A new safety era for Powerday
Recycling firm becomes first to benefit from Hyva’s Titan radio remote (TRR) skiploader
POWERDAY have become the first waste-management operator to take delivery of the Hyva TRR control skiploader and already the advantages of the new system have become self-evident.
Comparing the latest TRR model with skiploaders with conventional, fixed position level-operated controls, Bill Cox, transport manager for Powerday, said: ‘Hyva’s remote control system helps make operating skiploaders markedly safer, easier, faster and more productive.’
For vehicle operators in the waste-management and recycling industries, achieving the highest possible safety standards is paramount. Skips are often loaded and unloaded in congested, awkward or hazardous environments, necessitating careful handling and precise positioning of the skip by the vehicle driver.
Utilizing Hyva’s latest remote control technology, drivers are freed up from a fixed working position allowing them to view the loading and unloading of the skip from anywhere around the truck.
The TRR unit also provides increased speed to the skiploader’s individual operating functions, such as lowering the rear legs and extending the reach of the arms. Mr Cox commented: ‘In the real world, Hyva’s new electronically controlled skiploaders work faster and offer the potential to handle an extra skip per truck per day.’
Operating at their recycling facility in west London, Powerday’s first two Hyva TRR skiploaders have been fitted on to a 18-tonne gvw DAF LF chassis, while a third unit, on a Volvo truck, is due to enter service later in the year.