Following the introduction of the new compact, long-reach Terex-Fuchs MHL250E materials handler at last September’s RWM show, UK appointed distributor, Blue Fuchs, reports that Lowmac Recycling of Ayrshire has taken delivery of the first of this model to be sold in the country. This versatile wheeled machine is now working at Lowmac’s Ayr facilities sorting material and loading trucks. The company has another larger Terex-Fuchs materials handler – an MHL320 – which is based at their Irvine headquarters where it is loading a Doppstadt DW 3060 Bio shredder. All these machines were sourced from Blue Group member companies Blue Fuchs and Blue Machinery Scotland.
Lowmac Recycling was founded in 1973, starting life trading in secondary metals. In 1981, the company moved into waste management with the introduction of skip and roll-on-off hire for household, commercial and industrial waste collection. In 1994, Lowmac opened a new purpose-built waste treatment site in Irvine from where the company now provides a large range of environmental and recycling services.
The new MHL250E is a wheeled, long-reach, hydraulic materials handler in the 15 tonnes class with compact dimensions that is designed and built specifically for the recycling market. The four point hydraulic outriggers version chosen by Lowmac offers complete stability with a 2.10 tonnes load at the 9m maximum reach. A fuel-miserly, low emissions engine generates 85kW, giving the MHL250E power to spare for recycling and reclamation applications. Additionally, the comfortable, fully instrumented, sound-insulated cab (ROPS certified) features hydraulic elevation, providing the operator with a maximum 5.2m raised line of sight for optimum load and site visibility during the working cycles.
Commenting on his company’s new plant acquisition, Lowmac’s Managing Director Kenny Smith said “This is proving to be a versatile machine for us and is performing very well on its sorting and loading tasks. It is nimble, quick and precise and the elevating cab is an excellent feature for safe operation, especially when loading high-sided trucks. As always, we have been extremely well served by both Blue Fuchs and Blue Machinery Scotland and, once again, our long association and past experience with the excellent Terex-Fuchs brand made the purchasing decision all the easier!”