Waste and resource management specialist, Amey has taken delivery of a brand new bespoke Cat 725C2 trash hauler, retrofitted with a 40m3 capacity lightweight skip and hydraulic tailgate, by the custom products team at Finning.

The trash hauler has already been put to work on its 450-acre Waterbeach Waste Management Park in Cambridgeshire, where over 400,000 tonnes of waste from local households and commercial businesses is processed. In order to move waste that can’t be recycled from its main purpose built (MBT, MRF, IVC & C&D) facilities, to its onsite landfill, Amey required a high capacity, lightweight off road hauling solution to increase its existing fleet.

“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,” says Amey transport manager, Simon Davis. “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.”

“We wanted a solution that was safe, robust enough to deal with the conditions onsite, high hours of use and large volumes of waste.”

“…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.”

“Since it has been in operation we have realised the cost and efficiency savings we expected, as the machine is much more fuel efficient than the previous contractor models and moves up to 50% more material in each load. From a safety perspective, the hydraulic tailgate and automatic skip rollover cover make it much easier to transport and tip waste. For the operator, visibility is much improved with customised mirrors, all round 360° cameras and line of sight down the side of the machine, making it much easier for the load to be tipped in the correct place.”

The bespoke package for the Cat 725C2 trash hauler was designed and fabricated at the Finning head quarters in Cannock, with the whole works taking just 25 weeks to delivery.