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Title: Kinematic Design of Lift-Tipping Mechanism for Small Solid Waste Collection Truck
Authors: Fiagbe, Y.A.K.
Sackey, M. N.
Agbeko, E.E.K.
Keywords: Lift-tipping
solid waste
tricycle truck
kinematic design
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2011, pp 135-141
Abstract: A number of small waste collection trucks such as tricycles are in use in a number of developing countries. The use of such technology has been popular in a country like Ghana. This paper presents a design of lift-tipping mechanism for small solid waste collection trucks. A five bar mechanism is developed with one degree of freedom. The mechanism is modelled and tested using Solid Edge software. Results of the system show that a height of 70% of the length of the lifting bar can be attained and a tilt angle more than 40o could be achieved. The actuation of the mechanism could be achieved by employing power screw, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators, and rack and pinion combinations. This mechanism will improve the operation of the collection truck.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2011, pp 135-141
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5469
Appears in Collections:Journal of Science and Technology 2000-

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