Heil touts redesigned MultiTask SL drop frame side loader

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Heil says its MultiTask SL drop frame side loader features a new and improved design that increases efficiency. The MultiTask SL is a 3-in-1 refuse collection vehicle featuring a drop-frame chassis configuration and dual side-loading capability designed to allow operators to collect containers in manual, semi-automated and automated modes. The new vehicle reduces the total time needed to collect a standard route of residential waste by 20 percent or more with single-operator capability, delivering additional productivity for municipalities, private haulers and waste collection companies, according to the company.

An optional, strengthened and redesigned TeleGrip lift arm can be utilized on automated and semi-automated vehicles to further increase efficiencies, Heil says. The arm, which features a cycle time ranging from 8 to 20 seconds and 88 inches of reach, is designed with maximum productivity in mind; grabbers may be stowed in a work-ready position at the chassis frame rail for a width of less than 102 inches. The TeleGrip’s design also facilitates the MultiTask SL being used in narrow streets and alleys, with the arm acting as a cart tipper for receptacles that may be located close to the vehicle body. A low body height helps limit the potential for paper to blow out of the hopper during tipping, while simultaneously providing for dumping of overfilled 96 gallon containers.

Heil says the MultiTask SL allows an operator to continue picking up and dumping waste containers while the packer blade is retracted or extended, and further maximizes effective time on route by utilizing the ReadyPack feature, which automatically compacts the payload with every arm cycle. Other features, according to the company, include a fully welded interlaced subframe for added resistance to salt and corrosion, large hopper capacity, twin dump-hoist cylinders, the company’s proprietary Shur-Lock hydraulic tailgate locks, and Heil’s Operate-at-Idle System. Available body capacities are 24, 27, 30 and 33 cubic yards.

For more information, visit www.heil.com.