Red goes green
By Lindsay Gale21 October 2015
Red Rhino has now fitted its 7000 mini crusher with a Deutz 2.9TCD L4 four cylinder, turbocharged common rail, water-cooled diesel delivering 55.4 kW (75 hp) that meets European Stage IIIB and Tier 4 Interim emission requirements. The new engine also means that the machine now meets the low emission requirements frequently demanded by urban authorities. According to Red Rhino, in addition to reduced exhaust emissions, the 7000 offers low running costs, low fuel consumption and a large fuel tank, resulting in longer periods between refuelling.
It features a new control system, improved scavenged air filtration, high and low speed tracking, automatic control for preheat when starting from cold, improved condition monitoring and additional safety features. In addition, it has full remote control for tracking, conveyor and feeder control as well as remote crusher hydraulic setting adjustment, with all controls apart from tracking duplicated on the control panel of the machine. The crusher rotation can also be reversed using the remote control, enabling the operator to clear blockages without leaving the excavator cab.