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Product news round-up: 5 April 2014

Chambers Waste Management invests £750,000 for zero waste target; Bobcat to launch compact loader engine range to meet EU regs; NTM vehicles help out with floods; and DAFS boost Buckley Transports fleet.

Macpresse helps Chambers hit zero waste target

Chambers Waste Management in Guildford, Surrey, has invested £750,000 in plant and equipment to help it meet its zero waste to landfill target. The investment means that 100% of the residue from its recycling operation will be converted into refuse derived fuel for energy production instead of being landfilled.

Due to the nature of the recyclate processed by Chambers the residue from the recycling process can be of a corrosive nature, which is why the company invested in a refurbished Macpresse Mac 110/1 continuous baling press.

The Mac 110/1 is lined with easily replaceable Hardox alloy to reduce general wear and protect the baler from chemical attack by contaminated liquids (leachate). It has a single 92 kW motor that delivers a maximum thrust pressure of 170 tonnes.  The electro-mechanical, horizontal, wire-tying system can bind bales with either traditional steel wire or the latest RDF friendly plastic wire.

After tying, with plastic wire, Chambers wraps the bales in plastic film using an automatic in-line wrapping unit. This maintains the integrity of the bale and by using plastic wire and plastic film the calorific value of the bale is increase giving a higher-grade product. Intelligent hydraulics and control systems improve the baling operation efficiency. With baled production in excess of 25 tonnes per hour this machine offers high productivity due to its high speed thrust cycle and cutting efficiency. But it has a low power usage making the Mac 110/1 one of the most economical balers in its class.

Glimpses of Bobcat loader range on horizon

A range of EU Stage IIIB and Stage IV compliant diesel engines will be launched by Bobcat in 2015 to expand the company’s compact loader products in Europe.

The range has been developed with a new combustion system to meet the EU Stage IIIB/Stage IV regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The combustion system is called the ULPC (Ultra Low PM Combustion) system.

The range has been developed in collaboration between Bobcat, Doosan and some of the world’s top engineering consultants and engine design firms, including Ricardo, FEV and others. Further details about the range will be released over the next 12 months.


NTM vehicles help out with floods

Blackpool Borough Council, a new customer for NTM, has just bought a 15-tonne K Standard body (single compartment) vehicle mounted on Daf Chassis. The new truck is collecting litter and emptying wheelie bins on the seafront (see pic). Meanwhile Havant Borough Council has just taken on a LinkTip Plastic Body to collect BBQ and Seafront waste, and Adur & Worthing Council has bought a LinkTip Plastic Body Transit Van. 

Wyre Borough Council has added a 3.5 tonne Plastic LinkTip vehicle, complete with a Bin Lift, to its fleet which already includes a 12-tonne Link-Tip Plastic Polybody.  

Wyre BC’s transport officer Gary Scott said: “The NTM-LinkTip vehicles are very versatile and one vehicle is able to do many different jobs – we have recently been using the roll on roll off body for delivering sandbags during the recent floods.  The new 3.5 tonne vehicle with bin lift is perfect. I would say the bin lift on this vehicle is the best on the market – straight forward and the operators give it the thumbs up.”


DAF boost firm’s tractor fleet

Manchester based family run Buckley Transport has bought a pair of new DAF CF tractors to join its 44-strong fleet. The DAFs have state-of-the-art MX-13 engines rated at 460 bhp (340 kW) to give a power to weight ratio in excess of 10 bhp/tonne at 44 tonnes. The 12.9 litre engine delivers up to 2,300 Nm across a range from 1,000 to 1,425 rpm. E6 emissions compliance is achieved through the use of a combination of SCR and EGR technology and an active soot filter.

DAF dealer North West Trucks supplied the new CFs, and safety inspections and servicing will be carried out by Leach Commercials of Bacup.

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