PRODUCT SURVEY: CARTS, LIFTERS

Ameri-Kart

The BossKart and MegaKart are 96-gallon carts designed by Amerikart, Goddard, Kan., for residential waste collection. The BossKart is roto-molded and the MegaKart is injection-molded, both with UV-stabilized, high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Both products will be available in 65-gallon models in June.
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Barker

BarkerProducts Inc., Greenville, S.C., introduces a new line of cylinder and rotary-actuator style lifter-, dumper- and tipper-carts. Made for residential refuse trucks, the carts are designed to avoid impact by the packing blade. Also, the lifter features Teflon-coated bearings and is designed to break away if it contacts the ground, Barker says.
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Bayne Thinline

Bayne Thinline, Greenville, S.C., introduces the BTL 208 cart-tipper, to help improve pickup on uneven planes, and provide a wide sweep, according to the company. The tipper also uses Bayne's Thinline low-maintenance rack and pinion actuator.
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Cascade

Cascade Cart, Grand Rapids, Mich., offers injection-molded carts made from 100 percent recyclable HDPE. Rollout carts are available in 35-, 64- and 95-gallon capacities to collect garbage, yard waste and recyclables, the company says.
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Curbside Container Co.

The Curbside Container Co., Paso Robles, Calif., has expanded its product line to include wheeled containers, which collect many types of recyclables. Contents are visible in the containers, which include a nameplate to incorporate custom graphics. Standard containers range in size from 20 gallons to 35 gallons, but larger sizes can be custom ordered, the company says.
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The Curotto Can Inc.

The Curotto Can system, Sonoma, Calif., offers residential or standard commercial containers that can covert for automated residential collection. This product includes a four-second dump cycle and its front arm is designed to offer lower curbside collection for bulky items, according to the company. The gripper is compatible with square or round body carts with 32-gallon to 106-gallon capacity, the company says. The arm is designed to lift 500 pounds and has a 60-inch reach, according to The Curotto Can Inc.
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Diamondback

The Third-Man Cart Tipper by Diamondback, Welcome, N.C., has a lifting capacity of 400 pounds and measures 14 inches by 24 inches by 6.5 inches. It features a hydraulic cylinder lift design, a 50-degree dump angle, a 6- to 8-second dump cycle and hydraulic break-away system, the company says. European and combination models are optional.
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El Monte Plastics

El Monte Plastics, Chino, Calif., offers the EMP series of containers for recycling and waste collection. For fully and semi-automated systems, carts are available in 35-, 64-, 100-, 300- and 450-gallon capacities. Color and aesthetic options are available, according to the company.
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High Road Equipment

High Road Equipment Co. Inc., Watertown, Wis., makes the CurbAssist automated arm for residential and commercial front loaders. A centered arm is designed to reduce the arm's weight and torque load. The unit weighs 1,340 pounds and features a low load-height option, Parker Mobil hydraulics and IQAN module, the company says.
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Otto Waste Systems

Otto Waste Systems, Charlotte, N.C., offers the MSD cart series in 32-, 68- and 95-gallon capacities. The carts feature one-piece lids; blow-molded, snap-on wheels with axle spacers; and a steel lower bar. The maximum weight capacity for the 32-gallon unit is 150 pounds; 238 pounds for the 68-gallon container; and 335 pounds for the 95-gallon cart, Otto says.
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Perkins Manufacturing

Perkins Manufacturing Co., La Grange, Ill., offers Tuckaway Tipper Bar Cart Lifters for domestic two-bar carts and tipper-bar container-dumpers on rear-load refuse bodies. The lifters also feature rotary lifting action, a 50-degree lift angle and a vehicle-hugging design, the company says. The lifter can be stored and has a weight capacity of 400 pounds, according to Perkins.
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Plastopan

Plastopan, Los Angeles, offers injection-molded, two- and four-wheeled international-style plastic containers ranging from 16 to 290 gallons. Units are available with slots, bottle openings, locks, padlock bars, bio-holes and colored hot-stamping. Carts are designed to fit through office doorways, available in several colors, UV-protected and are available in recycled resin, the company says.
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Q.C. Lifters

Q.C. Lifters, Ogden, Ill., offers RS100 and RL100 rotary actuator lifters that are 5.5 inches thick. The lifters can be used for rear- and side-loading, and also for front-loading when mounted to a carry-can. The lifters also feature DuPont Teflon-coated steel bushings and oil seals at hinge points, as well as spring-loaded lower hooks that automatically secure carts, the company says.
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Rehrig

Rehrig Pacific Co., Los Angeles, offers round containers that can be emptied manually or with automated lifters. The cans are available in 25-gallon and 32-gallon sizes and feature a reinforced top rim, ergonomic handles, a double drag rail, molded-in grip stops and a single-domed snap-on lid. The carts are compatible with automated lifters used for 35-gallon carts, Rherig says.
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Rotonics

Rotonics, Gardena, Calif., offers 200-, 300- and 450-gallon refuse containers. Units feature four molded-in arm stops, a 16-pound hatch that rotates 110 degrees and a split lid, according to the company. The domed top and sloping, overlapped edges are designed to prevent moisture from entering the container and keep odors contained, Rotonics says.
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Schaefer

The injection-molded, wheeled cart by Schaefer Systems International, Charlotte, N.C., is available in models compatible with automated grabbers that use standard bar-lock lifters or comb lifters, according to the company. The unit has a 0.175-inch minimum wall thickness, rotating steel bar, ⅞-inch solid steel axle and ⅜-inch bottom wear strip, Schaefer says.
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Toter

Toter, Statesville, N.C., EVR II Series offers nestable carts in 64- and 96-gallon sizes, and also in “mid-size” 48-gallon models. Carts are compatible with fully and semi-automated collection systems, and come assembled, the company says. The series features an aerodynamic cart design, Rugged Rim and granite colors, according to the company.
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