Due to the increase in demand and technological advancements, different types of garbage trucks have been introduced in the market. You can take a look at our heavy equipment inventory listing to find various garbage trucks of several leading brands. But, before that, you must first understand what are the different types of garbage trucks.
There are major types of garbage trucks that are used for different purposes. These types include:
Front loader garbage trucks are generally used by commercial and industrial businesses for lifting large commercial wastes. These trucks have automated forks on the front of the cab that aligns with or is inserted into the sleeves on the waste container known as dumpsters. The dumpsters are mechanically lifted over the trucks and turned upside down over the rear of the trucks, allowing all the waste to be emptied. The waste is then compacted hydraulically.
Rear loaders are the most common type of garbage trucks which are used for a variety of purposes. These trucks have a large opening at the rear of the vehicle, from where a waste collector personnel can dump the waste directly. Once the truck container is filled, the waste is compacted. Several rear loader garbage trucks have a mechanism of hydraulically lifting and emptying dumpsters.
Roll Off Trucks
Roll-offs, roll-off garbage trucks, or dumpster trucks, are widely used at construction and demolition sites to collect large amounts of waste. They are also used to transport heavy waste with containers known as dumpsters. These dumpsters are loaded and unloaded from the trucks using wheels.
Grapple trucks are designed to lift and collect bulky waste such as broken furniture, large appliances, wrecked cars, huge tree stems, etc. Such waste products are generally too heavy or too large to be lifted by any other garbage truck. Grapple loader is mounted on the frame with a claw-like device to grab the waste and deposit it in a rear box mounted on the truck chassis.
We have over hundreds of new as well as used garbage trucks for sale. You can talk to our heavy duty equipment experts or visit our website for our heavy equipment sale if you plan to buy a garbage truck for your business.