Terex Fuchs Updates Material Handler for Durability and Performance

Purpose-built MHL360 E features Blue Evolution technology and a host of operational enhancements.

February 5, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Terex Fuchs, based in Southaven, Miss., has introduced the MHL360 E material handler that includes the company’s Blue Evolution technology, which is designed to provide improved durability and operator comfort and reduced exhaust emissions. Terex Fuchs is a division of Terex Corp.

The MHL360 E material handler features a six-cylinder, 254-hp (190 kW) turbo-charged engine, which provides more power than the D Series, while improving fuel consumption and meeting stringent Tier 4i emissions standards.  

The engine and hydraulic system of the new MHL360 E material handler are designed to work together to offer fluid load cycles, resulting in faster operating cycles at increased efficiency, the company says. The handler’s hydraulic system features a separate slewing circuit, allowing machine swiveling to quickly start and stop. The handler offers simultaneous swiveling and lifting functions with precision, Terex Fuchs notes.

The handler’s energy recovery feature feeds braking energy back into the main hydraulic pump as the operator slows slewing of the upper structure to reduce engine load. The new hydraulic system design helps to deliver up to 20 percent faster load cycles over the D-Series.

The handler’s Tier 4 interim-compliant engine features Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology to significantly reduce emissions compared to previous models. Regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) occurs automatically without impacting machine performance, Terex Fuchs says. Additionally, the regeneration process can be temporarily interrupted, if necessary. Engine start/stop is now push-button controlled to manage engine shutdown while under critical load conditions or during DPF regeneration.  

The handler features a revamped high-performance cooling system. Both the engine and hydraulic system incorporate larger cooling systems with vented panels to increase airflow. The engine’s new hydraulically powered fan is designed to simplify maintenance and automatically adjusts airflow based on operating conditions.

Cab controls have been updated to improve operator efficiency and comfort. At 23 percent larger than previous designs, the Wide Video Graphics Array (WVGA) color display includes an improved high resolution, high contrast screen with an antiglare shield and scratch-resistant coating. Video from the standard rear-view camera is also shown on the WVGA monitor.

The equipment’s controls include quick-access push buttons for frequently used functions and the ergonomic multifunction button for fingertip navigation through the display screens.

The handler’s hydraulically height-adjustable cab offers a maximum eye-level elevation of up to 20.1 feet above ground level and independent forward movement up to 7.2 feet. The cab also features a cushioned cab elevation system and reinforced cab lift frame mounting fixtures.

Additional handler features include a stow-away ladder, central lubrication system and large area platform of the upper carriage service deck.  

Inverted hydraulic boom cylinder mounting offers protection from debris, while rigid hydraulic pipes located on the stick, boom and undercarriage help protect against damage. Bearing points on the boom and lift cylinders are reinforced with solid, full-length metal, while increased pin diameters offer improved stability. Steel plates shielding the hydraulic lines at the end of the stick deliver additional protection to improve system reliability. A double-row slewing ring design disperses forces over two rows of bearings to improve durability.