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The HyPak collection vehicle from Haul-All, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, is a rapid cycle side loader designed for municipal solid waste or recyclables. The vehicle features dual-action packing, the company says. The loading bucket, with a capacity of up to 5 cubic yards (cu. yds.), can service the company's Hyd-A-Way containers. Options include a semi-automated cart/barrel dumper, stand-up cab and dual steering.


Heil, Chattanooga, Tenn., manufactures the Half/Pack front loader. The product features abrasion-resistant steels in wear areas, according to the company. The subframe consists of single-piece-formed long members intended to eliminate warping and improve rust control, the company says. The top door has a heavy-duty curved design that hugs the roof to reduce debris blowing from the hopper opening, according to the company. Other features include dual hopper sump doors, an 82-inch hopper opening and John Deere cushioned arm cylinders.


Labrie, St. Nicolas, Quebec, Canada, offers the Automizer refuse and recycling collection unit with the Right-Hand lifting arm. The arm is designed to operate on narrow streets and in constricted areas, in addition to standard cart collection routes. The Right-Hand features close-grab capability that can extend telescopically up to 108 inches, the company says. Cushioning at the end of the dump cycle is intended to decrease the rocking action sometimes experienced at the end of a circuit, the company adds.


The SuperDuty front loader from Leach, Appleton, Wis., comes with standard DuraScope pack-eject cylinders, Hardox hopper panels and 3/16-inch steel body walls. Its arms feature a load rating of 10,000 pounds (lbs.) and a 13-second cycle time, the company says. Other features include 1.5-inch-thick forks and bodies from 38 to 44 cu. yds.


Lodal, Kinsford, Mich., offers the EVO Smart Truck Series of residential solid waste collection trucks with five standard models and three specialty models. Standard equipment includes fully integrated cab, chassis and body, Allison automatic transmission, S-CAM brakes with automatic slack adjusters on all wheels and fast idle engine cut-out to protect drive lines and the transmission, according to the company. A global back up sensor, 70-gallon fuel tank and FT-9-automated loader are a few of the options available.


McNeilus, Dodge Center, Minn., offers the M5 Rear Loader, available in sizes of 10, 11, 16, 18 and 20 cu. yds. The loader can pack up to 1,000 lbs., according to the company. The loader also features high-tensile-strength, wear-resistant steel plates in key areas of the body, the company says. Pack-on-the-go hydraulics also are included.

Petersen Industries

Petersen Industries, Lake Wales, Fla., offers the model TL3 Lighting Loader for bulky trash and brush collection. The grapple truck has a boom reach of 20 feet, which includes a 4-foot tip extension, and can lift 3,200 lbs. when fully extended. The bucket features a reverse curve design; replaceable hardened steel cutting edges; and 360-degree, continuous rotation without hoses below the bucket rotator, according to the company.

Wayne Engineering

The Wayne Curbtender from Wayne Engineering, Cedar Falls, Iowa, has programmable software controls that allow for customization, the company says. A management shut-down system monitors the critical aspects of the hydraulic system. An electric joystick with an adjustable armrest, waterproof wire harness and 2,000-lb. Power Arm are standard, the company says.



Bandag, Muscatine, Iowa, offers two tire treads molded from Longeviti Series compounds to increase tread wear by up to 20 percent, according to the company. The Bandag Drive Mixed is a drive position tire designed for vehicles that deal with mud and snow, the company says. The Bandag All-Position Mixed tire is designed for on- and off-road, and pickup and delivery applications in milder climates.

Continental Tire

Continental Tire, Charlotte, N.C., offers the HSU tire with 24/32-inch tread depth for waste industry trucks. Features include an extra-wide tread surface, stone ejection system and a cut-and-tear-resistant compound, the company says. The tire is available in size 315/80R22.5 and has a 10,000-lb. load capacity.


DuraSeal commercial tire technology from Goodyear, Akron, Ohio, is designed to seal tire punctures when they occur, allowing drivers to continue operating the vehicle, the company says. The technology uses a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire, adding about 5 lbs. to 7 lbs. per tire. The technology is effective from -40 degrees to 100 degrees Farenheit, according to the company. The tire can remain in service until is it retreaded, the company adds. DuraSeal is available in the company's recently released Unisteel G287 MSA and G288 MSA mixed-service tires.


