Charlotte, North Carolina-based Toter, a leading manufacturer of carts and containers for the collection of waste and recycling and a brand of Wastequip, has launched the 3069-MT-2000, a fully mobile automated waste cart lifter.
Designed to fit through a standard 32-inch door frame, Toter says the cart lifter is “lightweight, easy to maneuver and featuring four sturdy total lock 6-inch swivel casters for added stability.”
“The new lifter will make janitorial operations easier and safer,” says Toter.
The company says the MT-2000 was purpose-built with the needs of facility professionals in mind and suitable for use in a wide range of facilities, from schools and hospitals to offices and hotels. Weighing 550 pounds and offering a load rating of 350 pounds, the lifter is compatible for use with an ANSI standard 32-, 48- or 96- gallon caster or two-wheel carts, according to the company.
With a dump height of 46.5 inches, the MT-2000 automates the dumping process in each room, increasing the productivity and efficiency of cleaning crews, Toter says. The lifter also addresses industry concerns over workplace-related injuries and liability.
“Studies have shown that the jan/san industry has one of the highest rates of repetitive stress and back injuries of any profession. These injuries result in not only pain and suffering for workers but increased workers’ compensation claims, lost time and higher out-of-pocket costs for employers. By allowing workers to eliminate heavy lifting and repetitive loading movements in any room they enter, the cleaning process is made faster and safer,” Toter explains
The MT-2000 is powered by a 12-volt-power battery and comes with an onboard 110-volt 20A quick-charge battery charger. Featuring a 6-foot corded pendant with push button controls, the MT-2000 is built-to-order to meet clients’ specific needs, including the addition of safety cages, palm control buttons, safety light curtains or sirens, as required.
“Combining safety, portability, efficiency and affordability, the new MT-2000 represents the future of the industry,” says Jeniffer Coates, Toter’s director of product development and warranty. “Toter has the unique ability to customize a lifter to fit any application or safety requirement, and, because of the positive impact they have on the bottom line, they are a great investment for any facility.”