Find Garbage Truck For Sale
Everyone who lives in a suburban neighborhood is familiar with the waste collection truck, also referred to as a garbage truck. We understand that they come to pick up our household trash (usually un-recyclable items) and take it to a landfill somewhere out of sight. There are several types of garbage trucks and we have included what jobs they are good for.
Front loading garbage trucks are best used for commercial and industrial businesses who have dumpsters on site to collect as much garbage in one central location. Apartment complexes, construction sites, and office complexes routinely have dumpsters on location. These trucks come in in the early morning, or evening, and pick up the dumpsters with arms that are in the front of the truck. Once the Dumpster is hoisted above the truck, it moves backwards to the container and is turned upside down. The Dumpster is then set back in place while the container begins compacting the trash in its receptacle.
This one is popular in urban or dense suburban areas. Two employees ride on the back of the truck and hop off at each home to pick up and throw trash into the rear of the garbage truck. Once the container is full, the employees compact the trash down to make room as they continue their day. Since many cities and towns are issuing specific types of refuse containers to each home, we are seeing this style of truck being used less.
The side loading garbage truck is one of the most familiar and popular trucks on the market. They are designed to pick up household trash containers along the street without the need of a person to grab the container and unload it. They can also be used for larger containers or small dumpsters at commercial sites that are on the smaller side, recycling pickup, and yard waste. Automated side loaders allow the driver of the vehicle to do everything from her/his seat. The semi-automated does require an extra person to ensure that all containers are lined up properly before the arm picks them up.