Product Survey: Carts, Arms & Lifters


Ameri-Kart, Wichita, Kan., offers the MegaKart for residential waste handling. The carts are manufactured with high-density polyethylene and are designed to withstand a variety of climate conditions, the company says. Compatible with both automated scissorlifts and semi-automated hydraulic lifts, the MegaKarts can hold between 230 and 335 pounds (lbs.) of materials, and feature a full-width handle and a domed lid. The lid’s double lip design is manufactured for odor control and prevents insects from entering the cart, the company says. Numbers and logos can be placed on the cart’s lid and side panels. The carts are available with snap-on wheels and steel axles, and are available in a variety of colors.

Bayne Premium Lift Systems

The BTL 208-12 Slider Latch cart lifter from Bayne Premium Lift Systems, Greenville, S.C., prevents users from manually placing carts onto a lifter faceplate by using a sweeping motion that automatically adjusts for operation on uneven terrain. Designed for rear loader vehicles and for use with most commercial container latch kits, the lifter features more than 20- inches (in.) of ground clearance and is compatible with standard domestic-style two-bar carts.

Q.C. Lifters

Q.C. Lifters, Ogden, Ill., manufactures a line of cart lifters, which feature Tefl oncoated steel bushings at hinge points for low maintenance. The product line includes the Low Profi le CL100, the Model D II, the Heavy Duty HD 100 with a 500-lb. lift capacity, the Side Loader SL100 and the ultra-thin rotary actuators RS 100 and RL100.

Rehrig Pacific

Rehrig Pacific, Los Angeles, offers HuskyLite roll-out carts with a metal catch bar that nests with the bar assembled. Available in 65- and 95-gallon sizes, the carts can be used for a variety of curbside applications and are designed for use with heavy loads, the company says. They feature a onepiece handle for strong gripping and a wide wheelbase for maneuvering. According to the company, the carts are fl exible and will maintain their shape after continued use. The ground-hugging base keeps carts upright and stable, the company says. Additional features include a reinforced top lip, double drag rail and reinforced bottom.

Perkins Manufacturing

Perkins Manufacturing, Romeoville, Ill., offers the PAC automated container system for front loaders. With a 4-cubic-yard can capacity and 500-lb. lift capacity, the system features a 55-in. arm for picking up containers, allowing the operator to empty containers without leaving his seat, the company says. Operators also can quickly disconnect the container. The arms can lift a variety of containers and drums that are compatible with automated collection systems. The system features a four-second dump cycle time and the 50-degree dump angle for even trash dispersal, the company says. Featuring a heavy-duty construction, the system includes plug-in harnesses for assembly. A frontmounted lifter is optional.

Schaefer Systems International

Schaefer Systems International, Charlotte, N.C., offers Universal System Design Cart containers, which are available in 35-, 65-, and 95-gallon capacities. The containers are available in a variety of models that are compatible with standard barlock lifters, automated grabbers and comb lifters. According to the company, the carts feature a non-slip textured fi nish on the corners for grabber effi ciency and a 0.175 in. or more wall thickness for durability. The cart’s smooth surface on the inside and outside is intended for easy maintenance. Other features include integrated lid hinges and injection-molded construction.

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