Hyva’s market – leading remote control operating system is now available on skiploader units for trucks operating below 18 tonnes gvw, significantly adding to the safety and versatility of such trucks working in urban operations.
One of the first operators of these trucks is M&M Waste Solutions of Oxford, which is already finding that working their skiploaders by Hyva remote control is delivering very obvious advantages – especially in congested city centre environments.
“In a working environment such as Oxford city centre, we need some trucks in our fleet that are physically shorter and narrower than an 18 tonner” says M&M’s transport manager Dave Partridge. “For us, the narrower cab 16 tonnes DAF LF chassis fitted with a Hyva 2008 skip unit is an absolutely ideal vehicle combination to give us easy access and optimal manoeuvrability along narrow streets.”
Dave adds “that’s only part of the story because what’s equally important is how the skiploader unit itself actually operates in such congested environments. Here, Hyva’s remote control system is now giving us enormous advantages.”
Principal of these is operating safety. By being able to walk anywhere around the vehicle whilst the skips are being loaded and unloaded, the truck’s driver can be fully in view of the entire procedure. Having no ‘blind spots’ not only makes precise positioning of skips very much easier, but massively adds to all the safety – related aspects of the job as well.
“Every day, we are delivering skips to residential areas and small building sites” says Dave Partridge, “places where there are any number of hazardous considerations, whether these be people, parked cars, garden walls, street furniture or anything else. Clearly, we have an obvious duty of care to operate our vehicles in the safest way possible, so by allowing our drivers to have unlimited line of sight to everything they are doing and the whole working environment around them makes an enormous contribution to that objective.”
For the driver, Hyva’s remote control skiploader operating system also makes life a great deal easier. Not only does the remote control system significantly speed up the job, but it also reduces driver fatigue and stress – important factors when loading and unloading many skips over a long working day.
“Hyva’s remote control operating system is clearly the way to go” concludes Dave Partridge. “Additional to all the safety aspects, truck turnaround on each job is now considerably faster, so productivity goes up as well. Looking further ahead, I fully expect the remote control system to provide further benefits in areas such as reducing both insurance and vehicle maintenance costs as the likelihood for any incidental damage is much reduced.
M&M prides itself on being at the forefront of its industry, and Hyva is definitely helping us maintain our leading edge.”
Ideally suited to trucks in the 12 – 16t gvw class, Hyva’s 2008 skiploader offers a lift capacity of 8,000 kgs with its arms closed and 4500 kgs with them extended. Strong, powerful and light in weight, it’s the perfect complement for lower gvw trucks working in urban and residential applications.