New Link-Belt 240 X2 MH ‘specialty machine'
By Richard High12 January 2009
LBX's new Link-Belt 240 X2 material handler has been developed for applications such as scrap/material-handling, demolition, waste transfer and site preparation.
Available with the option of linkage- or gooseneck-style attachments, the 240 X2 can be fitted with a variety of tools, including like dangling magnets and orange-peel grapples for scrap yards, waste grapples for construction and demolition debris, buckets for handling material fines, or shears and processors to handle tougher tasks.
Operators will have excellent visibility into truck bodies or containers such as rail cars as the cab rises hydraulically to a height of 18 ft 2" (5.54 m) while still allowing for easy transport from job-to-job with a weight of approximately 70 tons (63.64 tonnes). An optional cab anti-interference device is available to prevent attachments from damaging the cab when it's positioned at its furthermost point, and an operator protective guard is standard on the front of the cab. To also help prevent damage in harsh applications, the 240 has thick upper belly pans.
The 240 MH is supplied with auxiliary hydraulics for tool open/close/rotate as standard. For scrap applications, the 240 also prepped for easy installation of gensets, which includes plumbing and a hydraulic motor to run a generator. A solid-state controller and generator are available from the factory, or a Baldor generator and Hubbell/Ohio brand controllers are available through LBX to run magnets.
Additionally, the 240 can be equipped with 600 mm flat pads for minimal surface damage or triple grouser shoes in widths of 600, 700 or 800mm.