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Lil-Fella container delivery unit

Sims Cab Depot has solved the problem of how to safely and efficiently transport front-end load waste containers to the customers' site and remove them when the project or contract is complete. The pr...


Sims Cab Depot has solved the problem of how to safely and efficiently transport front-end load waste containers to the customers’ site and remove them when the project or contract is complete. The product is called Lil-Fella not only for its compact size; it also complements the operation of the larger front-end packer. Traditional container delivery units (CDUs) simply lift the container off the ground then rotate it about 45 degrees. That design presents several problems: poor weight distribution, obstruction of rear lights on the truck, poor steering response.

Lil-Fella overcomes these problems with its double pivot arm. The patented design will lift an empty or loaded waste container up to 6,000 lbs and position it in such a way that the weight is reasonably distributed between the front and rear axles of the truck chassis. With this improved weight distribution, a smaller GVWR truck chassis can be used thereby reducing initial cost. The smaller chassis also makes the CDU more maneuverable in tight quarters. The operator performs the load and off load operation within the comfort and safety of the truck cab. The controls are pneumatic joystick. No special commercial driver’s license is required.

As haulers know, narrow alleys, low wires and tight corners can make accessing some containers almost impossible. Lil Fella makes a perfect companion unit to the large front-end truck. The unit can retrieve inaccessible front-end containers, deliver them to the packer for emptying and return them to the site. Visitwww.lil-fella.com


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