The redesigned TEREX Fuchs MHL 350 Material Handler, which made its debut in spring 2006, includes key design enhancements that provide improved lifting capabilities, an updated cab with on-screen display and compliance with TIER III and COM III emission standards.
This machine was redesigned to meet the specific needs of the scrap handling market and takes the venerable MHL 350 class machine to the next level of performance and productivity, stated Thor Wickstrom, TEREX North American sales manager. The increased weight and lift capacities of the redesigned MHL 350 enable the use of larger grapples and magnets and the fitting of longer reach packages. The material handling industry demands continual improvement in productivity and reliability and the new MHL 350 gives our customers the features to meet these demands.
The redesigned MHL 350 benefits from greater lifting capacities thanks to a new, wider undercarriage design with larger outrigger cylinders and wider stabilizer support beams. In addition, a new boom design with optimized kinematics enables higher lifting capacities across the full operating range. The force of the MHL 350™s swinging torque increased by nearly 20 percent, which allows the operator to bring the machine up to full turning speed quicker.
The MHL 350 offers a 198-hp Deutz turbo-charged, diesel engine with excellent fuel efficiency with several sound-dampening features and exceptionally low emission values that meet federal TIER III (United States) and COM III (European) environmental standards.
Also new on the MHL 350 is an innovative dual circuit hydraulic system, which provides smooth, high precision handling and faster working cycles, thanks to a greater hydraulic pump capacity (169.2 gal/min vs. 153.2 gal/min). The system, unique to the material handler market, employs a dual hydraulic pump design”one pump dedicated to the stick and the other serving all other functions of the MHL 350. This allows for separate, synchronized operation while proportionally feeding the precise amounts of oil to the components in use, rather than emitting a single oil flow to all parts in the entire system”intended to ultimately reduce operating costs.
With a focus on enhancing the maintenance and operation awareness, the MHL 350™s cab also received an upgrade. At the heart of the cab is a new multi-color display for the operator to view and monitor all essential operating data, such as fuel level, coolant temperature and hydraulic oil temperature”a handy tool when performing service and maintenance. In addition, new buttons assist the operator in quickly locating the controls.
Other standard features include:
- Double-row ball bearings in the slewing ring provides less wear and tear on the
bearings than a single-row ring
- Excellent visibility from the cab with large windows and hydraulic elevation
- Ergonomically designed operator station
- Air-cushioned seat designed to provide orthopedic support
- Air conditioning
- Adjustable steering column