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Model RS-3 - Rear Steer Lightning Loader

Great system for high volume route collection. The most advanced and efficient system for collecting trash on the market. Two features that set this unit apart are the ability to drive in reverse from the operator’s station and not needing outriggers for most loading operations.

The Lightning Rear Steer® drives behind, and loads into separate haul trucks from a single lane. To learn more about the Lightning Rear Steer®, click on the “Watch a Video” tab below.

  • Twin mechanical joystick controls
  • Operator cab has air-conditioning, heat, air-ride seat and windshield wipers
  • Operator cab also features all normal driving controls for driving backwards; brakes, acceleration, horn, etc.
  • 20 ft. boom reach includes 4 ft. telescopic extension
  • Large counter-weight and suspension locks add stability for loading
  • Counterbalance valves on all boom cylinders for safety

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RS-3-Specifications

Features

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CONTROL OPTIONS
Greaseless dual walk-thru controls operational from either side of truck. Petersen also offers QUADSTICK® controls and stationary top mount controls with joysticks or valvehandles.

OUTRIGGER STYLE
Out and down outriggers improve safety in traffic and reduce damage to streets.

NO EXPOSED GEARS
Boom swing does not have any exposed pinion or bull gears. Petersen’s rotary actuator boom swing method is lower maintenance.

TELESCOPIC TIP EXTENSION
Four foot tip extension adds flexibility and maneuverability. Tip extension hoses are enclosed and protected.

SINGLE POINT OF RESPONSIBILITY
Petersen Industries manufactures and installs both the grapple loader, including bucket and controls, and the trash dump body.

HEIGHT
The standard dual walk-thru has an overall height of 11’3″.

SAFETY LOCKING VALVES
Boom cylinders have counterbalance valves, and outrigger down cylinders have pilot operated check valves to prevent leakdown or collapse in the case of hose rupture.

BUCKET ROTATION
Continuous rotation for convenience.

NO HOSES BELOW BUCKET ROTATOR
Reduced downtime due to elimination of hoses in bucket jaw area.

ANTI-SCALPING
Reverse curve motion of bucket helps prevent scalping of lawns.

WARRANTY
Three year structural, one year hydraulic.

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RUBBER TIRES (**) OUTRIGGERS EXTENDED
RADIUS OVER SIDE OVER REAR OVER SIDE OVER REAR
10 4290 lbs 5475 lbs 5916 lbs 7960 lbs
16 1789 lbs 3053 lbs 3026 lbs 4960 lbs
20 1433 lbs 2560 lbs 2261 lbs 4100 lbs

Notes:

Weight of attachment to be subtracted from lift capacities. Standard Trash bucket weighs 960 lbs.
Radii are measured in feet from the center of rotation to the center of the bucket.
Safe working load with outriggers extended and machine on firm level ground does not exceed 85% of vehicle tipping moment.
**Safe working load with outriggers retracted and machine on firm level ground does not exceed 75% of vehicle tipping moment.

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General

Reach (From Centerline Rotation) 20 feet
Main Boom and Tip Boom 16 feet
Tip Extension 4 feet
Tare Weight (Empty) 21,920 lbs
Front Axle Weight 5,340 lbs
Rear Axle Weight 16,580 lbs
Outrigger Span 11’8″
Storage Height 11’6″

Bucket Features

All-purpose clamshell design, 4 feet wide with an opened width of 5 feet for large bites. High impact tempered steel used on bucket cutting edges for extended life. Reverse curve shape helps prevent scalping of lawns. Continuous rotation. No hoses below the bucket rotator.

Chassis Specification

Body Style Conventional Cab
Cab-to-Axle Dimension 90″
Front Axle Rating 10,000 lbs
Rear Axle Rating 21,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 31,000 lbs
Frame 1,500,000 RBM
Engine 210 HP Diesel
Transmission World 3060P

Performance

Productivity increased by not needing to stow bucket between route stops. Two six function mechanical joysticks reduce maintenance compared to traditional designs. Tandem pump allows multiple loader func tions without power loss. When loading, travel speed is restricted. When traveling. loader movements are restricted.

