The material handler or industrial excavator is a type of excavator used to handle materials and waste. It has a longer arm than a common excavator and a grapple to grasp objects.
Material handlers are mainly used in two industries : the industrial sector (handling of scrap iron, wood or waste or even food) and the port industry (dredging operations with a special bucket or the loading/unloading of ships).
A material handler can have wheels or tracks.
The main material handler manufacturers are Fuchs, Atlas, Liebherr, Sennebogen, Caterpillar…
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