New Self-Dumping Bins ­ Faster and Safer Clean-Up


Construction companies gain productivity and a safer working environment with new self-dumping bins distributed by Cherokee Erecting. The new contractor designed product comes in one, two, three and four yard models. An ingenious mechanism keeps workers out of dumpsters and speeds unloading with the self- dumping feature.

The new product keeps workers out of the dumpster when they remove rigging from a crane used to hoist a clean-up bin. With broken glass, lumber, nails and other jobsite debris in dumpsters, keeping workers out of this dangerous environment should be a top priority for construction companies. Also, the six to eight-foot sides of most roll-off dumpsters are too high for workers to jump from without risking ankle injuries especially in wet or icy conditions.

The new Cherokee design offers a sloped side for ease of loading and offers hands-off dumping after the loaded bin is attached to the crane. Once the loaded self-dumping bin is lowered into a construction site dumpster, the crane operator cables down allowing the lifting arm to lay back. When the arm reaches the back of the bin, there is a dog bone which swivels to lock the arm in place. The crane operator can then cable up to dump the debris. The bin is then carried away in the vertical position to the next location. When it is lowered to the ground, the slope on the front automatically lays it into the correct position. Then construction personnel can remove it from the hoisting mechanism.

On a recent high-rise project in Atlanta, Georgia, the conventional garbage bins were tested against the new self-dumping type. The old style homemade bins took two men to attach the rigging and one man to climb into the dumpster to remove the rigging. From the time the old style bin was attached to the tower crane, dumped, and then released, the total crane time was nine minutes. The self-dumping units took one man to attach the rigging, and one man to remove the rigging. Once it was connected to the crane, dumped, and then released, the total crane time needed was 2 minutes. On this project, they were dumping an average of three bins an hour. This constituted 27 minutes of valuable crane time saved for other duties.

Source: Cherokee Erecting

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