The procedures, findings and conclusions are documented of a series of tests designed to evaluate the adaptability and output of cross-walk plows and bucket conveyor loaders. The tests covered intersection plowing, corner plowing, show and dirt loading, and salt loading. Comparative performances of the units are tabulated. Total annual work load, the required number of units, and comparative annual costs were also studied. The study shows that front-end loaders effectively perform all of the work now accomplished by the cross-walk plows and the Nelson bucket conveyor loaders, as well as do a substantial amount of other materials handling work at a potential annual saving. The larger Strait-Line Model 88 is perferred to the Strait-Line 77, and it is recommended that the purchase of front-end loaders should be by competitive bidding among the HFH Payloader, Strait-Line Model 88 or approved equivalent. It is also recommended that future purchases of front-end loaders, if multiple-purpose units are decided on, should be geared to a permanent fleet of about 600 units.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York, City of, New York

    Department of Sanitation, Office of Engineering
    New York, NY  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1952-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM