|A new truck mixer entry hatch is preventing the need for drivers to enter drums through the loading point away from the depot and the sight of the depot supervisor.
The largest obstacle was the number of bolts which had to be undone before the removal of the inspection hatch door. In conjunction with its drum manufacturer, came up with the solution of a hatch with only one bolt. The original version was built in 2003 and fitted to an 8 cubic metre drum. This also included an easy access, fold down platform, which eliminated any requirement to use steps or ladders. The drum manufacturers also launched a lightweight version for 3 cubic metre trucks in March 2005.
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Truck mixer entry hatch