Heil Environmental has updated the 7000 automated arm to increase the lift’s durability and further extend its
lifecycle. Additionally, Heil is making its enclosed oil-bath gearbox, which is standard on the Python automated
arm, available as an option for the 7000 arm to reduce maintenance.

Heil engineers augmented the design of the 7000 automated arm’s joint configurations by bolstering weld
penetration in critical areas. Minor modifications also have been made to specific arm components to reduce
stress at key locations.

Customer demand has led Heil to offer its oil-bath gearbox as an option for the 7000 arm. Like many automated arms, the 7000 uses an open gear set to operate its grabbers. This gear set is exposed to the elements and needs regular maintenance, but Heil’s enclosed gearbox puts the gears in a protective housing and keeps them lubricated, substantially reducing grabber gear wear and maintenance, the company says.

The 7000 automated arm is available on the Formula 7000 automated side loader and the DuraPack 7000
automated side loader. It’s aimed at haulers who need to collect heavy 300-gal containers in addition to
standard 95-gal carts. With a lift-cycle time of eight seconds, it can serve up to 1400 homes per day, according
to Heil.

Retrofit kits and replacement parts are available through Parts Central, a Heil company.

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