Recycling Product News Logo

Revolutionary new automated side-loading collection body

Revolutionary new automated side-loading collection body

Inpak Vehicles, based out of Drummondville, Quebec, has introduced a revolutionary refuse and recyclables collection truck body. Called the Détritube, this cylindrically-shaped side-loading collection truck body is 30 percent lighter than traditional collection bodies, according to company president André Nadeau. He says their new truck will actually load more than its own weight, consumes less energy than traditional bodies and due to its aluminum construction, is resistant to acidic waste and does not rust.  

The Détritube optimizes loading capacity, with total payload volume up to 33 cubic metres (43 cubic yards) and weight up to 13,637 kg (30,000 pounds). Higher volume load capacity is achieved because of its rounded body shape. Plus, by requiring less pressure to compact loads in a cylinder, hydraulic needs are reduced and fuel is saved. The unit’s patented Sweepn’ Seal system sweeps materials from the hopper, which is then compacted by a unique, low-wear compactor that uses fewer parts, fewer hydraulics and does not require adjustment. The main compactor sits on one-piece, heavy-duty extrusion rails and rolls on cam bearings, thereby avoiding friction from the bottom floor.  

The Détritube was specifically designed for residential pick up, and will handle large 360-litre containers. Besides refuse, these trucks are ideal for recyclables including paper, cardboard and plastics, and for food waste and organics pick up – especially where strict weight restrictions apply. Units also use a small number of parts, and feature a lower fuel consumption, low emissions and low maintenance requirements, as well as fast cycles and easy to use controls.  

The Détritube’s hydraulic system includes a non-pressurized hydraulic tank and relief valves on all circuits. Plus, a unique automated arm, called the SniperXL10, is specially designed and positioned to reduce load swinging, and features fewer parts, fast cycles, no mechanical adjustments and uses long-lasting taper lock pins instead of bushings. Total equipment weight (including arm and hydraulics) is 10,000 pounds.  

More from Collection & Hauling

Sponsored Brought to you by: Machinex Logo

Discover the main features of a reliable & efficient baler

Single-Ram and II-Ram High-Capacity Balers

At Machinex, we've been designing sorting systems for over 35 years, so we know how essential it is for MRF operators to have a baler they can trust and not worry about its operational reliability. This is why we design and manufacture reliable single-ram and II-ram high-capacity balers to specifically help optimize their operations.

 Watch the video of our expert who presents the main features of Machinex balers delivering these important benefits:

  • Easy & accessible maintenance
  • Reduced maintenance & bale handling costs
  • Energy savings
  • Optimal bale density
Learn more
Sponsored Brought to you by: Komptech Americas LLC. Logo

How to streamline C&D waste processing to increase profitability

For C&D recyclers, waste haulers, demolition contractors and landfills, there is a growing opportunity to profit from rethinking processes. Although every operation is different, by streamlining the front end of the C&D operation processes with purpose-built technologies, recyclers can tap into new end markets, accommodate higher material volumes, stay ahead of regulatory restrictions, increase recovery rates and add commodity revenue, while decreasing labor and other costs.

Download the new eBook to learn about:

  • Finding opportunities in the alternative to landfilling C&D
  • How facilities can increase their profits from C&D
  • Using the right C&D processing technology in the right locations
Learn more

Get our newsletter

Subscribe to our free magazine

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more

Get our newsletter

Subscribe to our free magazine

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more