Brandt’s new material handler is designed & built in North America

The brandt material handler handles waste material
The new BMH40A material handler from Brandt.

The new BMH40A material handler from Brandt is the only North American-designed, built, and supported material handler on the market.

The wheeled material handler features an operating weight of 38,736 kg, a maximum reach of 16 metres and an 8 RPM swing speed. The machine is powered by a John Deere PowerTech PSS 6.8 litre engine, and its dual variable displacement hydraulic pumps provide a combined flow rate of 236 litres per minute.

The all-new BMH40A was introduced at ConExpo in Las Vegas in March.

“The industry has been looking for a heavy lifter that delivers world-class productivity with the round-the-clock support that you typically only get from an onshore-manufactured product,” said Jason Klassen, Senior Vice President of Sales for Manufactured Products at Brandt.

“The fact that it is built on proven John Deere components is a huge bonus that means increased uptime and exceptional reliability from the machine.”

Additional features include rapid cycle times that allow operators to get the job done. The energy recovery system counteracts 90 per cent of the boom and arm weight to reduce fuel consumption when lifting. The auto-idle/shutdown features help to maximize fuel efficiency, contributing to reduced cost of operation and wear of machine components.

A nitrogen-charged cylinder assists boom operation and reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent.

Consultation and collaboration

The BMH40A was developed through Brandt’s collaborative product design process, which involves extensive consultations with contractors and operators.

“Consultation and collaboration are key elements of Brandt’s business. As a result, we have been able to design a world-class material handler that improves productivity, increases uptime, and provides a lower cost of operation,” said Chris Semple, President of Manufactured Products at Brandt.

RELATED: Brandt debuts its new lineup of heavy haul trailers at ConExpo

“The feedback we have received on the BMH40A has been outstanding. The industry asked for this machine, and Brandt delivered.”

For safety, the material handler includes full perimeter handrails on top of the machine and cab platform with ground access on all four sides. As well, the hydraulic line guarding is removable allowing for easy attachment switching and protection.

The factory-programmed rotary arm encoders ensure the grapple does not collide with the cab while working.

For operator comfort, the cab includes ergonomic and customizable machine controls and a heated and cooled leather air ride suspension seat. When fully raised, the cab riser gives operators a view from 5.8 metres from ground level to improve sightlines into rail cars or trailers.

Rear and boom side cameras come standard on the material handler to reduce operator blind spots.