Michelin, Greenville, S.C., offers the XZU S and X One XZU S for use on waste industry vehicles. The XZU S is available in 315/80R22.5 load range L size. A maximum speed capability of 65 mph is made possible by co-extruded tread compounds, the company says. The X One, size 455/55R22.5 load range M, is a wide single tire with Infinicoil technology and a load capability of 11,700 lbs.

TY Cushion Tire

TY Cushion Tire, City of Industry, Calif., offers solid rubber tires for the waste industry. Tires include loader tires for wheel loaders and skid steer tires for skid loader machines.


Clement Industries

Clement Industries, Minden, La., offers the Monstar, an end-dump transfer trailer designed to handle large scrap and recycling materials. Features include 89 cu. yd. capacity, and high-abrasion and dent-resistant steel body materials, the company says.

East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing, Randolph, Ohio, offers its line of aluminum transfer trailers. The trailers have a capacity of 101 cu. yds. to 145 cu. yds. and come in lengths ranging from 30 feet to 52 feet. Ejectors are available in open and closed tops for compactor loading, the company says.

Hallco Manufacturing

Hallco Manufacturing, Tillamook, Ore., offers the Tufdeck live floor deck. The design is intended to create sealing action without using plastic, the company says. The deck is available in two styles that fit the company's live floor systems.

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers

J&J, Somerset, Pa., manufactures the ClassicLite aluminum tipper trailer. Weighing 11,940 lbs., the trailer features an offset, heavy-duty, lightweight fifth wheel assembly, the company says. The trailer also has a reinforced front, lighter weight aluminum landing gear and an aluminum sub-frame suspension, the company says.

Keith Manufacturing

Keith Manufacturing, Madras, Ore., has introduced the Keith V-Floor unloading system featuring steel floor slats. The system is designed to handle maximum duty loads, the company says. The floor slats' ridges are intended to absorb load impact and abrasion, the company says. Conveyable materials include demolition, asphalt, crushed cars, municipal solid waste and scrap.

MAC Trailer

MAC Trailer, Alliance, Ohio, has introduced the MIGHTY-MAC transfer trailer with steel Keith V-Floor for transferring construction and demolition material, scrap metals and other abrasive materials.

Martin Marietta Composites

Martin Marietta Composites, Raleigh, N.C., offers its glide-slat floor transfer trailer, which, except for the king pin, running gear and landing gear, is made of 100 percent glass-fiber-reinforced polymer. The design is intended to offer a lower tare rate, according to the company.

Redwood Metal Works

Redwood Metal Works, Redwood Falls, Minn., manufactures the aluminum Silver Series refuse transfer trailer and the steel Gray Series trailer. The company also manufactures tipper trailers in both series. All are available in lengths up to 48 feet and widths of 102 inches, the company says. Options include spring- or air-side suspensions, multiple axles and aluminum wheels.

Titan Trailers

Titan Trailers, Delhi, Ontario, Canada, has introduced a high-capacity, self-unloading trailer designed for extreme-duty loads, such as scrap metal, wood chips, and construction and demolition materials. The Thinwall V-Floor trailer combines a lightweight Titan aluminum body with a solid steel Keith Walking Floor V-Floor system, the company says. A 48-foot trailer offers up to 130 cu. yds. of payload capacity, according to the company.

Trail King Industries

Trail King Industries, Brookville, Pa., offers an extruded side aluminum tipper trailer floor. The extruded hollow horizontal panel design eliminates wind drag caused by the vertical post design and increases volume by approximately 7 cu. yds., the company says. The trailer's tare weight is 12,500 lbs.

Travis Body & Trailer

Travis Body & Trailer, Houston, manufactures the Aerolite live floor/tipper trailer. Features include smooth-sided outer walls, the company says. Single-wall construction and lightweight aluminum are intended to increase payload, the company says.

Trinity Trailer

The Eagle Bridge from Trinity Trailer, Boise, Idaho, is a self-unloading conveyor belt trailer designed for waste, recycling, and C&D debris. The trailer is available in lengths from 38 feet to 53 feet; two-, three- or four-axle configurations; 48- or 61-inch belt options; and carbon or stainless steel construction, the company says.

