The DHU - Drum Handling Unit  
Automated Traffic Drum Handling System
Finally an efficient way to handle those pesky drums and keep your team safe!

NUQUEST. Your Safety is Ours.

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FAST

DHU TECHNOLOGY

Placement of Traffic Drums in MINUTES rather than HOURS.

Pick and Placement speeds up to 10 MPH.

SAFE

DHU Operators are in the truck's cab or on the drum storage trailer deck.

Drum placement crew work out of the traffic flow, out of harms way.

EASY

The DHU is an automated pick and place unit.

  • Operators select mode of operation

  • Driver pilots the truck along the path for the Drums

  • Machine handles the rest

traffic barrels

traffic drums

traffic cones

traffic channelizers

SOLUTIONS

construction drums

construction barrels

Our innovative DHU unit helps construction crews get to the REAL WORK of road construction quicker!

construction cones

construction channelizers

SAFER DRUM HANDLING
  • Keeping Drum Crews Out of Harm's Way is Safer

  • Keeping Drum Crew OFF the Road is Safer

  • Getting Crews Done Faster is Safer

  • Changing Traffic Flow Patterns Faster is Safer

  • Safer = Faster Return on Investment

FASTER DRUM HANDLING
  • Get Drum Handling OFF the Road Faster

  • Get Construction Crews to Work Faster

  • Traffic Flow Patterns can be Changed Faster

  • Get Construction Done Faster

  • ALL this Getting Traffic Back to Normal Faster

FASTER PLACEMENT & REMOVAL of TRAFFIC DRUMS MEANS:
  • Traffic flow restriction times are reduced

  • Drums can be removed from highways

  • No Storing Drums on the Roadside

  • Improved Drum Inventory Management

  • Increased Drum Investment Life 

With a 110 -140 Foot Drum Spacing the DHU will travel up to 9-1/2 Miles in 1 Hour
That's 360 Drums per Hour!
The DHU Traffic flow solution will get traffic back to Normal Faster, minimizing traffic congestion, and reducing potential for accidents.
More efficiency and productivity in work flow means increased Project Profits.
 
 
 

FEATURES

Adjustable Loading to
Trailer's Deck Height
Adjustable Loading to
Pickup Height
Quick Change to Travel Position
Flashing Arrow Board
Caution Sign
  • Automated pickup and placement of traffic drums
  • Speed operation of up to 10 MPH
  • Machine cycle time is less than 4 secs
  • Automated and manual drum placement operations
  • Operator selects operating modes with a simple touch
  • Self-contained tongue pull trailer
  • Tandem axle air ride suspension
  • Electric braking on all axles
  • Diesel engine powered
  • Hydraulic drive components
  • Trailer safety lighting
  • Night work lighting
  • Rear and side obstacle detection protects arm movements
  • 4 position accumulating conveyor for smooth drum flow and operating buffer
  • Height adjustable conveyor 
  • Electronic warning on arrow board
  • Laptop computer for setup and monitoring in truck cab with mounting support hardware
  • Wireless communication from machine controller to laptop
  • Optional gripper sizes for different channelizer sizes
  • Custom modifications available upon request
 

OPERATION

Setup Machine for Job
  • Choose Automatic or Manual Operation

  • Choose Mode of Operation

  • Select Placement Distance

Driver Monitoring
  • Machine Tells Driver Optimum Speed for Maximum Productivity

  • Bar Indicator Shows: Too Slow, Too Fast, or Just Right

  • Start, Stop, Pause Sequence

Select Your Mode of Operation
  • Pickup Right Side

  • Pickup Left Side

  • Pickup Both Sides

  • Place Right Side

  • Place Left Side

  • Place Both Sides

  • Place Drum Intermediate Positions

  • Transfer Drums from or to Either Side

  • Manual Place

GET IN TOUCH

nuquestutah.com

tbeck@nuquestutah.com

Tel: 801-262-1466

3709 South 500 West Unit 2

Salt Lake City, Utah  84115

 
 
About​
RCS Division
Road Construction Solutions
OUR STORY

Taking our expertise in Engineering, Design, fabrication, controls to automate machinery and industrial equipment to produce quality and cost effective equipment.

 

OUR VISION

To get manufacturing back to the USA

OUR TECHNOLOGY

To place automation at the touch of the Operator.

Make Automation work for you, enhancing capabiities and increasing productivity.

Simplify your Construction Management.

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