Hardox® in garbage trucks proves to be worth its weight
When SITA Deutschland GmbH wanted 12 new state-of-the-art waste disposal trucks with specially developed containers, it relied on the partnership of Becker Machine Construction and Containerbau Hameln for high quality and on-time delivery.
When SITA Deutschland GmbH wanted 12 new, state-of-the-art waste disposal trucks with specially developed containers, it relied on the partnership of Becker Machine Construction and Containerbau Hameln for high quality and on-time delivery.
Containerbau Hameln, a partner of Becker Machine Construction for nearly 30 years and member of the Hardox® in My Body program, produced the containers.
“Thanks to Hardox® wear plate, no bracing was necessary to stabilize the containers,” explains Volker Greiner, Containerbau Hameln representative. “Instead there is a depression on the sides, which keeps the containers from extending or deforming.”
Because of the light but strong Hardox® plates, it was possible to construct the sides using 3.2 mm Hardox® and the floor 4.0 mm. The effect: the containers are a tonne lighter and the truck with trailer can take up to two tonnes more load. This represents a 20% increase in payload.
In addition, the containers have a moveable inner wall, which makes it possible to separate glass by color into two different compartments when, for example, collecting glass. This saves fuel and time.
When delivering the trucks to Hassfurt, Germany, SITA representative Gerd Baumann praised the commitment of all the parties involved.
“Quality requires reliability, and reliability has a price,” says Baumann. “But thanks to their advantages as opposed to cheaper alternatives, these high-quality trucks save costs through higher work efficiency and a longer lifespan.”
Jürgen Mielke, CEO of Becker Machine Construction, is also very pleased. “Thanks to its partners’ commitment and ideas, SITA has achieved an innovative and unique solution that is tailor-made for its use in waste disposal,” he says.
- 20% payload gain
- Optimized container design helped extend lifespan, cut fuel costs and save time
- As member of renowned Hardox® in My Body program, company could deliver high-quality, reliable product and customized total solution to end customer