The efficiency of Ipoh City Council’s (MBI) garbage collection operations continue to improve with the addition of two new garbage compactor lorries this morning.
With this, the MBI has purchased and put into operation, four new lorry units this year.
The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said the purchase of the two compactor trucks was worth RM797,000 each.
According to him, the cost is cheaper than the previous vehicles due to changes in some specifications.
“This locally made compactor system still uses the basic safety system while operating the vehicle.
“It operates manually and the specifications are also different from the model launched recently but still maintains the safety of the public and workers,” he said at a press conference after inaugurating the two vehicles at the MBI Building grounds.
The safety system on this vehicle ensures that the operator uses both hands to carry out the operation to guarantee safety during the garbage collection operation.
This vehicle also has an emergency button to deactivate the operation in the event of an accident.
The addition of these compactor trucks will help MBI’s goal of making Ipoh the Cleanest City in 2023.
Chassis : Isuzu FVR 240 weighing 19 tons
Load: The total volume of the truck is 16 cubic meters.
Capable of accommodating up to 10 tons of waste per trip.
Lorry body: Locally made by Green Concern Sdn. Bhd.
Features: Uses a public safety fence (Truck Underride Guard) like the previous model.
Using Hardox HiAce imported from Europe. This steel material is tougher than Hardox 450.
The vehicle is reinforced to have higher resistance to acidic waste and is more wear-resistant, which can help extend the life of this truck from 7 to 10 years with proper care.
By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali