To meet the increasing need for a new compact solution to deal with the increasing incidents of fly-tipping in the UK, D J Cleaning has purchased a Bobcat T450 track loader from AMS Bobcat, the authorised Bobcat dealer for the counties of East and South Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire in the UK.
In the UK, fly-tipping is an increasing problem. Government reports show that in England alone, local authorities dealt with over one million fly-tipping incidents from 2018 to 2019, an increase of 8% over the same period in 2017/2018 and the highest in a decade. Another problem faced by local authorities in the UK is the removal of asbestos - a recent report estimates there is still six million tonne of asbestos inside 1.5 million buildings in the UK.
The removal of these materials requires the expertise of specialist companies such as D J Cleaning Ltd, based in North Newbald in East Yorkshire, which holds a full three-year licence from the UK Health & Safety Executive to remove all types of asbestos such as asbestos insulation board (AIB), Artex and cement products.
Formed in 1967 the company also offers a wide range of site, property and garden clearance services, including the removal of rubbish and often hazardous materials, resulting from fly-tipping.
New Compact Solution
Explaining his decision to go with the T450, Dan Stephenson, Owner and Director of D J Cleaning, said: “Because it is illegal, much of the fly-tipping takes place in the middle of the night in hidden away places, such as gulleys, narrow, out-of-the-way lanes and overgrown areas and we have been looking for a solution for work in these tight and/or inaccessible places, where larger vehicles cannot access.
“The compact size of the T450 now allows us to take the machine to site on a trailer and drive it right up to the rubbish/waste materials and remove them with the Bobcat grapple attachment also supplied by AMS and load it into another trailer for removal from site.
“One of the first jobs for the T450 was to clear rubbish dumped in a valley area, where the local council couldn’t work out how to get at it, but to their amazement, we were able to clear it in less than an hour using the new compact loader.”
The cab on D J Cleaning‘sT450 is fully enclosed, including a front door and wiper system. According to Bobact, this provides a best-in-class pressurised interior space that keeps dust down to a minimum, keeping the operator clean and comfortable.
The one-piece seal and curved door pocket ensure that the driver enjoys the best-possible protection for asbestos removal work.
=“With the peace of mind provided by the enclosed, pressurised cab on the T450, we can equip the machine with lifting tines and drive it on to the most confined of asbestos removal sites to pick up hazardous materials we’ve bagged up for safe removal from site,” commented Stephenson.
For more on this story, and the advantages offered by tracked loarders in solid waste environments, don’t miss the Sept/Oct print issue of WMW. Suscribe HERE