Numerous Configurations Increase Operating Flexibility of Terex Fuchs MHL320 Material Handler

The standard MHL320 machine is powered by a 114 hp (85 kW) diesel engine, and its 31.2-ft. (9.5 m) reach offers high lifting capacities in a compact material handler.

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At 44,188 lb. (20,043 kg) maximum operating weight, it is the smallest handler in the Terex Fuchs line, but it boasts many of the same features as the larger models to deliver reliable operation and consistent operating costs.
At 44,188 lb. (20,043 kg) maximum operating weight, it is the smallest handler in the Terex Fuchs line, but it boasts many of the same features as the larger models to deliver reliable operation and consistent operating costs.

Compact and nimble, the Terex Fuchs MHL320 material handler is built to efficiently tackle indoor and outdoor applications ranging from scrap metal feeder yards and municipal solid waste processing at recycling/recovery facilities to construction and demolition debris sorting at transfer stations. At 44,188 lb. (20,043 kg) maximum operating weight, it is the smallest handler in the Terex Fuchs line, but it boasts many of the same features as the larger models to deliver reliable operation and consistent operating costs. With several power, boom, stick and attachment options, owners can equip this versatile handler to meet virtually any application, according to the manufacturer.

The standard MHL320 machine is powered by a 114 hp (85 kW) diesel engine, and its 31.2-ft. (9.5 m) reach offers high lifting capacities in a compact material handler. A double slew ring design combined with a 77 gal/min (290 L/min) hydraulic system capacity delivers the torque required for up to 8 rpm swing speed, increasing productivity at the job site. With its centrally mounted slew ring design, four-point hydraulically operated stabilizers and a wide underbody, the MHL320 handler offers high lift capacities throughout its 360-degree operating range. A leveling blade in addition to four-point stabilizers and independently controlled hydraulic stabilizers are available as options to meet site-specific needs.

The MHL320 handler quickly maneuvers around the site at speeds reaching 12.4 mph (20 kmh). Solid rubber tires and a rigid mounted front axle with 30-degree steering angle allow the handler to easily navigate confined spaces and tight corners. An oscillating rear drive axle aids in efficiently navigating uneven terrain.

For stationary and indoor applications, customers can choose the electric-powered MHL820 handler. This electric motor configuration is offered as a wheeled unit with a cable line length specified by the customer. The emissions-free electric motor model offers the benefits of lower operating costs and reduced maintenance and service costs as compared to the standard MHL320 model. By eliminating many service items, the electric MHL820 handler delivers low and predictable long-term operating costs, according to the manufacturer.

The machine's upper carriage also can be pedestal mounted as a stationary option (AHL820). This model helps to reduce energy costs for operation and significantly reduces service expenditures by eliminating the lower drive chassis. Other configurations are available upon customer request.

Beyond its standard 31.2-ft. (9.5 m) reach, the Terex Fuchs MHL320 material handler offers a variety of boom and stick combinations with reaches ranging from 26.9 to 34.1 ft. (8.2 to 10.4 m). Two universal stick configurations incorporate a stick-mounted hydraulic cylinder to the design, which allows for up-and-down tilting as well as left-and-right slewing of the attachment. The MHL320 handler with universal stick offers enhanced material sorting flexibility and efficiency.

The MHL320 handler's hydraulically elevating cab delivers operating comfort, ease of operation and increased visibility. Ergonomic dual joystick controls are configured specifically for material handling and allow the operator to control the horn, turn signals, magnet operation and slewing brake functions with the left joystick; and grapple slewing and pressure boost functions with the right. The high-resolution color display control panel features a push-button keypad with LED indicators for activation of machine functions and multi-function control button for adjusting engine speed and navigating and selecting display menu functions.

The control panel alerts the operator to machine service issues such as high operating temperatures, charge air temperature, engine oil pressure, and coolant and hydraulic oil levels, so these issues can be addressed before becoming a problem. An integrated central lubrication system automatically greases multiple points on the upper carriage and slewing joint to reduce maintenance. A convenient fold-down ladder offers quick access to the upper carriage service area for checking the engine, central lubrication system and hydraulic components. For quick inspection, components such as the engine cooler and hydraulic oil cooler are accessed from ground level.

For more information, call 662/393-1800 or visit www.terex.com.