By using high strength, wear resistant steel throughout the entire structure, Labrie Environmental Group has produced a refuse truck that is lighter and also dent resistant. This means that payload can be maximized in combination with lower maintenance costs. And it is obvious that the market has discovered the benefits as well. Last year, sales of the Wittke front end loader increased by 50%, and this year the final tally might even be an increase of 100%.
The Canadian company is a top tier manufacturer of equipment for the solid waste industry in North America. Their winning concept has now been implemented in all of the refuse bodies produced by Labrie.
In the fall of 2010, Labrie was presented with the Hardox in My Body certification for their Automizer and Expert side loader models, and sales have picked up in the last year. Now, Labrie is offering Hardox 450 steel as an option for their Leach 2R-III and Leach Alpha-III rear end loader models.