Quick connect solution from Terex-Fuchs
By Lindsay Gale08 August 2013
UK dealer Blue Group has supplied the first Terex-Fuchs MHL349D FQC to come into the country to metal recycling specialist Maxilead Metals, who operates a recycling facility in Manchester. The company already operates two other Terex-Fuchs machines, but the new machine is the first to be equipped with the optional Fuchs Quick Connect system.
The FQC system makes use of leak-free quick connect couplings that together with a hydraulic locking device can be connected together with no oil loss and minimal wear, allowing tool change-overs to be carried out from the cab in less than a minute. All connections are protected from shocks and contamination, with sensors to verify correct positioning and secure locking.
The machine supplied to Maxilead is equipped with a 5.2 m (17 ft) boom coupled with a short stick that incorporates the FQC. Power is supplied by a Deutz six cylinder turbocharged Stage IIIA compliant diesel delivering 128 kW (171 hp). The machine is fitted with four point outriggers for maximum stability and a hydraulically raising cab that provides a maximum working height of 5.4 m (17.7 ft).