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Bespoke Cat hauler for Amey's waste operations

28 Mar 17 Amey has taken delivery of a bespoke Cat 725C2 trash hauler, retrofitted with a 40m3 capacity lightweight skip and hydraulic tailgate.

The machine is at work on the 450-acre Waterbeach waste management park in Cambridgeshire, where more than 400,00 tonnes of waste is processed.

“The waste we receive into Waterbeach Park comes from both commercial and municipal sources, so we are dealing with general waste, not heavy construction materials. Our numerous facilities onsite help us to recycle the majority of the materials we receive, but there is some residual waste that needs to go to landfill.

“In order to make this process as efficient and cost effective as possible, when we came to increasing our haulage fleet, we looked at the ideal equipment makeup for the task. We wanted a solution that was safe, robust enough to deal with the conditions onsite, high hours of use and large volumes of waste.

“So it was clear that we needed to use an articulated truck for this task, but there wasn’t an off-the-shelf solution that met our needs.  This is why we spoke to the custom engineering team at Finning, who worked with us to design the Cat 725C2 we now have onsite."

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