Queensland’s North West Services has been using Bomag compactors for more than 20 years, with a number of key factors contributing to the long-standing partnership.
With an ever-increasing emphasis on source separation, waste handling and landfill diversion, today’s waste facilities are well regarded.
This experience has led to a better understanding of machine performance and capacity, allowing waste operators to respond to all conditions.
In the Whitsunday towns of Proserpine and Bowen, North West Services (NWS) remains committed to best practice.
NWS began working with the Whitsunday Shire Council at Cannonvale Transfer Station and Kelsey Creek landfill sites in 1998. Since 2004, the company has remained the contractor for management and operation of the council landfills. Husband and wife team Ray and Noleen established the business together and Noleen has been a director for more than 20 years.
Luke Purvis, now a managing director, assumed the role after his father fell ill in 2014. Having worked very closely in all aspects of the business, including financial and customer management, Luke provides an honest, knowledgeable and proactive approach to his duties.
As part of its ongoing commitment to high standard landfill management, NWS has been operating Bomag compactors for more than 20 years. Available through Australian supplier Tutt Bryant Limited, Bomag has remained at the forefront of compaction technology for decades, continually refining its various models to suit the modern landfill.
He says that NWS participates in all aspects of management. This includes unlined and lined cells, storm water system installation, batter rehabilitation and maintenance, supervision of waste receival, and handling all contract environmental standards.
Luke says that NWS has investigated the comparable operating capabilities of other manufacturers’ landfill compactors in the same class. After rigorous testing and compaction analysis, he says NWS was assured that Bomag landfill compactors feature superior advantages on all levels, including both on-the-ground and operational.
“Low servicing costs, long machine life without major component failure and increased operator comfort are all important factors that make Bomag continue to stand out for us,” Luke says.
Luke adds that the machines also have reduced noise and emissions.
NWS own and operate landfill equipment for site management and fully serviced long and short-term dry hire, covering local government and commercial waste operations. The company maintain a fleet of around 30 pieces of plant with additional service and haulage vehicles.
Over the past two decades, NWS has gradually increased their fleet to meet stakeholder requests while replacing units to meet growing performance standards.
When it comes to the performance of Bomag compactors, Luke explains that compaction teeth are warranted standard at 10,000 hours – a key factor aiding long service life.
Reliability and efficiency in mechanical performance covers daily auto lubrication and service check points, self-cleaning wheels with adjustable wire cutters. Economical fuel consumption is supported by a load sensing engine fuel system and hydrostatic drive.
As operator comfort is a prominent consideration, Tutt Bryant landfill compactors feature a climate control cabin, heated seat, filtered air supply, joystick and malfunction warning system. The telematic system provides current machine diagnostics and location.
NWS has many contracts with customers in local government and commercial waste operations and Tutt Bryant Equipment forms an important part of that operation. Luke says NWS supplies fully serviced dry hire waste compaction and handling equipment packages in Queensland and Victoria.
“These are managed by NWS mobile servicing units, additionally also backed by Tutt Bryant Equipment servicing and spare parts departments,” Luke says.
Luke says the NWS mobile servicing units offer the proven ability to maintain their machinery to meet the usage required under landfill conditions. This usually requires an all year, seven day a week operation/service. NWS is an authorised agent for the servicing and maintenance of all their units.
In its workshop, NWS stocks major spare parts, including full power train componentry for the Bomag Landfill Compactor. This ensures 100 per cent availability of compaction machinery on-site at all times.
Refurbished exchange wheels and caps can be fitted to NWS’ 30 plus tonne compactors in a day to maintain compaction. They also position some on-site stock holdings of consumables and parts often required.
Luke says that NWS believes that extensive knowledge of the machines, backed by warranty through Tutt Bryant and Bomag, ensures NWS customers are provided with the high standard of service they’ve come to expect.
“NWS provides skill and expertise in our industry by keeping up to date with industry changes and assessing and using opportunities to build efficient, effective practices into their services which may benefit our customers,” Luke explains.
“Our experience with Bomag compactors and Tutt Bryant Equipment is that they both have proven to be extremely reliable and we have had no hesitation in purchasing further units when the need arises.”