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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.

Body of Work

Body of Work

A trash hauler should buy a collection vehicle based on his needs, but those needs vary from region to region and from application to application. Other factors also affect the decision. Trends have changed: The truck that was popular 10 years ago is not the most popular now. Emissions

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

New Horizons

New Horizons

Throughout the market, municipal solid waste (MSW) collection vehicle manufacturers are offering various cutting-edge technologies and hint at possible changes that may translate from “science fiction” to reality.

New Way Prepares for Increased Exposure at 2015 WasteExpo

New Way Prepares for Increased Exposure at 2015 WasteExpo

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

Reducing Collection Costs…Systematically

Reducing Collection Costs…Systematically

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

Wastestreams Take on New Potential

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

What’s New in Collection Vehicles

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

Automated Collection Goes to Work

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

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