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A Review of interesting announcements at RWM Show

‘safe step’ option for the Atlas material handlers Safe Step Option from Terex

At the 2012 RWM exhibition in Birmingham, TDL Equipment (the official UK dealer of Terex heavy line construction equipment, Atlas material handlers and Genie compact telehandlers) showcased a new, enhanced ‘safe step’ option for the Atlas material handlers it distributes.

The five-step rotating retractable access system was fitted to an Atlas 350MH. The steps, which are mounted directly onto the operator’s cab support structure, can also be custom-designed to suit the full Atlas material handler range.

The benefit of the system is that it allows direct access and egress to the operator’s cab enabling three points of contact at all times. The system safely retracts when the operator either turns the key off, lowers the safety lever, applies the park brake or if the machine loses power. Audible and visual warnings in the cab and area surrounding the steps alert both the operator and surrounding workers when the mechanism is moving.

TDL Sales Director, John Black, commented: “For several years now TDL Equipment has been focused on offering solutions to the industry to meet ever increasing health and safety requirements. This optional access system is perfect for the recycling and waste sectors as it provides safe and secure access and egress and can be custom-designed to fit any Atlas material handler.”

A feature of the steps is that they can be retro-fitted to existing machines.

Click here for more information>>>   Terex ‘Safe Step’

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Specialist ‘ECO-DRIVE Training from Finning

Finning UK has launched an Eco-Drive training programme for the waste sector, aiming to help waste managers and equipment operators reduce plant costs by up to 10%.

The programme is designed to identify opportunities to tackle waste and improve performance, whilst reducing fuel, maintenance and component costs.

The one day course, tailored to the specific audience from landfill operations to waste transfer stations and materials recycling facilities, is made up of specific modules, each designed to drive up productivity, cut out waste, increase component life and improve health and safety onsite. These include:

  • Ground Engaging Tools, Track and Tyre wear
  • Operator best practice techniques and tips
  • Productivity and fuel economy
  • Cooling package, refuelling and daily maintenance
  • Equipment analytics and preventative maintenance

Commenting on the launch of the service, Jonathon Davies, Finning strategic account manager for waste said: “Due to the nature and variety of waste operations in the UK, the sector itself is very specific when it comes to the use of plant and equipment. So when it came to looking at how we could help the industry to increase productivity, make valuable cost savings and improve health and safety, it was obvious that an industry specific Eco-Drive training programme was required. “

Finning also promoted the 'InSight' programme for fleet management.  (See video)

Click here for information >>> Finning Eco-Drive

 

 

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