New Way introduces organics collection truck

Roto Pac side-loader uses a self-cleaning auger.

August 21, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

New Way, a division of Scranton Manufacturing, Scranton, Iowa, has announced the introduction of the Roto Pac to North America. The company says the fully automated side-loader organics collection truck is the first mobile compactor with a leak-proof truck body that packs material with the rotary action of an auger instead of a traditional packing panel.

The auger is self-cleaning, thereby eliminating the downtime needed to clean out behind the packer ram at the end of each day, according to New Way. The auger can produce up to 23,000 pounds of torque at idle speed and is equipped with an auto reverse cycle in the event of a jam. Roto Pac has been designed with a 27-yard body with a payload of 25,000 pounds.

“We are excited to introduce this incredible new organics refuse truck, the first one of its kind in the United States,” says New Way President Michael McLaughlin. “The Roto Pac has amazing capabilities that will enhance the efficiency of any waste management business.”

Roto Pac has been designed with a collection body that the company says works equally well with organic materials, such as food waste or grass clippings, or municipal solid waste (MSW), increasing the versatility of the model.

“This duality of uses in one machine truly is purpose perfected,” says McLaughlin. “One day it can be used for collection and compaction of organics, the next day it can be used to pick up MSW. There is nothing else that can cross over this seamlessly to meet a community’s waste management needs,” he comments.

Roto Pac’s automated arm can lift up to 500 pounds at its maximum reach of 144 inches. Once the waste is deposited in the hopper, the Roto Pac is designed to pack 1,000 pounds per cubic yard and will remain liquid-tight up to 40 inches. A tapered body designed to enhance dumping while a hot-shift power take-off transmission that drives double piston pumps for the arm and auger is designed for simple operation and maintenance.

“Everything about Roto Pac is designed with a purpose, including functionality, performance, versatility and precision,” adds McLaughlin. “There is better compaction, the highest hopper to body displacement in its category, easier unloading and maneuverability in tight spaces. Add to that the ability to easily adapt from organics to MSW and an auger system that streamlines operation and labor costs, and you have the most innovative organics collection vehicle on the market today.”