Kleen Opener Mount Types Explained

Posted on December 18 2019

Kleen Opener Mount Types Explained

 

Kleen Opener is committed to making the best custom products to enhance your everyday working and living environment. Our brand is built around customers and user experience. We always aim to make Kleen Opener the best product it can be by adapting and innovating as we pioneer the field.

You may have noticed when ordering our product that we have a specification called "Mount Type". Kleen Opener has four custom mounting brackets based on the material and configuration of your dumpster. These four Mount Types are based on our current knowledge of the most common dumpster types across the United States. 

 

As customers come to us with unique dumpsters we work to customize our product to fit their needs. Therefore, if you feel like your dumpster does not match one of our descriptions, or you are unsure, please contact us. We are excited to take a look at the dumpsters at your facility to offer you our expertise on which Mount Type will work best for you.

To help you decide which Mount Type best matches your dumpsters we have described the different mount types and dumpster configurations below.

 

Mount #1: Metal Angled

Mount Type #1: Metal Angled is for dumpsters with a metal body, meaning the main structure and walls of the dumpster are made of metal (this is separate from the material of the lid). Additionally, these dumpsters have an angle from the top rail to the inner wall of the dumpster.

To identify the angled top rail, look at either the left side or right side wall of the dumpster from the inside. You will see that the top side rail of the dumpster angles down into the inner wall of the dumpster before the wall runs flat down to the base. This can be seen in the following picture.

This side top rail is where you will install the mounting bracket of the Kleen Opener. Mount specific installation video can be seen Here.

Kleen Opener Mount #1 Metal Angled

 

Mount #2: Metal Flat

Mount Type #2: Metal Flat is for dumpsters with a metal body, meaning the main structure and walls of the dumpster are made of metal (this is separate from the material of the lid). Additionally, these dumpsters have a flat inner wall from the top rail. There is NOT an angle from the top rail to the inner wall of this dumpster.

To identify the flat top rail, look at either the left side or right side wall of the dumpster from the inside. You will see that the top side rail of the dumpster runs flat with the inner wall of the dumpster. This can be seen in the following picture.

This side top rail is where you will install the mounting bracket of the Kleen Opener. Mount specific installation video can be seen Here.

Kleen Opener Mount #2 Metal Flat

Mount #3: Plastic Flat

Mount Type #3: Plastic Flat is for dumpsters with a plastic body, meaning the main structure and walls of the dumpster are made of plastic (this is separate from the material of the lid). 

The determining factor for this mount is less about what the inner wall of the dumpster looks like (unlike our other mounts) and more about the quality of the plastic. These plastic dumpsters are made more rigid and solid. The side walls tend to run perpendicular to the back wall (where the lid is mounted). The side walls are most likely to remain straight and not bow (as they tend to do for Mount #4). If you have a plastic dumpster with a 5 inch wide top rail then most likely this is your dumpster type. See example in the following image.

This side top rail is where you will install the mounting bracket of the Kleen Opener. Mount specific installation video can be seen Here.

Kleen Opener Mount #3 Plastic Flat

Mount #4: Plastic Lip

Mount Type #4: Plastic Lip is for dumpsters with a plastic body, meaning the main structure and walls of the dumpster are made of plastic (this is separate from the material of the lid). Additionally, these dumpsters have a lip or edge that sticks out on the inner wall. 

To identify the lip, look at either the left side or right side wall of the dumpster from the inside. A couple of inches down from the top side rail of the dumpster there is a lip that sticks out, before returning to the flat inner wall. This can be seen in the picture below. 

Additionally, these dumpsters are usually made from a more pliable plastic. This can be seen when the side walls bow (curve out) either due to overloading or the elements. Therefore the mounting bracket for this type of dumpster is made with some additional components: the supporting angle bracket and the spacer. These two pieces are necessary for mounting our bracket securely to the plastic top rail and allowing the proper spacing for the arm to open and close without hitting the wall.

This side top rail is where you will install the mounting bracket of the Kleen Opener. Mount specific installation video can be seen Here.

Kleen Opener Mount #4 Plastic Lip

You can order your Kleen Opener here to select your correct Mount Type and enter other specifications.

We hope that we have explained why we have four Mount Types and how to identify which Mount Type is fit for your dumpsters. Should you have any further questions regarding our Mount Types or your dumpster configuration, please Contact Us. We would love the opportunity to see what your dumpster needs are and how Kleen Opener can be the perfect fit for you.

 

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