Scrap metal recycler Recycal upgraded its fleet in a bid to carry maximum payloads across its national collection service.
Gough Palfinger Australia has engineered new safety features on its hookloader specifically designed to handle Australia’s eclectic range of bins.
Palfinger’s hookloaders were designed for maximum payload and efficiency of operation.
The variety of models boast increased payloads and tipping capacity, low transport heights, hydraulic locking, an articulated arm, cab control and a range of other features.
Palfinger is able to offer hookloaders to suit a desired application, from the telescoping loaders for different container lengths loading, to its telescopic A systems which offer an ability to handle shorter containers.
High-tensile steel reduces hookloader weight for maximised payloads while optimising the weight to increase truck longevity and reduce fuel costs.
Low build and compact subframes enables reduced transport heights, with a low centre of gravity providing better and safer driving conditions. The loading of higher containers increases transported volume.
Palfinger’s telescopic hookloaders also work to reduce horizontal forces and increase tipping capacity.
For increased safety, articulated arms allow very low loading angles and avoid load sliding, while offering under-roof and under-floor loading. Hydraulic locking secures the containers in the front while the crane operates, with tank containers or containers with hydraulic devices for very high and long containers. Cab controls are ergonomic and intuitive and offer magnetic fastening while thin cables facilitate cab control manipulation.
As logistics manager for Queensland’s container deposit scheme in Toowoomba and Goondiwindi, E&E Waste needed to purchase a hookloader designed for the task.