Structural

A-frame pedestal design allows flexing under repeated load shocks. Replaceable Cast Nylon bushings
used in head assembly. Head assembly is stress relieved. Reinforced connection points with
hardened pins and replaceable bushings. Safety locking valves used on boom and outrigger cylinders.

Dual Walk-Thru Controls

dual-walk-through-controlsGreaseless dual controls are operator friendly and maintenance free!

• DUAL CONTROLS: Control platform to be located directly behind conventional cab to allow operator access from the truck cab without ever having to touch the ground. A single bank of control valves to be mounted at the mid-point of loader, with control handles accessible from the operator platform on either side of truck. Control handle pattern must be the same on both sides of the truck for superior visibility. Control handles shall not require lubrication. A “Grip Strut” serrated steel walk platform is included.

 

QUADSTICK® mechanical controls

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Completely mechanical! No high maintenance electronics!

• JOYSTICK (dual walk-thru): Petersen mechanical QUADSTICK® controls. Each of the four joysticks has six functions to control loader operation. Outriggers are controlled by two joysticks at the center of the operator platform. When applicable, body dump is controlled by a single lever at the center of the operator platform.

PATENT #7,353,652 B2

 

Stationary Top mounted controls

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PI Stationary Top Mount controls give the operator a good view into the body for sorting.

• TOP MOUNT: Operator station is located on a stationary platform above the truck cab. The control valves are mounted under the seat, with the control handles between the operator’s legs for easy access. A ladder, safety railing, padded seat with arm rests, and seat belt are provided.

 

Top mounted joystick controls

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Mechanically linked! No high maintenance electronics!

• JOYSTICK (top mount): Two mechanical six function joysticks located on either side of the operator seat control loader operation. Outrigger controls are located to the left of the operator seat.

 

Outrigger pads

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4x12x12 rubber pads mounted on bottoms of outrigger feet help prevent outriggers from causing damage to curbs etc.

 

All purpose trash grapple

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Petersen’s trash bucket is actuated by a single double-acting cylinder and capable of continuous rotation with no need for physical stops. The bucket motor, Model RE, has a 5,500 in. lbs. torque rating. Petersen buckets have the capability to be rolled over on the load without damage to any components, allowing for a maximum load while keeping boom height within acceptable limits. An anti-scalping feature is standard and advantageous for jobs requiring increased precision (ex: sidewalk removal).

The bucket also incorporates:

  • 3/16″ plate, smooth steel clamshell scoop for leaves and sand
  • End plates minimum of 5/8″ thick and of A-572 grade 50, 50,000psi steel
  • A minimum of 5 ribs per side to handle branches, logs and appliances
  • A trample ram in the center for compressing trash in body.
  • Replaceable bolt-on bucket blades made of high impact tempered steel

The bucket is 4 ft. long with an opened width of 5 ft. between pickup blades. Anti-scalping bucket sides are pivot mounted to provide a horizontal closing action rather than a vertical digging motion. Sides are mechanically linked to single hydraulic cylinder to ensure both sides close and open together. There are no hydraulic hoses located below bucket rotator.

 

Crab – front load container attachment

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No more chains!

The crab attachment can lift all sizes of standard front loader containers.

PATENT PENDING

 

Head-Mounted Dual Strobes

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Dual strobes mounted on the pedestal head.

 

Hose Guards/Shields

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Metal guards cover the valve bank and back of head assembly to protect operator on walk thru platform from hydraulic fluid in the case that there is a leak at these connection points.

Hose sleeves also available.

Only on walk-thru type controls.

 

Double wire braided hose

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3/8” 100R2 double wire braided hoses. 4,000 working pressure. 16,000 burst pressure.

 

Grating Heat Shield for Walk-Thru Controls

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Designed to shield operators from the radiant heat produced by the truck. Includes a flap of PVC belting that is bolted to the platform to cover the gap between the chassis cab and the platform, and two overlapping sheets of 18.5 in. wide 14 gauge sheet metal installed below the walking area of the grip strut platform.