HANDLERS THAT HANDLE WITH EASE

Published 23/11, 2018 at 12:42

Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu and Bobcat all share one thing: new products aimed at making waste handling easier. From material handlers to compact wheel loaders, PDi takes a look at the latest in efficient demolition debris handling.

Cat has launched new wheel material handlers, MH3022, MH3024 and MH3026, which aim to deliver application efficiency with reduced ownership costs. The MH3022 is an agile solution for handling jobs with space constraints, providing the necessary reach for tasks such as indoor sorting and waste handling. They also provide application flexibility with a choice of two MH booms, three straight sticks with linkage and two drop-nose sticks. The compact undercarriage is wide enough for stability, while the centered position of the swing bearing allows equal capabilities when working over the front and rear.

The MH3024 is ideal if space constraints are not an issue, for such tasks as waste handling, recycling, and bulk material handling. It features optimum reach with its long MH front linkage, and a choice of under-carriage configurations to meet customer application needs. If the application is not stability sensitive, then the new 2.75m undercarriage might be a perfect fit for the MH3024 working in typical conditions, as well as good fit for the MH3026 handling low density materials. If work requires greater lifting capacities and a larger working envelope, then the MH3026 is the optimum machine, as it is equipped with a long MH boom and provides a choice of three drop-nose sticks. These range in length from 4.9m to 5.9m, three straight sticks, and a choice of three undercarriage sizes.

In addition to the wheel material handlers, Cat has also launched the GSV series grapples, GSV520 and GSV520 GC, designed for strength, reliability and dura- bility. ey incorporate new easy loading tines, and vertical cylinders that create a pro le to facilitate greater material swing and more efficient bulk material handling. The new grapples, purpose
built for Cat MH3022, MH3024, and MH3026 wheel material handlers, are available in a five tine-shell configuration,
both closed and semi-closed, and feature a new rotation design. Both new grapples are suited for dealing with a wide range of materials, including shredded scrap, long structural beams, car bodies, and solid waste at recycling and transfer stations.

Volvo’s new material handler
Volvo CE launched its EW240E material handler at Intermat 2018, designed specifically for use in the waste and recycling industries. It features a dedicated upper structure, and reinforced undercarriage to withstand the forces in scrap sorting applications, making it a powerful and reliable partner in challenging work conditions. The new material handler weighs in at 26t and is powered by a Stage IV/Tier 4 Final compliant Volvo engine, which provides 129kW of power, and achieves a maximum torque of 850Nm at just 1,350 rpm. With its 6.5m straight boom and 5m gooseneck arm, the machine has a forward reach of more than 11m. e EW240E is purpose built for material handling applications, while the latest machine is based on the established design of its forerunners, it includes a host of new features, which have undergone rigorous testing in eld conditions.

Komatsu Europe launches WA100M-8 compact wheel loader
The new Komatsu WA100M-8 compact wheel loader provides effective and low cost operations through the use of a powerful EU Stage IV engine, and Komatsu’s ‘Selective Catalytic Reduction’ (SCR) system, a new ergonomic design, a high level of standard specifications and an array of new options. The loader has been designed to work on construction sites, in the recycling industry, or in agricultural applications, and comes complete with a hydraulic quick coupler. This facilitates the use of ‘Easy Fork’ kinematic and various other attachments, making the Komatsu WA100M-8 a reliable and versatile tool. “The WA100M-8 is built on the strong base of the WA100M-7,” says Sebastian Zienau, product manager at Komatsu Europe. “With its many new features and options, it opens up a whole new range of versatility. We’re really looking forward to offering such a flexible machine to our customers.” The WA100M-8 has an operating weight of 7,200 kg, whilst its EU Stage IV Komatsu SAA4D94LE-3 engine delivers more power, with 70kW net. Optimised for tough construction applications, it delivers high torque even at low rpms, whilst its fully automatic hydrostatic transmission sends power to all four wheels.

With high rim-pull, superior breakout power, high lifting and dumping height, and enough reserves for even the most difficult ground conditions, the WA100M-8 also features low fuel consumption. The operator can rely on ‘Easy Fork’ kinematic to transport loads with Komatsu pallet forks parallel to the ground without re-adjusting the fork tines.

Bobcat targets heavy lift handling with new compact telehandler
Bobcat has provided a new solution for heavy lift handling applications found in general industry, manufacturing, building materials, warehousing, quarrying and mining with the launch of the TL43.80HF telehandler. The company now offers a range of fifteen different rigid frame telehandler models, covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6t and 4.3t, and maximum lifting heights from 6m to 18m.

“At Bobcat, for over 60 years, we have been constantly innovating the market, always developing new machines for customers’ needs. The new TL43.80HF is no exception to this legacy as it completes our range of telehandlers, and ensures customers can benefit from unmatched loading productivity and lift capacity. Bobcat machines are made for tough jobs, whilst still providing all the agility and versatility any application would require,” said Olivier Traccucci, Bobcat telehandler senior product manager.

Bobcat states that unlike any other manufacturers to its knowledge, all Bobcat telehandlers are covered by a three year/3000h warranty as standard, with the option of extending the warranty to five years/5000h. All Bobcat telehandlers are designed in Europe for European customers, and produced at the company’s plant in Pontchâteau, France.

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