Tag: front loader

A loader (bucket loader, front loader, front-end loader, payloader, scoop, shovel, skip loader, or wheel loader) is a heavy equipment machine used in construction to move aside or load materials such as asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, snow, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, woodchips, etc. into or onto another type of machinery (such as a dump truck, conveyor belt, feed-hopper, or railroad car).

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Waste collection does not stay constant. Like any other industry, it changes and grows with each new innovation in machinery or technique. Other industries consciously adopt the formal process of “continuous improvement” to advance their capabilities and improve the quality of their products and services. Waste collection is no different.

Design Elements

Design Elements

Productivity and competition are the driving factors in innovations in solid waste truck and body design, notes Skip Berg, national sales manager and director of business development for automation for Labrie Enviroquip Group.

Hybrid Technology Winds Up in the Landfill

Hybrid Technology Winds Up in the Landfill

I recently told you about the electric collection vehicle that was being tested by Los Angeles Sanitation (LASAN). The electric refuse truck was developed by BYD and Wayne Engineering and put through a four month pilot project this year on the same routes as LASAN’s regular collection vehicles. It delivered

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

How to Spec a Trash Truck for Longer Life and Productivity

The cost and the complexity of collection trucks continue to increase. With deteriorating road conditions and higher pressure for performance, budget is no longer the only significant factor in a hauler’s purchase decision. Meeting the demands of an industry known for operating in the most severe conditions, a truck must

Technology in a Can

Technology in a Can

Challenges and opportunities are coming your way—every system has them. But as a manager, the measure of your success, maybe even your job, can come down to how well you deal with them.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” or so said the late Peter Drucker. If asked to elaborate,

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.

McNeilus Front Loaders Return to UK Market; Alliance With Boughton Announced

McNeilus Front Loaders Return to UK Market; Alliance With Boughton Announced

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Oct. 17, 2016) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced a strategic partnership with Boughton Engineering of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, that will reintroduce the McNeilus® front loader product line to the U.K. Under the agreement terms, Boughton will mount, finish, market and

Back to the Future in Sweden

Back to the Future in Sweden

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about Volvo Construction Equipment hosting a press event in Eskilstuna, Sweden, where it revealed to the public some technology and prototypes that it has in development. These are innovations that will not be on the market for a number of years. They include

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