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Product news round-up: 3 May 2014

Middleton launches semi automatic horizontal baler for small volume recycling; Isuzu unveils expanded truck range; £950,000 cash pot announced for south Wales council nappy scheme and recycling centre; NTM reports record sales; and Hyundai extends its 0% financing deal until Hillhead.

Semi automatic horizontal baler for small volume recycling launched by Middleton

Middleton Engineering has launched an entry level, semi-automatic horizontal baler for small volume recycling operations.

The new ME80 baler is a development of the company’s ME70 and produces mill size bales with a throughput of three to four bales – around two tonnes an hour - depending on material and feed method. 

It has a footprint measuring just under five by two metres and can handle paper and card, steel and aluminium cans, PET bottles, HDPE, plastic film and shredded security paper. 

Middleton Engineering technical director Mark Smith said: “For a wide range of organisations recycling is crucial, but waste volumes do not justify a fully automatic and more costly baling solution.”

He added that the compact mill size bales will “significantly” reduce the costs of transporting loose recyclables.

Middleton semi automatic baler ME70

Middleton semi automatic baler ME70

The ME80 will be available in two versions – a standard machine or the ME80F with a longer body and hopper feed. Both deliver an 80 tonne press force, incorporating hydraulic cylinders and energy efficient 22kW motors.

The ME80 can be customised with a range of sorting and conveyor options. Installation, commissioning and operator training, optional remote monitoring and diagnostics are also available to support onsite staff and minimise downtime.

Isuzu expands Euro VI truck range

Truck manufacturer Isuzu was due to unveil four vehicles at the Commercial Vehicle Show from its recently announced Euro VI range as well as a new parts club loyalty scheme.

Isuzu Truck showed two versions of the lighter N75.150 Urban 4x2 rigid. All previous Isuzu Euro V 7.5-tonners only had one engine option and this was the four-cylinder, 5.2 litre, 190ps version.

The model features Isuzu’s turbocharged four-cylinder 3.0 litre 150ps engine and is over 200kgs lighter than the 190ps. The 150ps Urban is ideal for payload-critical, stop-start, local distribution operations.

Isuzu Euro VI truck

Isuzu Euro VI truck

Also on show was the latest version of Isuzu’s popular N75.190 4x2 rigid, which was exhibited with a tipper body.

The loyalty scheme is open to existing and future ITUK customers and is designed to save money.

Cash for south Wales nappy scheme and recycling centre

Four specialist vehicles to help with a nappy recycling scheme and the construction of a community recycling centre in Llantrisant, south Wales, will benefit from a Government grant of £950,000.

Minister for Natural Resources and Food Alun Davies announced the funding for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. He said: “We have ambitious recycling targets in Wales, as we are committed to zero waste going to landfill by 2050.”

The funding is part of the Welsh Government investment of £11.5m over three years to improve recycling across Wales through the Collaborative Change Programme. The scheme is open to Welsh local authorities and provides specialist advice to help improve recycling targets.

NTM Linktip says sales are booming

Sales of RCVs from NTM-GB LinkTip in the first quarter of this year are up by 11% compared to the same period last year - the best in its 10 year history in the UK.

NTM sales booming

NTM sales booming

NTM-GB LinkTip – owned by Finnish refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Närpes Trä & Metall – reported that it signed contracts and delivered vehicles to 20 new clients last year. These included Manchester based waste management firm Fresh Start; grounds maintenance and cleansing firm Continental Lansdcapes; public services provider AMEY; recycling and waste management company Veolia Environmental Services; and Blackpool Borough Council. 

Hyundai financing deal extended due to demand

Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe in cooperation with its finance partner De Lage Landen (DLL) has extended its 0% financing offer for a range of construction equipment models.

The scheme has been extended because of its popularity and will now close at the end of the Hillhead Construction Exhibition, which runs from 24 to 26 June at Buxton Quarry in Derbyshire.

Hyundai financing deal extended

Hyundai financing deal extended

Hyundai Heavy Industries, UK regional sales manager, Rick Still said: “We are very pleased to offer our customers special finance rates to support fleets renewal and expansion.

“As majority of equipment we sell is financed, getting the right financial solution at competitive terms and in a fast fashion is important for our customers, and we are able to offer that through Hyundai’s special finance scheme with DLL.”



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