Accession Number:

ADA067697

Title:

Sanitary Landfill Compactor Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This research has 1 determined the relative advantages and disadvantages of specialized landfill compactors, 2 examined some of the various types and brands of compactors available, and 3 provided criteria useful for the selecting sanitary landfill compactors. Three major types of compaction equipment were studied tracked vehicles, rubber-wheeled vehicles, and steel-wheeled vehicles. It has been found that each type has specific advantages and disadvantages when applied to a sanitary landfill. Various studies on compacting machinery considered in this report have produced varying results. Research available now indicates that specialized compaction equipment is better than tracked vehicles however, these compactors usually require an extensive amount of support equipment. Selection of compaction equipment for a military facility will be site-specific, but will depend mostly on the equipments economic feasibility and the size of the landfill. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE