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Product Spotlight

April 7, 2015

1. Caterpillar material handlers. New from Caterpillar, Peoria, Illinois, are the MH3022 and MH3024 material handlers, the smallest models in the company’s new line of wheeled material handlers in the greater-than-20-ton class. According to Caterpillar, the material handlers offer these features:

  • choice of dedicated front linkages, tools, guards and undercarriages
  • U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV-compliant Cat C7.1 ACERTTM engines, rated at 169 horsepower, reduce fuel consumption
  • operating weights of 22.7 metric tons and 25.7 metric tons
  • emissions technologies include the Cat NOx-reduction system

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2. CB&E jam-release two-ram baler. New from Catawba Baler & Equipment (CB&E), Greensboro, North Carolina, is the “Free Jam” two-ram baler, offering these features, the company says:

  • patent-pending technology virtually eliminates the need for a person to manually clear jams
  • automatic, push-button jam-release technology
  • reduces downtime and offers increased workforce efficiency
  • jams can be cleared in as little as five minutes
  • reduces saftey-related risks
  • provides easy and safe maintenance access

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3. Northshore 2100-SE excavator. Northshore Manufacturing, a Two Harbors, Minnesota-based, manufacturer of the Builtrite line of products, has introduced the Builtrite Model 2100-SE for dismantling automobiles. The excavator offers these features, according to the company: • combines Northshore’s stationary electric material handler/excavator and its auto dismantling system to recover nonferrous metals from end-of-life vehicles

  • capable of processing an average of six to 10 vehicles per hour
  • uses on average 35 kilowatts per hour
  • high-efficiency, 75-horsepower Baldor industrial electric motor
  • quiet stationary electric machine creates no emissions
  • cab, designed for operator comfort, features large windows

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4. Terex Fuchs MHL360 F HD material handler. New from Terex Fuchs, Southaven, Mississippi, is the MHL360 F HD material handler, offering these features, the company says:

  • six-cylinder, 255-horsepower turbo-charged engine meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards
  • three engine operating modes: Power, ECO and ECO Plus
  • programmable automatic engine shut-off and auto idling
  • oversized undercarriage increases operating weight, which ranges from 48 tons to 53.8 tons, depending on configuration
  • a variety of boom/stick configurations

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