BulkX is a system that allows contractors to excavate and transfer the waste directly into waste management vehicles.
This method consist of a large capacity crane lift skip which is filled at the location of waste removal and is then lifted and safely discharged into the back of the waiting truck.
There are two main methods of how BulkX is used depending on the discharge location requirements:
BulkX in configuration with a discharge gantry
How it Works
This BulkX system does not require a gantry or landing frame to discharge. The skip discharges the spoil when the ‘feet’ are landed directly on the sides of the truck.
The discharge can take place at any location within the boundary of the site or outside on the roadside, if approval is granted from the local authorities.
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BulkX with a Discharge Gantry
Where Direct-to-Truck is not suitable, we offer multiple configurations for BulkX to be used with an interlocking gantry. No temporary loading areas are required and controlled waste movement reduces wear and tear on machinery. Once locked with the gantry, BulkX discharges into the back of the truck at the control of the crane opeartor.
Waste material is loaded into the BulkX skip using an excavator. This takes place at the location of the waste removal or excavation.
The loaded BulkX is then crane lifted across to the location of the discharge gantry.
The BulkX skip interlocks with the discharge gantry and is safe to discharge.
As the lifting chains are lowered, the doors open under the control of the crane operator. The waste discharged directly into the back of the truck.
Free Standing Gantry System
The free standing gantry system has a complete framework that the truck can drive within or reverse under the discharge area. The skip engages with the gantry and discharges directly into the truck.
The gantry can be crane lifted around site and used in different locations. This is particularly useful if the discharge position needs to change throughout the project.
Fixed Gantry System
The fixed gantry system consists of a simple, bolt-down gantry framework which needs to be fixed into solid ground or a structure. This design is often used in muck bays.
This gantry system is designed to take up less space, when sites are tight and muck away discharge is taking place in the road.
The fixed gantry concept can be customised to suit different applications and projects, such as a gantry which extends over the site hoarding to discharge into the truck.
Pit Lane Gantry System
The pit lane gantry system enables contractors to use a gantry while maximising available space on site. The innovative gantry enables the muck-away truck to act as a counter-balance.
This gantry system is a compact method of using the BulkX methodology, when skip discharge has to take place on the road side and other delivery vehicles need to use the same route to access site.
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Why Choose BulkX?
This method is inexpensive compared to alternatives, due to less machinery and no temporary loading areas required. The controlled waste movement reduces wear and tear on machinery.
The skip is emptied in a visible, safe location, controlled by the crane operator, which means there is no need for any site operatives to access the discharge zone. It is impossible to unintentionally discharge.
This system is flexible and can be used for waste management in confined or space restricted areas. Less crane time and machines are required compared to traditional methods, offering cost and time efficiencies.