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Bayne Updates Popular BTL and MBTL Series of Cart Lifters


Redesign is focused on extending lifter life and reducing maintenance

Greenville, S.C. (Oct. 12, 2006) — As part of its continuous improvement process, Bayne Premium Lift Systems has updated its popular BTL and MBTL Series of refuse cart lifters for extended life and reduced maintenance.

“The BTL Series and MBTL Series offer the most ground clearance in the industry. They are some of Bayne’s best-selling, most dependable cart lifters,” says Jimmy Biggerstaff, Bayne general manager. “But even the best products can be improved. Our customer-focused internal review teams identified four areas of improvement to make these lifters even more durable and easier to maintain.”

The design changes have been made to the lifters’ slider latches. The slider latch is the part of the lifter that moves up and down to grab and release the cart. The changes apply to all Bayne BTL and MBTL Series of lifters except the BTL 208 RHK Series, which uses a rotating hook instead of a slider latch to secure the container to the lifter.

Changes include redesigning the slider bearing so that it is attached to the faceplate, eliminating an area of potential contamination and making it possible to replace the bearings without removing the slider latch. The mounting of the hook shaft was changed to eliminate any concerns about it coming loose from the body. A new spring that is 60 percent larger than its predecessor allows the hook to rotate freely, without sticking. Finally, Bayne engineers also did away with the connecting rods that formerly drove the slider latch. These have been replaced with fixed-length steel slider links. The slider links will ensure that the saddle is always properly set to handle most ANSI standard two-bar carts.

Upgrade kits are available for existing lifters. To help customers differentiate between the previous design and lifters that include all the new features, a break was introduced in the serial numbers. Lifters with serial numbers of 23000 and above will include the improvements.

For more information about the Bayne BTL Series of cart lifters, call (800) 535-2671 or visit the Web site at

Bayne Premium Lift Systems designs and manufactures a complete line of hydraulic cart lifters for refuse collection vehicles and commercial/industrial applications at its state-of-the-art facility in Greenville, S.C. Bayne premium lifters feature the company’s patented Thinline® rack and pinion rotary actuator for smooth, low-maintenance operation and the best lift capacity, even at low operating pressures. Bayne cart tippers are the most requested in the refuse industry and are available through the industry’s largest distribution network. Established in 1968, Bayne is a Dover Industries Company.


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