Bin lifters can help any operation with a steady flow of waste to streamline their approach to waste control and disposal.
They improve your waste management by:
There are two basic tipper configurations:
Here are some important questions to ask:
The room you need to tip waste depends on whether your bin tipper is a full-swing lifter or a lift-and-tilt model.
Lift-and-tilt bin tippers do exactly what it says on the tin – lift straight up and tip – so they require no extra space and can be used in compact areas around schools, shops and offices.
Full-swing lifters, on the other hand, swing in a full arc thus requiring considerably more space. However, if you don’t work with flammable waste, you’re unlikely to need a full-swing lifter – lift-and-tilt should work fine.
A basic bin tipper can cost less than $1,000. More heavy-duty tipping machines designed for high-end commercial use may cost as much as $10,000. However, a perfectly decent bin tipper with all the necessary lifting and tipping features can be purchased for around $6000.
While the dangers will seem obvious to most, bin tipping operators have been known to attempt tips on uneven or sloping ground causing the whole machine to fall over. Rule of thumb: only work on flat, level ground.
Machines without locks are open to unauthorised and potentially dangerous use.
Machines that can’t be stopped mid-action are a danger if something accidentally gets caught in them.
As a rule, maintenance of bin tippers should only be undertaken by qualified technicians to ensure the unit is kept in a reliable and safe working condition.
However, storing bin lifters on a flat surface in a dry, protected space will help to prolong their working life. And make sure to check oil and battery levels before each use.
While there are no specific qualifications required, a license to operate high-risk machinery from Work Safe Australia is a good idea.
As a golden rule, don’t attempt to move any load – light or heavy – using a bin tipper unless you fully understand how to operate it safely.
Most popular Bin Tipper suppliers and brands on IndustrySearch are Verdex Australia, MHA Products, Sitecraft - Materials Handling Equipment, Spacepac Industries, Equipment Warehouse.