Heil updates 7000 automated arm

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Heil Environmental says it has updated its 7000 automated arm to increase the lift’s durability and extend its lifecycle. Heil also is making its enclosed oil bath gearbox, which is standard on the Python automated arm, available as an option for the 7000 arm.

Heil engineers have augmented the design of the 7000 automated arm’s joint configurations by bolstering weld penetration in critical areas. Minor modifications also have been made to specific arm components to help reduce stress at key locations.

Customer demand has led Heil to offer its enclosed oil bath gearbox as an option for the 7000 arm. Like many automated arms, the 7000 uses an open gear set to operate its grabbers, but this gear set is exposed to the elements and needs regular maintenance. Heil says its enclosed oil bath gearbox encloses the gears in a protective housing and keeps them lubricated, substantially reducing grabber gear wear and maintenance.

The 7000 automated arm is available on the Formula 7000 automated side loader and the DuraPack 7000 automated side loader. It is a suitable lift choice for haulers who need to collect heavy 300-gallon containers in addition to standard 95-gallon carts. With a lift cycle time of eight seconds, it can serve up to 1,400 homes per day, according to the company.

Retrofit kits and replacement parts are available through Parts Central, a Heil company. For more information, visit www.heil.com.