Galbreath Debuts Loaded Container Handler
New SLCH Model Container Handler is Ideal for Safely Transporting Loaded Containers at Highway Speeds
Galbreath, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of hoists, container handlers and trailers, recently announced the launch of the SLCH Loaded Container Handler. This dynamic container handler offers a safer, more efficient, and more cost effective method of transporting, delivering, and placing front- and rear-load containers.
Compatible with both CNG- and diesel-powered engines, Galbreath’s new lightweight loaded container handler has a lower overall height, so it’s ideal for areas with low overhead clearance, as well as container delivery in tight spaces or remote areas where larger trucks would be cumbersome. Plus, it’s designed so the container sits level during transport, effectively minimizing trash spillage. The container bottom is fully supported by dual rails (with replaceable wear strips) for added safety and stability. The container’s center of gravity is in front of the rear axle, maximizing overall weight distribution by putting more weight on the front axle, allowing for safe transport of loaded containers at highway speeds. The design also positions the container farther forward on the truck, keeping rear container overhang within DOT guidelines, so there’s no need for flagging containers or using additional lighting due to illegal overhang in the rear.
The rotator mechanism of the Galbreath SLCH allows dumping of full containers. It can accommodate front-load containers up to 10 yards, or rear-load containers up to six yards in size, with hoist and rotator capacity up to 8,000 lbs. for front-load containers.
The SLCH loaded container handler is designed for improved safety and ease of operation with standard features that include:
- Poly half-round fenders and container bumper stops
- Inside-the-cab joystick controls for simple, one-handed operation
- Plug-and-play wiring
- Minimal container overhang in rear ensures visibility of rear bumper and LED lighting during transport, eliminating need for additional light bars or flagging
- Pintle-ready apron
- Ratchet retainer straps for added security with hauling front-load containers
- Back-up alarm and hoist-up alarm with signal light on dash of truck
- Two (2) lift cylinders for stability in operation
- Two (2) tilt cylinders for mast stability while rotating
- Direct-mount hydraulic gear pump
“Typically, a full-sized front-end-load truck wouldn’t be used for transporting loaded containers,” said John Defenbaugh, president of Wastequip’s mobile products division. “Our new loaded container handler allows smaller trucks to be used for container pick-up, so it’s easier, and safer, to get into smaller spaces or remote areas. Use of smaller trucks results in significant fuel savings and reduced emissions. Plus, we’ve improved the aerodynamic design with this new model to reduce drag, further reducing environmental impact.”
“For more than four decades, Galbreath has been recognized for quality, durability, and long service life with every product we build. We pride ourselves on carefully listening to our customers, so we can focus on engineering new products that exceed the needs of the end-users who depend on our products day in and day out,” Defenbaugh continued. “Galbreath’s newest loaded container handler will stand up to the rigors of daily use in the safest, most reliable way possible – all while getting the job done faster, more efficiently, and more cost effectively.”
Available options for Galbreath’s SLCH loaded container handler include work lights, steel or aluminum fenders, frame-installed tool boxes, camera kits, pintle hooks, lid holders, platforms for transporting Toter carts, and more.
The new Galbreath SLCH loaded container handler is available through Galbreath’s extensive North American dealer network.