Introducing the ORUS

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Introducing the ORUS

PUBLISHED: 13-09-2021

A new collection body – the ORUS – designed to provide operators with a flexible approach to food waste collection, has joined Terberg Matec UK’s range of specialist recycling equipment.

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The ORUS is leak-proof for the clean and safe handling of food waste but fast and effective cleaning systems mean it can easily switch from one waste type to another quickly.

It is available in a range of sizes from 7m³ to 14m³ and is suitable for chassis from 7.5t to 16t GVW.

The rear-mounted bin lift system is capable of lifting any EN-conforming two-wheeled or four-wheeled bins ranging from 120 to 1,280 litres in volume and up to 500kg in weight. 

Bin lift controls are located on both the near-side and off-side of the body for both convenience and the safety of operators. An innovative rear pannier system also allows quick and efficient hand-loading.

Together, these systems ensure the fastest loading times can always be achieved regardless of your food waste collection operation, from the smallest of hand-loaded caddies to the largest four-wheeled bins.

The body is made of steel to make it robust, yet it has an impressive payload and can be mounted on a wide range of chassis.

The ORUS is designed to be both compact and manoeuvrable so it can safely access the tightest of collection points. For food collections, this is invaluable as bins are often located in back streets and alleys with limited access. It also features a packing system that pulls food waste loaded at the rear towards the cab to maximise the load. The same system also provides compaction for dry waste streams with a ratio of 3:1 to maximise the payload.

The smooth-sided body tips from a steep angle to ensure efficient emptying, whether that is into a satellite bin, a specially designed food tipping point or a dedicated bay.

LED lights not only illuminate the working area so operators can see what they are doing but also make the ORUS visible to pedestrians and other road users.

A wide range of optional extras is also available including CCTV, overload protection, and a body rinsing system.

Will Marzano, Managing Director of Terberg Matec UK, said: “Food waste collection is becoming more important and more extensive. We’ve created a product that complements our popular Plastic Bodied Utility Vehicles (PBUV).

“The packing mechanism on the ORUS also provides compaction which, although food waste doesn’t need it, is important for many other waste streams and that dual packing and compaction system gives this body a very high degree of operational flexibility.

“Consequently, the ORUS will be popular with the larger operators who run specific food waste vehicles and it will be popular with smaller operators who want to use their vehicles for different waste streams.

“The ORUS fits a growing niche in our range of recycling vehicles. It is smaller and more agile than our aluminium Toploader bodies which are designed for heavier duties.

“And while our multi-compartment Kerbloader body lends itself to sort-at-source schemes which can include food waste, if you’re collecting just one waste stream, this body is more suitable for your needs.”

The ORUS is designed to be low-maintenance but it also comes with a 12-month OEM warranty to provide peace of mind to operators. And this is also backed up by the outstanding Terberg Matec UK’s After Sales support services in both the field and the workshop.