Proﬁ le Products has introduced a new costsaving
landﬁ ll alternative to soil or tarps:
BioCover alternative daily cover (ADC). BioCover
is a hydraulically applied product manufactured
from Thermally Reﬁ ned wood ﬁ bers combined
with cellulose ﬁ ber and a viscous hydrocolloid
tackiﬁ er. Upon application, it provides a uniform
layer between landﬁ ll waste and the surrounding
environment. Less expensive than other covers and
easier to apply, BioCover is a superior alternative
to soil, mulch, or plastic daily covers.
A growing number of specialized biomass applications requires short-ﬁ ber,
thin wood chips. These include the wood pellet industry, co-milling with
coal, and certain gasiﬁ cation processes. Peterson’s popular 5900 chipper
and 5000H model delimber-debarker chipper can now be readily adapted to
produce uniform chips as short as 0.25 inches (6–7 mm) and 0.08 inches (2
mm) thick. Wood chips need to be a consistent thickness for uniform process
control in a digester or dryer. Short ﬁ ber length is especially important if
the chips will be further reduced in a hammermill. If low bark and ash are a
requirement, the Peterson 5000H can achieve less than 1% bark content in
many conditions. The Peterson 4800 standalone ﬂ ail debarker can also be
paired with the 5900 disc chipper for low bark applications.
Vishay SI Technologies manufactures onboard and other weighing systems for municipal and commercial applications.
Onboard scales mounted on packers, rolloffs, tractor/
trailers, and dump-bodies increase the proﬁ tability of hauling
operations. Weighing systems for lifters for semiautomated
applications and on the arms of fully automated vehicles are
available for PAYT programs and to enhance recycling efforts
for residential and commercial applications alike. Portable
Axle Scales and scales mounted on wheel loaders (Vishay
Evergreen Weigh’s “Tuffer” loader scale) increase efﬁ ciency
for transfer station operations. Dealer inquiries are welcomed.
systems to efﬁ ciently
residual volumes sent to landﬁ lls and preserving precious natural
resources through demonstrated carbon footprint reduction
capabilities. The Eugene, OR–based company is the leading
supplier of processing systems for the solid waste, recycling,
forest products, and power generation industries and continues to
develop new generation products and systems while adding to an
extensive list of patented technologies.
Trojan Tire, the manufacturer of Reusable Soft Core, the
patented rubber Air-Cell tire ﬁ ll, is pleased to announce
its new extra-deep skid-steer tire. Users receive a
complete assembly that is ideal for the demands of waste
management applications. Performance features include
improved productivity and planned maintenance but
with a truly shock-absorbing
ride. In keeping with the
products are better, as they
greatly reduce watershed/
landﬁ ll water hazards when
compared with other hardriding
tire ﬁ ll products.
Garner, IA–based Stellar Industries has introduced the
Cable75, a 75,000-pound capacity cable hoist, at the Waste
Expo show in Las Vegas. This is an improved redesign of the
SI60 model. Through
Stellar has decreased
the shipping weight,
payload up to 1,700
include a 47-degree
dump angle, fewer cylinders and seal kits to maintain,
improved cable routing, use of stainless steel pins, grease
zerks and bushings, and the use of wear strips. All of these
features are offered at a competitive price.
Onspot of North America Inc., the exclusive distributor and manufacturer of
the Onspot Automatic Tire Chain System, has announced that the company
will hold its pricing for new automatic tire chain systems for the 5th year
in a row. The last price change was 2004. As volumes have increased, the
company has worked closely with its suppliers to keep material costs
under tight control. Additionally, the company has invested in several
computer controlled machining centers for its Indiana factory. This allows
Onspot to machine several components at one time rather than having one
person drill one hole on a Bridgeport machine. This process has the added
advantage of extremely close tolerances, thereby providing high-quality
pieces in a shorter amount of time. Onspot Chains are now offered as a
factory installed option from over 215 OEMS and are available for retroﬁ t
from over 1,100 dealers throughout North America.
KEITH MANUFACTURING CO.
