance and service tasks, a unique Fuchs service platform keeps the mechanic inside of the machine for efficient access to all major system components, including the engine, fuel filter, air filter, and diesel and fuel tanks. The MHL340 handler's centrally located automatic grease system lubricates all joints and bearings on the upper carriage at prescribed intervals, while a single, conveniently located grease zerk connects all hard-to-reach grease points on the undercarriage.  

Large, side-by-side radiators provide direct airflow for optimum engine and hydraulic cooling performance to improve system reliability. Hydraulically driven reversible fans, with reversing times set by the operator, keep the water and intercooler radiators cleaner. The machine's air cyclone prefilter removes most of the dust particles common at industrial yards and transfer stations before entering the air filter to maximize filter life and provide clean air to the engine. 
All new machine purchases come standard with a complimentary subscription to Terex Telematics to improve machine efficiency, productivity and uptime. The powerful monitoring system gives owners critical machine operating data such as operating hours, fuel level and consumption, machine location, service events, and maintenance notifications, so technicians can keep the Fuchs MHL340 handler operating at peak efficiency.