Polish recycling firm adds its first material handler
By Leila Steed19 October 2021
Poland-based recycling specialist ZUO International has invested in its first material handler; a new Doosan DX250WMH‑5 wheeled model.
The company, which is based in Kunowice and provides waste management, recorvery and disposal services to customers across the region, invested in the machine to meet an increasing demand for its services and to improve site operations.
Rafał Kościukiewicz, operations manager at ZUO International, said: “With an additional unit, it is much easier to manage the machines in a way that guarantees their optimal use and best performance. This is why we didn’t buy another wheel loader, but rather a material handler.”
The company’s new DX250WMH-5 material handler weighs 25 t and is equipped with a semi-open five‑finger gripper with a capacity of 0.6 cu m (21 cu ft).
Based on the design of Doosan’s 21 t DX210W-5 wheeled excavator, the material handler model has a maximum pin height of 11.7 m (38 ft) and a reach of 10.1 m (33 ft), which enable it to carry out heavy-duty applications such as scrap metal handling.
The DX250WMH-5 also features an elevating cab that can be raised up to a height of 2.5 m, (8 ft) giving operators an improved view of their working area, and is also equipped with a factory-installed electrical generator that powers the electromagnet.
ZUO International, which is now using the machine to load waste in to a shredder and screening unit, said it chose the model based on its performance capabilities.
“This machine enables us to easily sort materials from a waste heap or load waste into the shredder with precision, because the operator, when located several metres above ground level, can clearly see the inside of the working chamber and can properly distribute the load,” said Rafał.
He added: “The 6-cylinder, 6-litre engine, relatively large for this class of machine, provides the best operating parameters. We were also impressed by the low noise level in the cab, much lower than in the machines from the competitors.”