The Productivity Advantage

There are three main factors that contribute to the Curotto-Can having the highest productivity of any automated curbside collection system.

One: when operated at maximum efficiency the driver of a Curotto-Can starts to extend the grabbers as they are pulling up to the cart. Then it takes approximately 4-5 seconds to pick up, dump, and return the cart to its original position - the shortest of any automated system. The wheels are stopped only for the 4-5 seconds it takes to complete the dump cycle. The operator retracts the slide and grabbers as the unit is driving away.

 

With an Automated Side Loader (ASL), you must bring the truck to a complete stop before the arm can be extended. The dump cycle is longer and then you must fully retract the arm before driving away. ASLs spend 3-4 times longer in front of a house than a Curotto-Can.

 

Pickup: 1.5 sec. Dump: 1 sec. Return: 1.5 sec.

Pickup: 1.5 sec. Dump: 1 sec. Return: 1.5 sec.
Click here to watch a video of Curotto working a typical route.

 

The time an automated front loader with a Curotto-Can spends in front of a house is the shortest of any automated system. Less time servicing a home means more homes serviced per day.

Two

With other automated collection systems, the cart dumps material in the same place each time, creating a central pile and not filling the container to the edges.

 

The patented off-set arm on the Curotto-Can spreads the material evenly in the can, from streetside to curbside, fully filling the can.

 

The operator can spread the material evenly from one side of the can to the other; a feature unique to Curotto.

The operator can spread the material evenly from one side of the can to the other; a feature unique to Curotto.
Click here to watch a video showing the Can being emptied into the hopper.

 

There are two benefits to this feature. First, you can collect more carts before stopping to empty the can into the hopper. Secondly, with fewer hopper dumps there are fewer wear cycles on the main pivot bearings and less stress on the arms and forks.

 

Fewer hopper dumps mean more time to service homes.

Three

On an ASL, because the arm and the lifting mechanics are located behind the cab, the body size, and thus the carrying capacity, is limited. 

 

The Curotto system mounts ahead of the cab on a front loader and thus all the space behind the cab can be used for carrying capacity. 

 

Front loaders have greater carrying capacity than ASLs which means fewer landfill trips.

Click here to watch a video of the view from the left hand side (streetside) operator’s station.

 

In addition, a front loader offers a large hopper, which means you can pick up a wide range of materials, including bulky items like furniture and appliances. Front loaders also have far greater packing pressure and a larger packing blade than an ASL, thus more material can be more densely packed into the body. 

 

This means fewer landfill trips are required for a friont loader equipped with a Curotto-Can as compared to an ASL.

 

Landfill trips reduce productivity because they reduce time spent servicing homes. 

 

Landfill trips reduce productivity because they reduce the amount of time available to service homes. Thus, a front loader with the Curotto-Can system can service more homes per day. Plus, fewer landfill trips mean less fuel consumption and lower fuel costs!