STEP 1: Consider your budget and the type of system you want to maintain.
The CAPS line of products is about life cycle cost and maintenance. The EL or P series is the backbone NWC’s system for their Value and reliable component systems. The TM series is about cost, simplicity of mechanical components, and ease of maintenance. So consider the following:
Do you want mechanical drive system (belt drive agitation & gear pump) and lowest cost machine on market ? Choose the CAPS-TM series
Do you want hydraulic auger and PC pump driven system? Choose CAPS-EL or P series
Do you want stainless steel tank or standard steel tank ? Choose CAPS-EL series or P Series for Stainless Steel Tank / CAPS-TM series with standard steel tank
Do you want to minimize the number of people you need to operate your machine? Choose the P Series for the least labor intensive application process
STEP 2: Consider the factors that will lead you to what the tank size should be on the machine you want to order:
- How often do you want to load the machine ? (every day – every other day) save labor with bigger machine
- Do you want to use for controlling blowing litter to tack down litter during the day?
- Will you use the machine for spray applying seed (hydro seeding) to outside slopes or other areas ? If so consider that the larger the machine size, the bigger the area you can cover without having to refill the machine.
STEP 3: Consider the configuration
Do you want either a custom mounted machine, Landfill carriage mounted machine, road-able trailer mounted machine or an all in one tracked vehicle. Consider what uses machine will be put to:
For landfill use only – choose the LCU, Custom mounted or the new track mounted machines
For Shared use with County for Seeding or Dust Control – consider road-able machine or custom mount
For applying cover to rail cars, or other waste transportation vehicles – consider custom mounted or road-able machine
For Remediation projects – consider either LCU, custom or road-able machine
STEP 4: Last step is to consider what package you want:
The Standard package is the bare minimum and does not include a hose reel and hose
The Extended package includes a hose reel
The SWAT package, in either the TF or RF configuration, extends the use of the machine to include odor, bird and dust control giving you a great added functionality