New Product Launch Set for APWA Congress - Chicago, August 25 - 28, 2013 - Booth 1013
Chicago - 08/13: Rapid-Wash Group, announced today that it will unveil its newest product, The Stationary, at the American Public Works Association Congress to be held August 25th thru 28th at Chicago's McCormick Place.
The Stationary is a fully self contained, automated, trash bin cleaning system capable of cleaning waste carts from 32 to 96 gallons. It cleans the interior of the cart by way of an advanced high-pressure rotating spray head. The exterior is cleaned by way of high-pressure rotating nozzles that revolve around the container. All water used during cleaning process is recaptured and can be recycled through an optional holding tank equipped with Rapid-Wash's patented filtration system. The continuously filtered water can be used to clean hundreds of carts.
The unit is designed to be operated using fresh or gray water. Cycle time is 14 seconds per container with an average wash time of 25 seconds.
The impetus for designing and building The Stationary stems from requests from existing customers who operate Rapid-Wash mobile waste cart cleaning trucks. The Stationary takes the proposition of cleaning waste carts on site from 'A man and a pressure washer' to an automated process where productivity can be closely predicted and controlled. This is the only system available that recaptures all of the contaminated waste water. It is environmental folly to clean garbage cans and then allow the waste water to simply spill indiscriminately.
The Stationary complements Rapid-Wash's existing line of residential and commercial waste container cleaning trucks sharing much of the technology. Rapid Wash trucks are in use throughout North America and several other countries including China and Australia. Rapid Wash products are designed and manufactured exclusively in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Recology of San Francisco takes delivery of Rapid Wash Waste Cart Cleaning Truck
San Francisco - 10/13: Recology, one of the nation's largest waste haulers and a leader in recycling of organic solid waste, took delivery of a Rapid Wash Semi-Automated, two spray head, side loading waste container cleaning truck. The unit, built to Recology's specification, features dual Bayne tippers and an 850 gallon water tank mounted on a dual steer equipped Freightliner chassis.
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City of Santa Monica, California Orders Two Rapid Wash Systems
Santa Monica - 03/14: The city of Santa Monica, California has issued purchase orders for two Rapid Wash Systems: a truck mounted RW-SA3-R HD mounted on a 2015 Ford F650 chassis, and a custom Stationary Unit with a capacity to clean waste carts up to 300 gallons in size.
The RW-SA3-R HD is our largest unit and is capable of simultaneously cleaning three, 96 gallon residential style carts, or a single commercial dumpster to 6 yards in capacity. The unit features our patented on-board filtration system which allows the wash water to be continuously re-cycled.The Ford F650 chassis is powered by Ford's Triton V-10 engine running on CNG.
The custom Stationary Unit will be the largest we have built. Our standard units clean residential waste carts ranging from 35 to 96 gallons. The "Santa Monica" will additionally clean round plastic containers up to 300 gallons in capacity. "This is a fun project for us," said Joe Marshall, Rapid Wash General Manager, "we love the opportunity to solve our customer's unique problems." Due to the large size of these containers, Santa Monica had no practical cleaning method.
The "Santa Monica" Stationary will also feature our optional filtration system with 550 gallon capacity. Both units are scheduled to ship in May, 2014.