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Imperial goes cool

16th July 1976, Page 24
16th July 1976
Page 24
Page 24, 16th July 1976 — Imperial goes cool
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INSULATED and refrigerated bodywork for rigid vehicles is now available from Crane Fruehauf Imperial. Bodies are suitable for mounting on a wide range of chassis having lengths from 3m (10ft) to 8.2m (27ft).

Four versions are available, all constructed from alloy panelling with alloy top and bottom rails and a steel end frame, and each one giving a different degree of foam insulation.

At the bottom of the range, Model A has 50rnm (2in) poly

insulated bodies from Crane Fruehauf are available with a range of refrigeration units to suit particular applications,

urethane insulation and 22mm (0.9in) hardwood floor lined with 6.4mm (0.25in) fir ply-' wood. The 19mm (0.75in) doors are insulated and plywood lined.

Model FSP, the top of the range body, •has 102mm (4in) thick insulation and an extruded aluminium "T"-section fully welded floor.

For hanging meat rail applications the roof insulation section is increased to 152mm (61n). Clear-coated plywood is used to line the panels and the insulated doors are fitted. G.S. COMPACTORS of Uxbridge were runners-up in the 1976 Technological Innovation Award presented by Technical Development Capital Ltd, a subsidiary of ICFC. They received the .award for their new Sercompaetor system, claimed to save councils a lot of money because it can compact refuse in normal builders' skips up to a ratio of 6:1.

The compactor can be used on one skip or on the carousel principle on any number of skips. Mr G. Sercombe, managing director of the company, told CM this week that the prototypes had already proved themselves in service and he anticipated going into full production at a very early date.

The 'compactor is suitable for 12 to 20yd skips and can be powered either by an electric motor or diesel engine.

According to Mr Sercombe this is the first compactor of its kind in Europe and he claims that the initial cost of around £4,500 can be more than saved in the first year.


People: G. Sercombe

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