Heil Receives Patent for PowerLift Side Loader

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Heil Environmental Industries has received a patent for its "rolling pivot" design of the lift mechanism on the PowerLift commercial side loader. Rather than using rack and pinion systems to hoist and dump containers, Heil’s design uses two pivot points, with one cylinder operating each of the lift’s two arms. As the cylinders extend, the arms lift and rotate at the top to dump the container. Marc Stragier, Heil new products manager, designed the rolling pivot concept.