Vantage Trailers

Vantage Trailers, Katy, Texas, offers a smooth-side tipper trailer featuring no center bar. The trailer is double-tapered from front to rear, comes in sizes from 45 to 53 feet and features capacities from 117 cu. yds. to 145 cu. yds., the company says. Vantage manufactures other commercial trailers, including end dumps, waste transfer trailers and pneumatic tanks.

Western Trailers

Western Trailers, Boise, Idaho, offers tipper-style and live-bottom refuse trailers. The company's lightweight trailers are available in a variety of lengths, capacities and axle configurations, the company says.



Autocar Trucks, Hagerstown, Ind., reports that it has improved the interior of the cab in its Xpeditor heavy-duty low cab forward truck, which is designed for waste-industry fleets. According to the company, the lowered forward edge of the dash increases visibility, and an overhead console now holds individual gauges, radio and a digital system display with room for other accessories. Also, the OEM notes that the joystick and other switches now integrated into the center and rear console replaces the black box used for body controls. All the enhancements are available on WX single-drive models, WXR single-drive models WX dual drive Xpeditors.

Crane Carrier Corp.

The new LET2 low entry tilt cab chassis from Crane Carrier, Tulsa, Okla., offers a completely new cab design, inside and outside, with a roomier interior due to a five-and-a-half-inch increase in cab depth. A new ergonomically-designed dashboard, simplified “multiplex” instrumentation wiring, improved HVAC system and controls, sealed integrated switches, 11-inch formed “C” channel frame rails and tapered front leaf springs round out the changes on the new 20,000-lb. chassis design.


Freightliner Trucks, Portland, Ore., is making a range of improvements to its Class 8 vehicle offerings for 2006 starting with a new standard instrument cluster and a redesigned interior for the Century Class S/T and Coronado models. The new cluster includes a Driver Message Center with LCD display and a 10-key keypad. It can display fuel consumption, incoming messages from wireless communications systems and outside air temperature, as well as trip and diagnostic information.

Freightliner reports it is making Bendix Spicer air disc brakes optional on all of its Class 8 models. It will be available on trucks spec'd with Freightliner's proprietary front axles carrying 24.5-inch wheels. There are two new horsepower ratings for the Coronado — Cat's “King of the Hill” C15 engine, in choice of 600 hp with 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque or 625 hp with 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque. The OEM says its FLD SD model's latest features include an enhanced heavy-duty chassis, frame rails rated to 120,000 psi, a lightweight reinforced cab, and engine options of up to 550 hp.

International Truck & Engine

The 9200i from International, Chicago, has an aerodynamic shape that makes it more fuel-efficient, providing up to 2 percent to 5 percent fuel economy improvement over “classic” cab configurations, according to the company. Its set-back front axle provides maneuverability, a commanding view of the road, less weight, and the capacity to haul longer trailers and bigger payloads. For driver comfort, it features abundant storage, convenient appliance accommodations and roominess.


Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash., reports that for the 2006 model year its T600, T800, W900 and C500 Class 8 trucks will sport all-new interiors that feature multiplexed electronics behind the dash and luxury-automotive grade cab materials up front. The trucks will boast 25 new standard features, including an instrumentation system with a multiplexed design. The speedometer and tachometer cluster, for example, has 2-inch gauges with chrome bezels. Also now standard are an outside temperature gauge, engine hour meter, odometer and trip odometer.

Kenworth says it has lowered in-cab noise levels by 20 percent by adopting a new “turning stalk” with intermittent wiper controls on the steering wheel; and by installing more ergonomic pedals. Other improvements include availability of curved windshields on the W900, T800 and C500 models. For day cab applications, a large 17-inch by 36-inch rear cab window, with sliding or tinted versions, now is available.

Kenworth also announced it will offer the Bendix ABS-6 Advanced braking system with ESP (Electronic Stability Program) as an option on select heavy-duty models.


The newest vocational Bulldog is the Granite Axle Back. According to Mack, Allentown, Pa., this Granite model is designed for fleets operating in some states and in Canada where laws governing roadway use allow having the front axle set back to legally carry more payload. In addition, the axle-back position provides a shorter overall wheelbase for enhanced maneuverability.

The OEM says the new model combines an axle-back setup to the original Granite's features, including a large cab; good visibility; ergonomically designed electronic dash; and advanced electronics. A new exterior boasts flexible fender extensions, halogen headlamps, optional stylized mirrors and the Mack “MM” grille.

