Bayne Premium Lift Systems says it has updated its Taskmaster cylinder lift to offer extended service life. According to the company:
A solid cylinder connector is designed to prevent refuse from falling behind the cylinder and eliminate misalignment that can contribute to bushing wear. The new cylinder is interchangeable with the previous design, so older lifters can be retrofitted.
In the Taskmaster’s faceplate, cylinder connector and hook, the bushing material has been changed to a polyester/graphite composite for higher compressive strength, improved abrasion resistance and low moisture absorption. The faceplate bushings also have seals designed to keep out wear-causing contaminants. The composite bushing previously used in the hook linkage has been replaced with a steel-backed polymer-lined bushing and a stainless steel wear sleeve. The combination provides a more rigid design that also will prevent rust contamination. Also, the pins now are made of stainless steel to prevent contamination and wear from pin rust; kits are available to rebuild existing Taskmaster lifts.
New Taskmaster lifts feature a single faceplate pin instead of the dual pins used previously. The new model distributes the cylinder force to all of the mainframe support plates, providing a stronger and more durable design, the company says.
The Taskmaster cylinder lift can be mounted on refuse collection vehicles or on stationary frames or compactors for use in a variety of material handling applications. Bayne says the Taskmaster, which is compatible with standard domestic-style two-bar roll-out carts, can lift 550 pounds at 1800 psi in six to eight seconds. Its patented Thinline design works with most commercial container latch kits, according to the company; a solid hook drive mechanism automatically secures the cart to the faceplate during the dump cycle, and self-lubricating composite bearings at all pivot points eliminate the need for greasing.