Containers (receptacles for storage, transportation and discharge of dry waste) are specifically designed for use with hook loader vehicles. |
They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations. They can be open or closed, typically ranging in size from 1.5 m3 to 30 m3. Containers for small hook units (3-10 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW)) and large hook units (11-32 tonnes GVW) should have sub-frames designed and manufactured in accordance with the appropriate accepted industry standards.
These standards set down the general dimensions for the skip sub-frames and front ‘A’ frames, including the position of the hook bar, locking points and other essential information to ensure correct interfacing and safe use with hook loader skip vehicles .
Containers for front end loaders
These containers are designed specifically for use with front end loading waste collection vehicles (FELs) and are available in a range of sizes from 1.5 to 7.5 m3. Dimensions for positioning the lifting pockets should be in accordance with the commonly used industry standard.
The principles of construction with regard to strength of the container shell and loading doors apply as outlined above for skips. The practice of modifying other types of container by the addition of lifting pockets is to be avoided unless carried out by a bona fide manufacturer who has the means to test the modified container.
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