The most popular system sold by Keith Manufacturing Co., the
Running Floor II drive, has recently been updated for the waste
industry. The Keith Running Floor II DX features an improved
cylinder design, updated check-valve design, improved corrosion
resistance, and a new, standardized plated tubing design.
In addition, Keith is doubling the
warranty on the new drive to
two years. Unlike similar
unloading systems, the
cylinders of the Running
Floor II drive contain two
rods and two pistons for
durability and increased
offers the full line
of Leister Extrusion
can now weld seams,
patches, boots, and
sumps in PE or PP
liners and covers
plastics welding technology. The full-sized model S-6
(pictured) cranks out 13 pounds per hour using a 5 mm
rod. The compact model S-2 has a 360-degree rotatable
welding shoe and an all-in-one, lightweight design for ease
of use in tight spaces. All models feature brushless preheat
and programmable dual temperature display. Concord is
a full-service plastic welding tool supplier, with wedge
welders, extruders, tensiometers, and more.
Curotto-Can and AMCS
Group are pleased to
announce the results
of a joint development
initiative with Curotto-
Can’s introduction of
the Scalin’ Eagle. This
hardware design is
powered by the AMCSproven
RFID and weighing software solution called My LBs,
which is deployed in over 1,000 vehicles in Europe and recently
deployed in the US. The primary market for Scalin’ Eagle
is targeted to meet growing demand for recycling incentive
programs and to address the emerging markets of pay-as-youthrow
waste programs. The weighing accuracy and efﬁ ciency
of the Scalin’ Eagle on the Curotto-Can front-end loader is
unprecedented in the industry.
AmCon Environmental Inc., located in south central Kentucky, is
a well-known manufacturer of alternate daily covers (ADCs). The
company’s covers are shipped throughout the US, PR, South
America, and Canada. AmCon strives to exceed customer
expectation through quality, service and satisfaction. AMCON ADCs
are made with the highest regard to strength and performance.
Stocked sizes are 50 feet by 50 feet, 50 feet by 100 feet, 100
feet by 100 feet, and 100 feet by 150 feet. Custom orders are
welcome. All orders are ﬁ lled promptly. Chain and cable pockets
can be added if needed.
With the rising concern and awareness over odor control, the
waste management industry is now looking for innovative
products that would address the various aspects of odor problem.
Foul odor has been recognized to not only bring distress to those
who can smell it but it is also associated with other concerns
like personnel health, safety, and the environment. NOBAC
Urban is a plant-sourced concentrated liquid that is diluted and
applied on any surface or material that would need deodorizing.
This biodegradable product removes odor through enzymatic
deodorization, attacking noxious gasses that act as sources of
foul odor. Since it is safe and convenient to use, this product offers
the perfect solution in
reducing odor in hauling
vehicles, transfer stations,
compacting, and landﬁ ll
All Mohawk 2 Post Lifts
now carry a 25-year
This will cover the
and swing arms.
Established in 1981, no
Mohawk two-post lift
user has yet to “wear
out” a Mohawk lift. Mohawk is the only lift company that
manufactures its lifts to last forever. “We made our warranty
like our lifts because we know a shop can’t wear out a
Mohawk lift,” says Rick Wells, company president.
The self-propelled Ecolawn Top Dresser/Compost Spreader is a new innovation for the application of all kinds of soil
mixes. At the design level, Ecolawn is based on mechanical systems drawn from the heavy top dressers that are used
on sports ﬁ elds. Thanks to a stable wheelbase and rear wheel, Ecolawn is easy to control, easily making 90-degree
and 180-degree turns around obstacles. With a width of 34 inches, Ecolawn is suited for residential and
commercial uses alike. Designed to save time, eliminating labor and operating costs, Ecolawn is the
most versatile and cost-effective material handler on the market.
MSW Management’s ShowCase is based on information supplied by manufacturers.
Some manufacturers did not respond to requests for information.
Publication of materials received is subject to editing and space availability.
Author's Bio: Neal Bolton is a consultant specializing in landfill operations and management.