Rail Freight Services Take Two Fuchs Material Handlers

Blue Machinery Fuchs have recently sold two MHL360 F material handlers to Rail Freight Services (RFS) Ltd, to load and unload barges of aggregates and soil at a number of locations along the River Thames in London. 

These powerhouses, with a reach of up to 18m whilst comfortably handing a 2250 litre clamshell grab, are currently unloading barges carrying 500 tonnes of soil material which is used to restore a landfill site in Rainham, Essex.

Rail Freight Services (RFS) Ltd are one of the UK’s leading companies for the loading and unloading of bulk rail freight, and water borne vessels, whilst also operating intermodal and aggregate terminals

The company places huge emphasis on having the right equipment to fulfil their various contracts right across the UK. It was due to this focus that General Manager, Jim Flatman recently decided on these Terex Fuchs machines, which is the latest purchase from Blue Machinery following the acquisition of a number of Terex Fuchs material handlers over recent years.

The MHL360 F offers speed, fuel efficiency and precision.  The dual circuit hydraulics allow for quick working cycles, even under heavy loads, and movement is perfectly jolt-free with the clever kinematics concept, meaning gentle yet accurate manoeuvres can be performed and executed.

A rear view camera with night vision option and travel alarm come as standard, however RFS have chosen an all round vision option to meet the strict H&S compliance which many of their contracts demand. The operators also enjoy the comfort of the ergonomic operators seat with flexible setting options as well as head and lower lumbar support to provide an extremely comfortable working environment.

The 7″ graphical touch display also makes life easy for the operator, providing clear illustrations. Simple menu navigation is provided directly through the display which also delivers important operating conditions, such as hydraulic oil temperature and coolant temperature, all provided from the comfort of the driver’s seat.