Worldwide: ACCIONA Operates a 23m3 VDL Translift Maxxum Aspect Loader Unit in Paracuellos del Jarama – Madrid


ACCIONA is a worldwide building and environmental companies firm with its headquarters in Spain. It operates quite a few excessive profile recycling, waste assortment, avenue and seashore cleaning contracts throughout the Iberian mainland and its islands. The corporate at present operates a recycling and waste assortment contract on behalf of the Municipality of Paracuellos del Jarama, a small city with a inhabitants of roughly 24, 500 folks, which is close to to Madrid.

To offer an environment friendly recycling and waste assortment service, ACCIONA has bought a 23m3 VDL Translift Maxxum facet loader unit. That is mounted onto a Euro 6 compressed pure fuel (CNG) powered Iveco Stralis AD300 S30.YPS AUT.RSU 6×2 rear steer 26 tonne chassis with retarder. To ease driver fatigue, the chassis is fitted with the Allison 3000 sequence automated transmission.

This unit works six days per week beginning at 6am and ending at 1pm. It collects one load of residual waste on three days of the week, whereas on the opposite three days, it collects one load of residual waste and one load of blended plastics and tin cans. Containers of 3200 litres capability are used throughout the Municipality of Paracuellos del Jarama. These are positioned at communal assortment factors alongside the road. The containers are colored coded in order that residents know which container into which to position their recyclables or waste.

I had the chance to accompany the Maxxum unit on its assortment route for 2 days. Throughout this time, I established that the product was very environment friendly and made gentle work of emptying the 3200 litre containers. I additionally famous how shortly the compaction cycle compressed the waste. From the motive force’s perspective, the unit was very simple to function utilizing the in-cab joystick and compaction controls. The lifter arm works effectively and is enhanced by its work lights. The latter offers the motive force a great view at evening. The rear mounted spot gentle additionally offers the motive force extra visibility when reversing within the early hours.  All of those working benefits encourage the motive force to be enthusiastic in working the Maxxum unit. It makes their working day extra pleasant with out the troubles of issues or stresses from working the tools.

The 23m3 Maxxum unit was chosen in order that ACCIONA had the benefit of amassing a mixture of blended municipal waste, cumbersome waste and recyclables. This makes the unit completely fitted to Paracuellos del Jarama, particularly since there may be at all times some extra spare capability for any will increase in recycling and waste volumes. As soon as the car has accomplished its assortment route, the recyclable and waste fractions are delivered to the Complejo Medioambiental waste therapy plant close to to Loeches to be recovered. I accompanied the car to this facility and I famous how shortly the Maxxum unit discharged its load. The tailgate was raised effectively and the load was discharged in a matter of seconds. The ejection and compaction barrier retracted shortly to allow the loading of recent waste to proceed whereas the reducing of the tailgate was additionally accomplished effectively.

I’ve been reviewing facet loader waste assortment automobiles throughout Spain for over twenty years and through this time I’ve gained a lot working expertise of different aggressive facet loaders working out there. From all these I’ve seen, I believe that the VDL Translift Maxxum unit is probably the most environment friendly and person pleasant. The product can be constructed from top quality Domex and Hardox abrasive resistant steels, a vital think about aiding the car’s long run longevity. In conclusion, the VDL Translift Maxxum facet loader is a really environment friendly unit. It has been designed with the motive force in thoughts and helps him to finish his day’s work successfully. The unit can be very strong including to its sustainability working within the harsh world of waste assortment. All of those elements assist in direction of delivering a sustainable waste assortment service for the Municipality of Paracuellos del Jarama, for a few years to return.

For extra data, contact Timothy Byrne B.Sc., (Wastes Administration), MCIWM, ISWA IWM, at 0044 1384 211001 or 0044 7545 616110 or through e-mail at [email protected].


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