Archive for October, 2010

Wayne Sweepers Unveils New Truck at International Trade Show

October 25, 2010

Wayne Sweepers Unveils New Truck at International Trade Show

Munich, Germany–  Wayne Sweepers, LLC unveiled an adaptation of its Gladiator mechanical broom sweeper at IFAT ENTSORGA on September 13, 2010.

The new street sweeper, named the Walter Power Sweeper, is targeted towards milling and construction applications in the European market. It is a single engine sweeper mounted on a Scania chassis with hydrostatic drive. Additionally, the unit features a powerful front broom mounted on the chassis bumper.

Walter & Co GmbH, based out of Germany, will handle all final assembly, sales, and service of the street sweeper on the European continent. Representatives from the company exhibited the vehicle at the trade show.

IFAT ENTSORGA is the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. The expo is held on a biennial basis in Munich, Germany, and attracts nearly 110,000 trade visitors from 185 countries.

For more information about Walter & Co GmbH, please visit www.walter-co.de.

2010 Wayne Street Sweeper at IFAT ENTSORGA

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Los Alamos County takes delivery of first hydraulic hybrid garbage truck

October 25, 2010

LOS ALAMOS, NM, August 17, 2010 – Officials of Los Alamos County today announced the delivery of their first hydraulic hybrid refuse truck – a Peterbilt Model 320 equipped with the Eaton Hydraulic Launch Assist system. The truck is the first hydraulic hybrid vehicle technology to be operated in the state of New Mexico. The truck is also equipped with a Wayne Curbtender residential automated side loader and will be used in daily residential refuse pick-up operations.

According to information from the manufacturers, the new Model 320 Hybrid with Eaton HLA can save more than 1,000 gallons of fuel per year, reduce emissions by up to 20% and can extend brake life by up to 300%. The HLA System captures the trucks’ kinetic energy during braking to assist in launching and accelerating the vehicle. The technology works by recovering up to 75% of the energy normally lost as heat by the vehicle’s brakes in the form of pressurized hydraulic fluid.

Eaton’s Hydraulic Launch Assist technology has also been featured on other Peterbilt Model 320 chassis with Wayne Curbtender automated side loaders in Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. Hydraulic Hybrid refuse trucks are ideally suited for the stop and go applications of Los Alamos County daily residential refuse pickup.

A two day intensive training and certification class was also held in conjunction with the truck delivery. Representatives from virtually every manufacturer that provides systems or components on the truck – Peterbilt Motors Company, Rush Truck Centers, Eaton Corporation, Allison Transmissions, Cummins Inc, Wayne Engineering, and Clark Truck Equipment conducted training for management, technicians and drivers of Los Alamos County that will be working with the truck.

2010 Wayne Curbtender with Peterbilt HLA