Side loaders are loaded from the side, either manually, or with the assistance of a joystick-controlled robotic arm with a claw, used to automatically lift and tip wheeled bins into the truck’s hopper. Lift-equipped trucks are referred to as automated side loaders, or ASL’s. Similar to a front-end loader, the waste is compacted by an oscillating packer plate at the front of the loading hopper which forces the waste through an aperture into the main body and is therefore compacted towards the rear of the truck. An Automated Side Loader only needs one operator, where a traditional rear load garbage truck may require two or three people, and has the additional advantage of reducing on the job injuries due to repetitive heavy lifting. Due to these advantages, ASL’s have become more popular than traditional manual collection. Typically an Automated Side Loader uses standardized wheeled carts compatible with the truck’s automated lift.
SCRANTON, Iowa (May 8, 2015) – New Way® Trucks is currently making final preparations for the solid waste and recycling industry’s largest trade show, WasteExpo. The event, which takes place June 1-4, 2015 in Las Vegas, boasts the industry’s largest exhibit hall. The Iowa based refuse truck manufacturer will showcase four trucks in
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 29, 2014) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is displaying a total of 12 refuse vehicles at Waste Expo (booth #2441) that begins today and runs through May 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Headlined by the new McNeilus®
For the workers performing the drudgery of picking up and loading trash into the back of a collection truck, semiautomatic loaders and carts provide a much needed freedom from an onerous task. For the owner of the waste collection company, semiautomatic loaders and carts provide a much-needed discretionary power to
According to Ken Beaver, director of innovation at the Environmental Solutions Group, Chattanooga, TN, the perception of refuse has moved away from useless waste, and it’s now viewed as a source of material that can be recycled, or used for other purposes. The trend is having a significant impact on
By Ed Ritchie
These are exciting times for the refuse vehicle industry. New products and trends, such as the rapid growth of alternative fuels and hybrid power systems are boosting waste vehicle performance. Moreover, telemetric route and tracking software products are seeing wide adoption by fleets. Hybrid power has seen many years of
Efficiency, decreased costs in Worker’s Compensation and labor, increased recycling efforts, and more aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods on trash pickup day are the primary reasons why more solid waste managers are pleased with the results they’re getting from automated collection systems.
In the year that Bay City, TX, has automated its solid
Those who work on loaders will tell you the “ounces of prevention” are worth a whole lot more than a cure that results in downtime on the road.
David Peck is fleet maintenance manager for Waste Industries, a private hauler headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with operation centers from Maryland to Georgia.
BUFFALO TURBINE The Buffalo Turbine Monsoon is introducing its new-generation Gyratory Atomizing Nozzle. This nozzle works simply by moving water or other fluid through a screen mesh that surrounds a rotating hub. The hub is driven by the extraordinary air velocity generated by the
Some thought that the advent of the automated side loader (ASL) would mark the end-all and be-all of the drive for maximum collection efficiency. After all, reducing crew requirements from three men to one results in a 67% greater efficiency, doesn’t it? Do the math. But stubborn little problems have