Hills Waste Solutions is operating Boughton hook loaders with drawbar trailers to support its 25-year waste and resource management programme for Wiltshire.
Designed to operate at up to 44 tonnes gross train weight, the hook loader equipment is mounted on a MAN TGS 26.440 6x4 rigid chassis as prime mover, coupled with Boughton’s tri-axle close coupled trailers. Both prime mover and trailer are fitted with Boughton’s Kwikcova auto-sheeting systems.
The units operate between Hills’ £24m Northacre resource recovery centre at Westbury and its sorting and recycling site at Lower Compton, near Calne.
Nathan Carr, Hills’ collections and fleet manager, says: “Optimising payloads and journeys to operate our vehicles at their design weights not only improves fleet efficiency, but reduces the number of vehicle movements and ultimately saves costs.
“Obviously, this makes sound commercial sense – but it delivers significant environmental benefits too.
“These latest vehicles also incorporate active and passive safety features, such as cycle proximity systems.”