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Bayne Updates Taskmaster Cylinder Lift



Economical lifter gets upgrades for longer life, lower maintenance costs

Greenville, S.C. (July 21, 2006) — Bayne Premium Lift Systems has updated its Taskmaster™ cylinder lift to offer extended service life and reduced maintenance costs. Changes include a new adjustable hook, solid cylinder connector, single faceplate pin, various bushing improvements and an upgrade to the breakaway bolt and faceplate stop. The Taskmaster was designed for refuse haulers looking for an economical, high-quality cart lifter. It can be mounted on refuse collection vehicles or on stationary frames or compactors for use in a variety of material handling applications.

“The Taskmaster cylinder lift has quickly become one of the most dependable cylinder-actuated cart lifters in the refuse industry,” says Tyler Tucker, product engineer. “Our recent design improvements will make it an even more reliable, long-lasting choice.”

The Taskmaster’s new solid cylinder connector prevents refuse from falling behind the cylinder and eliminates misalignment that can contribute to bushing wear. The new cylinder is interchangeable with the previous design, so older lifters can be retrofitted.

In the Taskmaster’s faceplate, cylinder connector and hook, the bushing material has been changed to a polyester/graphite composite for higher compressive strength, improved abrasion resistance and low moisture absorption. The faceplate bushings also have seals to keep out wear-causing contaminants. The composite bushing previously used in the hook linkage has been replaced with a steel-backed polymer-lined bushing and a stainless steel wear sleeve. The combination provides a more rigid design that will also prevent rust contamination. The pins are also now made of stainless steel, to prevent contamination and wear from pin rust. Kits are available to rebuild existing Taskmaster lifts.

New Taskmaster lifts feature a single faceplate pin instead of the dual pins used previously. The new model distributes the cylinder force to all of the mainframe support plates, providing a stronger and more durable design.

The Taskmaster cylinder lift is compatible with standard domestic-style two-bar roll-out carts. It can lift 550 lbs. at 1800 psi in six to eight seconds. Its patented Thinline® design works with most commercial container latch kits. A solid hook drive mechanism automatically secures the cart to the faceplate during the dump cycle. Self-lubricating composite bearings at all pivot points eliminate the need for greasing.

For more information about the Taskmaster cylinder lift or any of the other products in Bayne’s full line of refuse 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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