Al-jon, Ottumwa, Iowa, offers the 126,000-pound (lb.) Advantage 600 sanitary landfill compactor. Powered by a 600-gross horsepower (hp) engine, the compactor features 55-inch- (in.) wide wheels, 10-in.-tall cleats and a 17-foot- (ft.) wide blade. The compactor has a full-time, all-wheel hydrostatic drive, joystick steering and blade controls. Additional features include rear-vision camera, monitor system and a climate-controlled cab.
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The BC772RB-2 refuse compactor from Bomag, Kewanee, Ill., features a water-cooled 449-hp Deutz diesel engine. The 81,000-lb. compactor has a wheel/tooth design with one-piece chill cast teeth and polygonal drum segment compaction wheels. Each wheel has two adjustable scraper bars designed to prevent refuse build-up, the company says. Joystick steering and travel controls are standard. Additional features include a sealed-tub design to protect drive components and a center-articulated joint to maintain ground contact.
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The T-series waste-handling track-type tractors from Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., are manufactured for use in severe landfill conditions. The D8T, D9T and D10T models are powered by ACERT technology engines. Guarding features are designed to help protect machine components, body panels and the radiator from debris damage. The tractors also are manufactured with debris-resistant components, including rear, tank-mounted lights, front lights, and heavy-duty steps and handles. A variety of attachments are available including a hydraulic reversing fan, precleaner, laminated thermal shields and rear striker bars.
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Komatsu, Rolling Meadows, Ill., offers the WA450-6 and WA480-6 wheel loaders. The WA450-6 has an operating weight between 48,920 lbs. and 49,430 lbs., and a 10 ft. dumping clearance when equipped with a 5.5 cubic yard (cu.yd.) bucket. With an operating weight between 54,200 lbs. and 54,830 lbs., the WA480-6 has a nearly 11 ft. dumping clearance when used with a 6 cu. yd. bucket. Powered by the company's SAA6D125E-5 diesel engine, the loaders are available with two operating modes for general loading, and digging and hill climbing, the company says. Using Komtrax technology, machine operating information can be wirelessly sent to a secure Web site. Additional features include a spacious cab with a low-noise design and an equipment monitoring system, which informs the operator of all machine functions.
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L & M Radiator
L & M Radiator, Hibbing, Minn., manufactures the MESABI V-tube radiator, which is designed to prevent clogging by allowing landfill debris and dirt to pass through. The radiator features V-shaped tube finning to prevent material hang-up, the company says. Individual cooling tubes are held in headers with rubber seals. The seals are designed to absorb vibration and thermal expansion. According to the company, damaged tubes can be replaced without removing the unit from the equipment.
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R & B Manufacturing
R & B Manufacturing, Riverside, Mo., offers a landfill grade indicator for use on dozers, scrapers and loaders. With scale readings from a 1-to-1 through a 6-to-1 grade, the indicator features a weatherproof design and is completely mechanical. The indicator can be attached to equipment using a weatherproof adhesive strip or it can be bolted on, the company says. It is also available with a bracket for mounting on most surfaces, the company says.
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