Small is beautiful
The Garwood Miner has been designed to run extremely quietly – with the engine running at minimum engine revs, reducing fuel costs and engine noise.
The unit also has cushioning on the hydraulic cylinders meaning no loud bangs at the operational change over stages. It has a fast compaction cycle (10 seconds) making it the fastest compaction cycle time of its type.
“Another advantage of the unit is it can also be used for missed bin collections, as it’s a lot quicker getting around town to grab these missed bins and a lot more fuel efficient than sending out a much larger truck,” McHugh explained.
The Miner has been designed so that a single operator can both drive and pick up the bins.
“All the collections are easily managed by one person as they are not dragging heavy bins long distances, you can now back the compactor right up to the storage area and simply wheel the bin onto the lifter.”
“We can fit an automatic bin lift system so all the operator has to do is present the bin up to the lifter, the lifter will then automatically raise and lift the bin up off the ground eliminating any chance of the bin rolling away from the operator.”
Although the design of the Garwood Miner means you probably wouldn’t have seen or heard it, several Miners are currently in use in Melbourne, with another four on the way to the UK.