Rotator dumper aims to improve safety and performance

ROTATOR dumper

THWAITES has unveiled the new nine-tonne ROTATOR dumper at Hillhead 2024.

The product provides operators with a rotating position that enables 360-degree visibility from the safest seat on site.

The word ROTATOR is a palindrome – a word that reads the same forwards as it does backwards. The unique function of this dumper is to operate the same way forwards as it does backwards.

Thwaites general manager Andy Sabin explained, “We are excited by the Rotator, the design and engineered solutions built into the machine, really offers the market an advanced Thwaites alternative, all to further improve visibility, operator safety and performance.

“The cab size, steps from both sides, and rotation mechanism are all best in class. We are also delighted with the control we are going to be able to deliver to operators, via the Thwaites oscillation and articulation system built into this machine.”

The cab design includes a 360-degree reverse operator configuration, integrated cameras and adjustable mirrors. Limit switches ensure the operator seat is always securely engaged, locking out all drive and control functions until so. Meanwhile, tilt sensors will alert the operator audibly and visually, ahead of time, when it is safe to tip, depending on the gradient.

The cab offers access through left and right sided doors and boasts features including air conditioning, improved leg room, enhanced seat comfort and intuitive hydrostatic control.

The model is powered by a 3.6L Deutz turbo engine fitted with a DPF, which is compliant with EU Stage V emission regulations. The engine delivers 55.4Kw of peak power with 405 Nm of torque with a noise level below 101Db (A).

Available from Q2 2025, the ROTATOR will be available throughout the Thwaites distributor network.