Ameri-Kart, Akron, Ohio, 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.
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Bayne Premium Lift Systems
Bayne Premium Lift Systems, Greenville, S.C., has introduced its updated Taskmaster cylinder lift for a variety of material handling applications. The unit can be mounted on collection vehicles, stationary frames or compactors and can be used with standard domestic-style, two-bar roll-out carts. According to the company, the unit can lift 550 lbs. in 6 to 8 seconds and is compatible with most commercial container latch kits. Bushing materials are manufactured with polyester/graphite composite for strength, abrasion resistance and low-moisture absorption. During the dumping, the cart is secured to the faceplate with a solid hook drive. Bearings located at all pivot points are self-lubricating.
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Cascade Engineering, Grand Rapids, Mich., offers an automated waste data collection system, which is part of its EcoNology SM brand. The system can track carts and collect weight information from radio frequency identification chips that are embedded in the carts, the company says.
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Curotto Can, Sonoma, Calif., offers an automated curbside collection system with a carrying capacity designed to reduce landfill trips, the company says. The system's patented design allows the driver to monitor cart pickup and remove contaminants. The unit features a low lift-over height for unloading bulky items and can be retrofitted to a variety of front loaders. Pickup, dump and return maneuvers are less than five seconds, according to the company.
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The Third Man line of semi-automated rear- and side-load cart tippers from Diamondback Products, Welcome, N.C., comes with a spring-operated lower bar assembly to prevent damage to residential carts, the company says. A 25K helical rotary actuator can be found on the Model 450 side-load tipper and Model 500 rear-load tipper. Both units can handle carts on uneven ground with a sweeping action, the company says.
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El Monte Plastics Inc.
El Monte Plastics Inc., South El Monte, Calif., offers a 300-gallon (gal.) refuse container with a full lid and hatch. The containers can be transported using a forklift and pallet jack and do not require hardware, the company says. The lid can be opened 270 degrees.
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Otto Waste Systems
Manufactured to fit most refuse arms, the Softouch Gripper by Otto Waste Systems, Charlotte, N.C., is designed to reduce cracking, splitting and scuffing, the company says. The unit's aluminum shoes, which can be relined, are lined with a compound rubber, enabling it to swivel and conform to the shape of a cart.
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Perkins Manufacturing, La Grange, Ill., manufactures the Model Pac 1.0 automated cart lifter and carry can, designed to lift automated-compatible carts and barrels of varying sizes, the company says. Weighing 1,400 lbs., the lifter has a 54 inch (in.) reach and is operated using joystick controls. The unit can be configured into a commercial frontloader and a fully automated residential collector and features quick disconnects to dump commercial cans.
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Q.C. Lifters, Ogden, Ill., manufactures bar-lock and Euro-cart lifters with Teflon-coated steel bushings at hinge points. The product line includes the CL 100 for small haulers, the HD100 with a 50-lb. lift capacity for residential collection routes, the double-wide B100 and B100E, and the TB100 and TB100E tipper bar models designed with 22-in. ground clearance, the company says.
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The Lifting and Dumping System from Qwik-Tip, Elk Grove, Ill., lifts and dumps carts and 1- to 10-yard containers without cables, chains or operator intervention, the company says. The system is manufactured as a module that can be installed on all rear-loading bodies using supplied mounting kits, the company adds.
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Rehrig Pacific, Los Angeles, offers 60- and 70-gal. public litter containers for automated or manual collection. The containers are manufactured with plastic resins that are impact- and graffiti-resistant and have large areas for placement of logos and slogans, the company says. They also have weighted bases for stability and textured exteriors, smooth interiors, wide-opening hinged lids and gravity locks. Granite colors and in-mold labels are optional. Plastic liners also are optional and can be used with or without bags.
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Rotonics Manufacturing, Gardena, Calif., manufactures a line of double-wall lids for large containers. According to the company, the Double-Wall Split lid can hold large bags. With a 23-in.-by-23-in. opening, the Double-Wall Hatch can hold small bags. The lids can be used with the company's 200-, 300- and 450-gal. containers
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Schaefer Systems International
Schaefer Systems International, Charlotte, N.C., manufactures a line of carts that are compatible with a variety of lift and grabber systems for curbside waste collection. The carts have a uniform wall thickness and their stability keeps them from blowing over, according to the company. Attached and fitted lids prevent pests from entering carts and help eliminate odors, the company says. The cart's smooth interior is intended to simplify cleaning.
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Toter Inc., Statesville, N.C., offers the EVR II line of universal, nestable refuse and recycling carts. Available in 48-, 64- and 96-gal. options, the carts are compatible with fully and semi-automated collection systems, the company says. The carts can be shipped to customers fully assembled, according to the company.
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Impact Plastics, Elgin, Ill., has introduced the Double Impact container lid, a front load lid manufactured for commercial haulers and waste service providers. A second layer of plastic is fused into the back 3 in. of the lid's hinge line to eliminate ovalizing and splitting on the hinge line holes, and to increase container life, the company says. The lid ride can slide into place using a rod guide that is included in the hinge line. Lids are included with UV protection to prevent the effects of harsh temperatures. According to the company, the lids also come with five-year warranty.
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