Eco Mode – standard equipment on Terex Fuchs
Key scrap-handling machines normally operated full out, Terex Fuchs E Series material handlers will now feature Eco Mode as standard. The result will be notable fuel savings for equipment owners, says parent company Terex Construction Americas.
“The Terex Fuchs E Series handlers are designed to be fuel efficient, even at 100-percent engine speed,” explains Steve Brezinski, heavy equipment product manager – material handlers. “However, tasks like cleaning the yard and sorting material do not require 100-percent power demand from the engine, and our exclusive Eco Mode settings allow the operator to take advantage of these additional fuel savings opportunities.”
Eco Mode is being rolled out on all new Terex Fuchs E Series material handlers this quarter. This initially includes the MHL340, MHL350 and MHL360 models, and will be expanded to others within the Terex Fuchs line as they switch over to E Series production. Via the new, convenient, multifunction button control panel, operators of the new E Series models can select the Power Mode, Eco Mode or Eco+ Mode operating setting to match their machine’s power output to the task at hand:
Power Mode provides the operator with optimal power and speed for heavy-duty applications, such as magnet operation, feeding the shredder and loading/unloading trailers and rail cars.
Eco Mode lowers engine rpm by up to 12 percent — depending on the model — and caps engine horsepower at 90 percent. This delivers up to 27-percent fuel savings over 100-percent power while still offering high lifting and slewing rates for less-demanding, medium-duty tasks.
Eco+ Mode reduces engine rpm by up to 19 percent, using 80 percent of full engine horsepower. For low-demand tasks such as sorting, this setting is designed to optimize fuel consumption, offering up to 36-percent fuel savings.
“Until now, material handlers were operated only at full engine speed and power,” says Brezinski. “Terex Fuchs’ new Eco Mode allows the operator to finetune power demand based on need, making the machines more flexible in reducing overall operating costs.”