INNOVATIVE POWERDAY THE FIRST TO BENEFIT FROM HYVA’S REMOTE CONTROL SKIPLOADER
Comparing Hyva’s latest TRR model to skiploaders with conventional, fixed position lever-operated controls, Powerday’s Transport Manager Bill Cox says “Hyva’s remote control system makes operating skiploaders markedly safer, easier, faster and more productive.”
For vehicle operators in the waste handling and recycling industry, achieving the highest possible safety standards is paramount. Skips are often loaded and unloaded in congested, awkward or hazardous environments, necessitating careful handling and precise positioning of the skip by the vehicle driver. With the advent of Hyva’s crane-based remote control technology, the driver is freed up from a fixed working position – instead he or she can view the loading and unloading of the skip from anywhere around the truck.
With trucks usually collecting and delivering many skips a day, the overall speed of the skip handling process is not unimportant. Hyva’s electronic control system provides increased speed to all the skiploader’s individual operating functions such as lowering the rear legs and extending the reach of the arms. And by making the accurate placing of skips that much easier, further savings in time are also realised.
“In the real world, Hyva’s new electronically controlled skiploaders work faster and offer us the potential to handle an extra skip per truck per day” says Bill Cox, whilst adding “an equally significant advantage may well come from a reduced potential for accidents and their subsequent insurance costs.
Whichever way you look at it, Hyva’s latest remote control system takes skiploader operation into a new era.”
Working out of Powerday’s extensive state of the art recycling facility at Old Oak Common in West London, the company’s first two Hyva TRR skiploaders have been fitted to 250hp 18 tonnes gvw DAF LF chassis. A third unit, on a Volvo, is due to enter service shortly.
Founded in 1980, family-owned Powerday is one of the South East’s fastest growing recycling and waste management companies, receiving and processing all types of waste at their three London sites on a full 24/7 basis. The company achieves 100% recovery from all major types of waste by recycling and then converting any residual material into renewable fuels that are supplied to Energy From Waste plants in the UK and mainland Europe.