We’re excited to see this one roll out the door, as it’s the first West-Trans Hook Lift for Grass Hopper. Grass Hopper took two of our MXS-150 heavy duty skip loaders last year, which you can see on the front cover of the West-Trans Facebook page, and have come back to work with us on their new hook lift. ✅ This is a tough combination, with a West-Trans HL20a (articulated jib), hook lift, mounted on a Scania P450 8x4.
It’s the details that make this one a great build. Starting with Australia’s toughest made Hook Lift, with an articulated jib, West-Transcover pneumatic tarp tower, mesh tarp box, flashing beacons on the tarp tower and rear light bar, work lights on the tarp tower, bin rests and rear light bar, recessed clearance lights on the custom light boxes, ringfeder, and the trade mark Grass Hopper luminous green paint. 💚
Many of the customers choosing this system use tall bins which can’t be tarped easily from the ground. This system is safer than a traditional tarp tower, because there is less risk of the tarp being caught by the wind pulling the rope out of the drivers hands, and it operates at a lower height. They can be rolled over and kept below the clearance required to load the bin.
It’s a matter of choosing that system that suits your needs, which secures the load and doesn’t present a risk of injury to the driver.
Show me a video of it tarping an overloaded bin which is a every day thing I deal with in my job 🙃
Hydra tarp is quicker
I can see this tangled in overhead power lines. Quicker and easier to manually tarp the skip on the ground before loading onto the truck.
Can we call it transcover now with all this p/c bullshit goin round? 😉😆
No, not the 1954 road movie 😂 But 2 brand new West-Trans skip bodies and a new HMF4020K6 and its fitting kit loaded and ready to roll out the gate, being delivered to West-Trans Victoria for fitting over the next couple of weeks. ✅
The skip loaders have been custom built for specific customers, and the big HMF crane will receive a West-Trans Equipment designed, engineered and built sub frame, all fitted to a new 8 wheel Mercedes Actros from Daimler North Laverton.
We're looking forward to seeing all of these on the road soon! Stay tuned for more photos.