Terberg’s biowaste drive
Terberg Matec has developed a range of special purpose vehicle bodies complete with lifting equipment that facilitates the hygienic collection and transportation of food waste and animal by-products.
Two of Terberg’s Toploader Biowaste vehicles were recently delivered to Argent Byproducts Group in Motherwell, Scotland. The aluminium vehicle bodies and handling equipment were mounted on 18-tonne GVW Volvo FLE 18 4×2 chassis, giving a generous payload in excess of 8 tonnes.
Each of the aluminium bodies are equipped with a powered, locking internal division, creating two body compartments. To the rear of the body a top-hung, swinging door incorporating heavy-duty seals together with a robust manual locking mechanism provides the method of load discharge when the body is tipped. In this instance the body is tipped by way of front-end hydraulic tipping gear.
Discharging the payload from each of the two body compartments is achieved by opening the rear door and tipping the body. An extra operation is required when discharging the front compartment.
The operator must unlock the internal division whilst the rear door is open, this allows the material from the front compartment to be discharged through the rear compartment and out of the rear door.
The Toploader Biowaste utilises two of Terberg’s TLL1280 trade bin lifts, one being mounted up front on the nearside and the other to the rear. The TLL1280 lifter has a capability to hoist containers of up to 1280 litres and a maximum weight of 500kg.
The lifter safely hoists the wheeled container to roof level before rotating it to discharge the contents into the vehicle body via the roof lid that is automatically opened as the container is raised.
The container is firmly clamped onto the TL1280’s comb throughout the lift as the clamp is actuated by mechanically constrained guide wheels during the lift.