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Development of a Roll-Off Container Handling and Dumping System (Ground Level or into a Railroad Car) for Off-Highway Articulated Trucks
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 14, 1998 by SAE International in United States
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This paper describes the development and manufacture of roll-off container handling systems for off-highway articulated trucks. This presentation reviews systems incorporating four unique products covering various roll-off container handling alternatives. The various components described and, depending on the style of the system, incorporated into a system are:
An off-highway truck “J”-Hook arrangement for picking roll-off containers up off of the ground and pulling them onto a haulage vehicle.
An automatic tailgate locking and opening system for roll-off containers vs. a manual vehicle driver dependent door/tailgate system.
A scissors lift for lifting roll-off containers to be dumped into various other vessels (railroad gondola cars, etc.).
A unique “J”-Hook interface for standard 20-ft. intermodal roll-off shipping containers so they can be hooked onto and handled with a “J”-Hook.
Both the automatic locking/unlocking tailgate and the scissors lift are features which may or may not be incorporated in every unit. The equipment discussed in this paper opens new avenues for off-highway trucks in steel mills, landfills, quarries, etc.