Waste handling is arguably the toughest industry in terms of wear on heavy equipment. Loads are unpredictable, the environment is abrasive and corrosive, and underfoot conditions may be unstable at best. You need durable equipment that performs reliably and safely with a minimum of operator hassle and unscheduled service, while maximizing material handling volume, compaction and operating budget.

Powerful, purpose-built Cat® equipment, waste handling arrangements and work tools are made specifically for the demands of the waste industry, providing the durability and efficiency that save your operation time, money and air space. In eastern North Carolina, you’ll only find the latest Cat machines and tools at Gregory Poole — your exclusive source for sales and service in the region.

Waste Handling Equipment

The current generation of Cat waste handling machines includes backhoe loaders, compactors, excavators, material handlers and more. Purpose-built to thrive in the rough environmental conditions found in landfills and recycling centers, Cat waste handling machines feature:


  • Special guards — One of the most persistent sources of machine wear while handling waste is the damage caused by loose items flying up into sensitive components. That’s a large part of why conventional equipment doesn’t last long in these environments, and a key reason why all Cat waste handling machines feature special guards to prevent damage to engine, transmission and undercarriage components.C017436
  • Variable pitch/reverse fans — Even with special guarding installed, waste handling applications can put increased demands on your cooling system. All Cat waste handling machines have special fans that not only keep engine temperatures low but also expel debris that can damage sensitive radiator cores.
  • Flexport™ tires: Flexport tires are puncture-proof and feature elliptical sidewall ports to maintain optimal ride quality even in difficult terrain. When used in waste handling applications, their unique design helps reduce wear and improve uptime, while providing a more stable, comfortable experience for your operators.
  • Advanced air filtration systems: Cat waste handling machines have dual filtration systems — one to provide increased airflow to the engine system and one to provide clear, breathable air for the machine’s cab. That way, wear is reduced and operators stay comfortable even during long shifts.

These are just a few of the advanced features you’ll only find on Cat waste handling equipment. When it’s time to expand your fleet, make Gregory Poole your first call. We’ll be happy to show you the benefits of Cat equipment in action. We also can put together a package containing the machines, work tools and accessories you need to get the job done.