Geesinknorba Spain have participated in the bi-annual Tem Tecma environment exhibition hosted in Madrid. The company exhibited seven pieces of equipment from their range specially developed for the ‘Smart Cities’ approach to waste collection/transportation and street cleaning. 

A Rossi QUEBE unit of 7m3 capacity complete with bin lifting equipment fitted with trunnion arms and comb bar to lift DIN 30700 and DIN 30740 type containers was on show. The lifting equipment incorporated a bin lid opener and bin catcher with a 300-litre pannier fitted to the bin lifting equipment for door to door collection of waste and recyclables. The pannier has two advantages: the low loading height for the placement of waste by collection operatives and the QUEBE’S 90 degrees tipping angle giving a high tip facility. This gives ample clearance of the bin lift and pannier in discharging the load. This equipment was mounted onto an Isuzu P75 4×2 7.5 tonne chassis converted by Italian company EPM to be powered by a battery. The vehicle has nine lithium ion batteries and is able to travel a maximum distance of 100 kilometres over a period of eight hours before the batteries need recharging. With its battery power, it gives zero emissions whilst in operation. The Isuzu P75 4×2 7.5 tonne chassis was fitted with Isuzu’s 6 speed manual transmission. It can be fitted with either Rossi’s QUEBE 7m3 or KRO2000 unit of 8m3 capacities.This is the ideal solution for collecting waste and recyclables in narrow streets.

Geesinknorba’s LI-ON power hybrid GPMIV 22H25 unit of 22m3 capacity was also exhibited. This had Geesinknorba’s GCB 1000S3 bin lifting equipment fitted to it complete with trunnion and comb bar for lifting DIN30700 and DIN 30740 type containers. Geesinknorba’s ‘Smartpack’ system was fitted to the unit helping to minimise the amount of fuel used from the compaction and bin lifting equipment when not operating in hybrid mode. It was mounted onto a Renault D26 6×2 rear steer Euro 6 26 tonne chassis complete with Allison 3200R automatic transmission with retarder. This is one of a number of LI-ON power units being delivered to private contractor ‘HERBUSA’ on the island of Ibiza. ‘HERBUSA’ has been operating Geesinknorba hybrid units for a number of years now and have seen the benefits of operating this type of equipment. The vehicle will be operated on one of the company’s three municipal waste collection contracts at UTE ES VEDRA which is a consortium company collecting waste and recyclables on behalf of the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia.

An AMS CL1-N side loader of 25m3 capacity and mounted onto a Scania Five Series P320 6×2 rear steer Euro 6 26 tonne chassis was also displayed. This unit is part of an order for two units to the municipality of Langreo in northern Spain. The chassis is fitted with Allison’s 3200R automatic transmission with retarder and is the first Scania Five Series chassis with side loading waste collection equipment to enter service in Spain.

Another exhibit was a Kiggen PTO 734 unit suitable for mounting onto a three axle 26 tonne chassis. The unit can be loaded with the truck’s chassis mounted crane and can carry a wide range of waste and recyclables.

Geesinknorba also offer a bin washing vehicle and displayed a ETE TECME MINI LIMP unit complete with trunnion and comb bin lifting equipment to handle DIN 30700 and DIN 30740 type containers. The unit can hold 3600 litres of water for washing the waste containers. It was mounted onto an Isuzu P75 5.2 7.5 tonne Euro 6 4×2 chassis complete with Isuzu’s Easyshift automatic transmission. The advantages of this unit are its compact size so is suitable for use in the narrow streets of Spain’s towns and cities. 

Boshung’s Urban S2 compact sweeper of 2m3 capacity was also on show. Its compact dimensions make it the ideal sweeper for cleaning areas with restricted access.

Another sweeper was on display on Geesinknorba Spain’s stand: a COMAC HP6000tde sweeper of 6m3 capacity. This unit is unique in that it has a twin action sweeping system so one brush is continually circulating while the other two draw the litter and street debris into the sweeper’s suction equipment. The equipment’s suction can consume large waste such as whole glass and plastic bottles, aluminium and steel cans and small tree branches. These materials are crushed when sucked in preventing any blockage in the unit’s suction pipework further downstream. Crushing the collected materials also increases load density and payload. The continuously circulating brush is able to clean sidewalks and around manhole covers on uneven roads which a single action sweeper can’t do. One benefit of the machine is that it uses less water in the cleaning process compared to other competitors’ machines, saving approximately 100,000 litres of water a year. Its final advantage is that it has all wheel steering helping to achieve an excellent turning circle when working in confined locations.

In conclusion, Geesinknorba Spain exhibited a wide variety of equipments at the 2018 Tem Tecma exhibition which can meet Spain’s ‘Smart Cities’ approach to providing sustainable environmental solutions for its towns and cities both now and in the future. 

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