Quick connect solution from Terex-Fuchs

By Lindsay Gale08 August 2013

Maxilead’s new MHL340D FQC is the first Terex-Fuchs wheeled material handler in the UK equipped with

Maxilead’s new MHL340D FQC is the first Terex-Fuchs wheeled material handler in the UK equipped with a tool quick connect

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).

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