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FUCHS MHL320 F material handler delivers uncompromised performance

By On-Site Magazine   

Equipment construction equipment material handler


Built to efficiently tackle a range of indoor and outdoor applications from municipal solid waste processing to small scrap yards, the new Fuchs MHL320 F material handler boasts a compact yet powerful design. With an 11 per cent more powerful engine and offering the same features found on larger Fuchs handlers, this versatile 50,485-lb (22.9-t) MHL320 F handler is the perfect entry level unit for operations who need the high lift capacities at extended reaches, efficient sorting capabilities and fast trailer loading/unloading only delivered by purpose-built handlers.

The MHL320 F features a fuel-efficient 127.4-hp (95-kW) diesel engine that meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards. Passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter ensures uninterrupted machine operation with lower fuel consumption than previous engine configurations. Three-stage engine operation allows the operator to fine-tune engine RPM to the application to further reduce fuel consumption.

New joystick steering for the MHL320 F handler greatly improves on-site maneuverability, significantly enhances operator visibility and substantially increases legroom to elevate operator comfort. A simple touch of the toggle switch located on the right-hand joystick efficiently controls left/right turning of the front axle. The standard dual solid rubber tire drive system offers a 30-degree steering angle to deliver a tight 22.9-ft (7-m) turning radius, so the compact handler nimbly maneuvers around obstacles. All-wheel drive and an oscillating rear axle deliver a 55 per cent maximum gradeability and aid in efficiently navigating uneven terrain. A dual-speed transmission allows the machine to quickly move about the yard at speeds reaching 12.4 mph (20 km/h).


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