Wastech reveals its first-ever PBS road train
- From the July 2016 issue.
Wastech Engineering’s ability to design unique equipment solutions that are built for purpose has reached a new level with the first of its PBS-approved quad-quad road train ejection blade trailers delivered to Cleanaway in Western Australia.
Manufacturing in Hallam, Victoria, Wastech Engineering has built on its proven tri-axle ejection blade technology to develop a Performance-Based Standards (PBS) approved quad-quad version in what CEO, Brett Jones, says is an Australian waste industry first.
According to Brett, development of the quad-quad began after Wastech was approached by Cleanaway to offer design solutions to achieve increased payload capacity and reduce the amount of trips to landfill from its Bayswater transfer station in Western Australia. “Cleanaway needed a certain number of tonnes per day to be hauled from the transfer station and wanted to see what kinds of high productivity designs were possible,” Brett says. “Thanks to our reputation for engineering unique solutions for our customers, combined with our track record from previous work with Cleanaway, we won the tender.”
The Wastech team collaborated with Cleanaway and its nominated transport contractor KTrans to design and develop the quad-quads, which have now been delivered and operating for several months. Reaching at a total length of 32m, the trailers currently have a 94.5 tonne GCM, boasting a payload of up to 54 tonnes.
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