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Linde H400 New Build Carridge

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We have just supplied a new H400 to Linde Africa for use in the mining industry. The customer asked if the machine could be dual purpose i.e. can we have forks with side shift and positioning as well as the container spreader?

So we set about designing a detachable carriage, we used the original swan neck from the spreader as our pattern for the inner section of the carriage. We then manufactured the outer section in the normal manner as we have in previous projects but rated to 50 tonnes. All of the ancillary parts for the forks were then manufactured in our machine shop and welded in place. See attached, the forks were bigger than our engineer!!

Although we have never done this before we have .Once the carriage fabrication was completed and fitted to the machine the completed forks were then lifted into place. Our engineers then fitted the hydraulics including the valves and fork positioning /side shift cylinders again manufactured within our onsite facilities. All of the hydraulic pipe work and electronics were then fitted. As the customer requested for ease of operation, he wanted to operate the new fork attachment using the original levers in the cab so we had to interface the electronics and hydraulics between these controls and the new attachment.

Once the interface was completed the machine was operating both attachments from the same set of levers. The machine was tested then load tested and then inspected by the customers representatives Bureau VERITAS and to our knowledge this is the only machine of this type which is quick release between dedicated container and handler and fork operations.

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Tel : +44(0)1482 898261

Email : sales@wrshulluk.com