Specialists target waste management operations
The Commercial Vehicle Show 2000, being held from 30 April - 2 May, 2002, at the NEC, Birmingham, offers visitors the change to see the latest in vehicle technology. This selective LAWE Focus feature previews exhibitors with products employed in the waste management and environmental markets
This year’s show, sold out three months ahead of the opening date according
to Tim Maunder of the SMMT, the event organiser, features the major names in
vehicle and chassis manufacture, familiar to RCV and municipal transport managers,
ranging from DAF, ERF, Foden, Isuzu and Iveco, through MAN, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot
and Renault, to Scania and Seddon Atkinson.
Ros Roca, which lays claim to be Europe’s leading supplier of RCV and municipal
equipment, is exhibiting for the first time at the CV Show . The Spanish company,
which offers a range of compaction bodies, from 7 to 24m³ capacity, under
the RSE-Cross and Schorling name-plates, is showing what Sales Manager, Colin
McMorine describes as “mission-focussed” specifications which have
been built to withstand the rigours of the UK waste collection industry.
A prime example of Ros Roca’s approach is the premium 8mm thick steel which
is used in high wear rate areas, such as the hopper and the compactor floor.
Ros Roca compactors are available for fitment to all the main UK and European
A range of dual-compartment 70/30 vertically split bodies is also offered for
the collection of household waste and recyclables, respectively: the recycling
compartment can be positioned on either near or off-side.
Heil Europe, a subsidiary of the group laying claim to be the world’s largest
refuse collection manufacturer, Heil Environmental Industries, is exhibiting
a front end loader, Big Bite and side loader. The FEL is designed for one-man
operation with a complete cycle time of 18/20 seconds, with lift arms rated
at 3,630kg and a compaction force of 47,000kg. The side loader, Heil’s latest
development for the UK, offers one or two man operation.
Vehicle manufacturers across the board offer continuous development in design,
in areas such as emissions and noise which are designed to meet increasingly
stringent environmental standards. At the CV Show, Iveco is displaying the CNG-engined
Daily City Truck, model 35C11G Chassis Cab.
Amongst its full commercial vehicle line up Toyota is showing its Hilux pick-up
Extra Cab and Single Cab, the Dyna 300 and 350 truck, Hiace van with short and
long wheel base, plus Crew Can and Minibus conversions.
UK distributor, T H White Ltd is showing examples from the full Palfinger line
up of Palift hook loaders, Epsilon grabbing cranes and Palfinger lorry loaders.
New on the stand is a low profile Palift PLT 22 hook loader demonstrator, mounted
on a new model Leyland DAF 8×4 chassis. The PLT 22 has a standard telescopic
extending hook, and simplifies loading and unloading of varying length containers,
particularly where there is low headroom.
King Trailers has recently developed a number of products designed for local
authorities and operators in the waste industry. King’s new waste drawbar aims
to add versatility to waste collections, offering the ability to carry two waste
containers, combined with the ability to on- or off-load containers from either
end of the trailer. The company has also developed a range of weighbridge test
trailers and also produces van and truck mounted access platforms for traffic
management equipment and small trailers.
In the expanding rental sector, exhibitor Ryder plc provides logistics transportation
solutions across the full market spectrum: from total international supply chain
management to commercial vehicle contract hire, fleet management, maintenance
and truck rental.
Kerbing damage is a main cause of premature tyre wear and unscheduled replacement,
particularly for municipal operators, says Goodyear, which has developed a new
precure retread tyre in the increasingly popular 315/80R22.5 size to offer operators
increased kerbing protection.
Weighing and electronics
Red Forge Ltd is showing its full range of Axalert and Limitlite Axle Load Indicators,
together with the Routeman range of load cell based On-Board weighing systems.
Also at the CV Show is Red Forge’s UK Weights and Measures Approved Class 3
dynamic bin weighing system, which enables the operator to charge by weight.
RSG Engineering, in addition to supplying hazard warning equipment, has developed
an on board Vehicle Data Recorder for monitoring a wide range of activities,
including speed and revs, all the brakes, lights – including the blues and flashing
headlights – vehicle location and impact detectors. Combined with RSG’s Fleet
Management Software, this data is reproduced to show, in graphic detail, journeys
and events for the selected activities.
TRACKER Network (UK) Ltd, the stolen vehicle tracking and retrieval specialist,
offers two vehicle asset management (VAM) and telematics systems. TRACKER Communicator,
which uses global positioning satellite (GPS) and Tracker Reporter, provide
customers with a choice of fleet management systems, depending on whether they
prefer a comprehensive or a more entry-level system.
Fleet management specialist, Chevin Computer Systems, is showing its Internet-
and Intranet-based fleet management system, FLEETwave, which enables local authority
and waste fleet operators to keep centralised records more easily – even when
operating hundreds of miles apart at multiple depots.
The system allows other departments and individual managers to input and access
data wherever they are in the world, using a standard Web browser.
“FLEET wave will free off far more time for hard-pressed fleet managers,
as authorised personnel in each organisation can draw up their own reports,
as well as feeding their data into the system,” said Chevin’s Managing
Director, Ashley Sowerby.
The company is also demonstrating its software package RoadBASE at the CV Show.
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