4 applications for the slinger truck that will save you time and money on your project
While anyone with a two year old will be well aware of diggers and bulldozers, the slinger truck is a less identifiable, yet incredibly useful machine. It is ideal for both domestic and commercial projects, taking the place of several less productive machines and drastically reducing the time and expense taken on projects. It’s estimated that the 20 cubic metres of material a man with a wheelbarrow and a shovel takes 20 hours to install, the Slinger machine can install in just 5 minutes.
So what is the slinger truck and what can it do for you?
The slinger truck is a mounted material hopper with an attached high speed conveyer arm. Using this, material such as mulch, rocks and soil and more can be accurately placed in the desired location up to 30 metres away. It has a payload of 14.2 tonnes and a maximum bin volume of 20 cubic metres which helps cut down large jobs to just days. The slinger truck is also safer to use, especially for jobs alongside roads or highways with high traffic flow. There’s less risk of accidents for your staff around cars, and traffic is obstructed for much shorter periods of time.
Here’s four applications for the slinger truck to save time and money:
1. Trench Filling and Backfilling
The slinger truck is great for trench filling and backfilling as it seriously reduces manual labour and the need for other machinery. It’s particularly helpful in the case of long trenches that would otherwise be gruelling and tedious to fill but that the slinger truck can do easily and quickly.
2. Roadsides and Embankments
Materials such as soil or mulch can easily be spread along roadsides and embankments to protect soil from wind and rain. Compost can also be efficiently distributed over large areas for consistent and even placement to encourage revegetation. Reducing erosion and promoting vegetation growth will have long-term financial benefits.
3. Biofilters and Retention Basins
Ecoscape Solutions are regularly engaged to help backfill biofilters and retention basins. Using the slinger truck minimises the risk of the filter failing by limiting compaction, saving time and money as the process is quicker and assets are protected.
4. Mulch and Playgrounds
Ecoscape Solutions is the “go to” of many councils when it comes to the supply and installation of softfall for kids playground surfaces. Ecoscape Solutions recommends applying softfall bark at a minimum depth of 200 to 300mm for safety purposes, with some playgrounds requiring hundreds of cubic metres which the slinger truck can install in less than a day.
No matter the industry you work in, we all know that time and costs are what drives projects. Ecoscape Solutions can help you complete your jobs quickly and safely, with equipment that is right for the job. By reducing labour and using a machine that provides an even and consistent flow of material, your projects will become even more efficient, safer and cost effective. To enquire about your next project, get in touch below or give us a call on 1800 ECOSCAPE.