Options and accessories for the Dumpmaster bin tipper.
Dockmaster is a specialised variant of Dumpmaster, designed to empty bins from elevated loading docks and platforms. Carrying this out by hand is difficult, slow, and presents a serious fall hazard; with a Dockmaster it can be safely completed in just seconds.
Unlike a regular Dumpmaster, the Dockmaster is designed to invert bins as low as possible, at just 700mm. To allow operating near platform edges a pair of safety rails are fitted adjacent to the castor wheels, which catch the machine if it is rolled off the edge – instantly preventing further movement.
Machines that are used outside can be fitted with a solar panel. Depending on the amount of sunlight available, up to two tonnes per day can be emptied using solar power alone.
For more infomation, see our blog post here.
Our 240 litre wheelie bins weigh 100 kgs and we empty about 30 bins per day using our solar-powered Dumpmaster. Our bin lifter is solar powered and has not needed to be charged for 18 months!
Les Pettifer - Farmer and Equestrian Trainer - Kumeu, Auckland
The Ironman Kit is a bolt-on accessory for the standard Dumpmaster, with super-heavy-duty guards, tiedown points, fork-pockets and castors.
The Ironman Kit is typically used in equipment-hire, construction and military applications, where the regular Dumpmaster specification may not be sufficiently robust.
Variable Speed Drive
A VSD unit with ‘joystick’ controller gives the operator fine-grained control over the tipping sequence, allowing bins to be emptied more smoothly. It also provides better ‘shake’ control for clearing residual product.
Ideal applications include emptying into limited-capacity or slow-throughput hoppers; pouring liquids; and tipping volatile substances, delicate grains, or other easily-damaged bulk materials.
All Dumpmaster models can be supplied with a lift-up door, supported by gas struts. This door requires much less space to open and may be more convenient in some cases.
All types of door are now fitted with a solenoid operated lock. This means that while the bin is off the ground, the door is locked. The door can only be unlocked once the cradle is back on the ground, and once the do the door or is opened the machine cannot run.
Left Hinge Door
On standard Dumpmaster models the door is hinged on the right-hand side, but a left-hinge door can be supplied if required.
A fork-pocket kit is available for all variants of Dumpmaster and MegaDumper. This is bolted to the top cross member and allows easy movement and loading of the machine using a standard forklift.
A polycarbonate Operator Guard (also known as a Splash Shield) is available to protect the operator from glass fragments or chemical splashes.
PET-G plastic guarding panels are available in place of the standard welded 25x25x2.5mm wire mesh guards.
PET-G standards for Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-modified, which is a virtually unbreakable, transparent plastic material.
PET-G can be more difficult to keep looking clean than wire mesh.
Foot Guard Panels
Foot guard panels are available for most Dumpmaster models to prevent the operator's feet from going under the machine frame. The guards bolt between the frame and castors, and are very easily fitted.
The Dumpmaster can be powered by 1-phase mains, 3-phase mains, battery, or compressed-air (for use in hazardous areas). In all cases, the power supply is used to run a motor, which in turn drives a hydraulic pump. The lifting pressure and speed are accurately controlled, resulting in a safe, smooth operation.
An auto-cycle controller is available for mains-powered machines only. This unit connects directly into a standard wiring loom, and has 3 potentiometers to adjust the raise, hold, and lower times.
For more complex functions (e.g. interacting with other equipment) a programmable relay is available.
Custom Control Locations
Additional control units can be fitted to either side of the machine, the 'door end', or any remote location.
Pendant controls are also available, complete with Up/Down, Power and E-stop functionality.
A control configuration requiring the use of both hands to operate the machine is available.
This option is sometimes required by end user site policies or health and safety regulations.
All Dumpmaster models can be fitted with an emergency stop, master lockout switch, and additional electrical switching. The Dumpmaster comes standard with an Up/Down button and keyswitch.
Machinery Safety Standards
All Simpro bin tippers can be specified to meet international standards for safety of machinery, including ISO13849-1 and AS/NZS4024:2014 up to Category 4 or Performance Level d. This typically includes a range of additional guarding panels, fail-safe monitoring systems and uprated electrical components.
For more information on safety standards compliance, see our blog post The hazards of implementing AS/NZS 4024:2014.
Stainless Steel Construction
All Simpro bin-tipper models are available either partially or completely constructed from high-grade 304 stainless steel, for use in hygiene-critical or corrosive environments.
Construction from 316-grade steel is also available.
For more details see our page on Stainless Steel Bin Tippers.
Dual steel covers can be fitted on both sides of the machine. The power pack normally remains in the standard side. Controls can be fitted on either or both sides.
Two standard frame-mounted chutes are available for operation where the Dumpmaster cannot be placed right against the skip or hopper. The chutes attach easily with 2 bolts, and can be folded up out of the way when not in use. Note that the tipping height generally needs to be increased to allow for the slope of the chute. Custom chutes are also available.
Bin Hook Kit
The bin hook kit can be quickly attached to most Dumpmaster models, and secures the machine in place against a skip or hopper. Several different versions are available, to suit different bins. The hook frame can be simply mounted at any height, without fastenings.
Where product needs to be accurately weighed, digital scales can be installed. These fit under the cradle and record its weight both before and after the tipping cycle. The weight of the product that has been emptied is then accurately calculated.
This equipment does requires that the cradle sit slightly off the ground, and a ramp is provided with the scale kit.