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Terex Fuchs RHL350 E Delivers Power, Performance, Efficiency

In addition to being more environmentally friendly, the RHL350 E boasts many design advancements.

Fri September 27, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Terex Fuchs RHL350 E material handler boasts a durable, low ground contact pressure track drive that is designed for operating in unpaved scrap yards and recycling centers with rough ground conditions. This purpose-built material handler features the Terex Fuchs BlueEVOLUTION approach to machine design and sustainability, which enhances handler power, performance and efficiency. In addition to being more environmentally friendly, the RHL350 E boasts many design advancements, including: a more powerful and fuel efficient engine; improved hydraulics; more efficient cooling system; larger cab display; and improved magnet operation, according to the manufacturer.

The handler’s durable track design consists of a heavy duty chain with triple grouser 23.6-in (60 cm) shoes. The low-maintenance design includes planetary gear drive with 10 track and three bearing top rollers. Offering a wide 14.0-ft. (4.3-m) track stance for stable operation, the RHL350 E delivers impressive lift capacities across its entire 52.5-ft. (16 m) reach. Tracks can be retracted to a width of 11.75 ft. (3.6 m) for transport. A well-balanced machine design spreads handler weight over the track’s entire 13.8-ft. (4.2 m) length for a low 55.8 psi ground contact pressure.

Running cleaner and more efficiently, the RHL350 E uses a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system to meet Tier IVi (Stage III B) emissions standards. The handler boasts a 214 hp (160 kW) engine, offering 8 percent more power output than the RHL350 D. At the same time, specific fuel consumption is reduced by 11 percent. Regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) occurs automatically, without impacting machine performance, and the regeneration process can be temporarily interrupted by pressing an indicator button located on the control panel. Engine start/stop is now push-button controlled to properly manage engine shutdown while under critical load conditions or during DPF regeneration.

Its high-performance main hydraulic pump increases pump capacity by 3 percent. Combined with improved engine performance, the increased oil flow provides greater handling efficiency of the RHL350 E. Both the engine and hydraulic system incorporate larger cooling systems protected by vented panels that provide increased airflow. The engine’s new hydraulically powered fan is designed to automatically adjust airflow based on operating conditions to provide an optimal level of cooling.

Hydraulically height-adjustable, the handler’s cab offers a maximum eye-level elevation of up to 18.4 ft. (5.6 m) above ground level, improving performance during loading/unloading procedures. Its cushioned cab elevation system provides absorption of shocks and jolts for operator comfort.

At 23 percent larger than previous designs, the wide video graphics array (WVGA) display includes a higher resolution and higher contrast screen with an antiglare shield and scratch-resistant coating. Intuitive controls make for a short learning curve of RHL350 E operation, and the ergonomic multifunction button delivers effortless fingertip navigation through the display.

System status and control of the standard 20 kW on-board generator and magnet are now incorporated into the cab display for improved efficiency. The RHL350 E offers four operating modes for the magnet attachment — small, medium and large parts handling and a jogging mode for sorting.

The RHL350 E design includes expanded diagnostic capabilities, so service technicians can identify and address underlying issues. The large coolers for the engine and hydraulic system are lockable and readily accessible. A convenient stow-away ladder offers access to the machine’s centrally located service platform for filter and central lubrication system maintenance. The handler’s fuel prefilter is now mounted on top of the fuel tank for easier servicing.

The RHL350 E features a standard rear-view camera system. Color video of the area behind the machine is visible on the WVGA display, providing an expanded view of the work area around the machine. The handler’s contoured counterweight is designed to protect the camera from damage during operation.

The Terex Fuchs RHL350 E is purpose-built for harsh scrap handling and recycling applications and incorporates many of the same features found on previous models. Rigid hydraulic pipes on the stick, boom and undercarriage offer superior protection from wear and damage. Inverted hydraulic cylinder mounting provides protection during truck and rail car loading/unloading and reduces exposure to debris and moisture to improve longevity. Its rugged double-row slewing ring design disperses forces over two rows of bearings to improve component service life and durability, according to the manufacturer.

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