A wide range of frame rail thickness and crossmember options make it possible to configure the new model as a straight truck or tractor for almost any application, Mack notes, including dump, roll-off or rear loader.


Peterbilt Motors, Denton, Texas, announced its 2006 rollout of a new aero-design Model 386. Sporting more conventional styling than the aerodynamic Model 387, the new premium Class 8 tractor is nonetheless 10 percent more aerodynamic than the truck it replaces, the Model 385-120, according to the OEM. One major difference is that the Model 386 is available with a full range of Unibilt sleepers, allowing removal of sleeper compartments for a second or third life as a day cab in regional or vocational applications. Its chassis design gives the Model 386 a new front axle position for improved weight loading and a tighter turning radius.

The new Model 357 Heavy Haul configuration comes equipped with a high-capacity cooling system that boasts a 1,440-square-inch radiator core. Peterbilt notes it can be spec'd with the 625-hp Caterpillar C15. The Model 357 Heavy Haul has a 119-inch BBC and a set-back front axle and comes in both truck and tractor configurations.

Another significant change for all Peterbilt's 2006 Class 8 models will be the availability of ABS-6, the latest Bendix heavy-duty antilock braking system. An advanced version of ABS-6 will be offered later in the year, providing electronic stability control and automatic traction control as well.


Sterling, Willoughby, Ohio, now offers a full selection of front and rear proprietary axles that it says deliver weight savings and performance. According to Sterling, the new front axle design can provide up to a 28-lb. weight savings over similarly spec'd competitive axles. Service and downtime can be reduced because the kingpins are supported by needle bearings instead of bushings, and the kingpins “roll” instead of “rub” when the axle is being steered, the OEM says. Rear axle offerings include single and tandem models featuring a new design that offers up to a 128-lb. weight savings over similarly spec'd competitive axles, Sterling says.

Sterling will be offering the Mercedes-Benz MBE 4000 engine with a rear engine power takeoff (REPTO) option. Aimed at vocational applications, the MBE 4000 with REPTO features a 1-to-24.1 output shaft ratio, no added engine length, and a 10 o'clock output location. Gear-driven off the rear of the engine camshaft and an integral part of the flywheel housing, the MBE 4000 with REPTO can supply power while the truck is moving or stationary.


Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA), Greensboro, N.C., is rolling out a new Class 8 powerplant, the Volvo D16, the first model in a new engine family to be designed with both the 2007 and 2010 EPA emissions standards in mind. The initial configuration, rated 625 hp at 2,250 lb.-ft. of torque, will be offered exclusively in Volvo's new limited-edition flagship truck, the VT 880. The 16L inline, 6-cylinder Volvo D16 will also come in ratings of 500 hp at 1,850 lb.-ft., 550 hp at 1,850 lb.-ft., and 600 hp at 2,050 lb.-ft., and will be available on other Volvo trucks, including the VN 780 and VN 670 later this year, according to a company spokesperson.

The engine employs Volvo's new Intelligent Torque (I-Torque) technology, which the OEM says is engineered to protect drivelines from excessive torque at low speeds. VTNA claims this will extend tire wear and protect drivelines by limiting engine torque output to 1,650 lb.-ft. in startup gears and switching to 1,850 lb.-ft. as speed increases. The company reports the D16's emissions system entails cooled EGR, high-pressure injectors using four valves per cylinder and a sliding nozzle.

Western Star

Western Star Trucks, British Columbia, Canada, is making enhancements to the models in its Class 8 lineup. The biggest news is changes to its LowMax chassis package, including new lowered front and rear suspensions, forward-mounted 23-inch fuel tanks, and horizontal exhaust and day cab availability.

For maximum cab clearance for rack or body installation, the OEM now offers a horizontal exhaust option. And for customers who haul heavy cargo and require additional weight on the front of the truck for correct distribution, forward-mounted fuel tanks can be ordered. Western Star says it now has day cab availability for 4900 FA and 4900 EX models.

Western Star also is building all models with new insulation in the cab and sleeper. The OEM's 6900 XD Twin Steer is available with all-wheel drive, for applications requiring additional traction and power. The 109-in. BBC 4900 SA has been restyled to resemble the 123-inch BBC 4900 SA. Also, Western Star reports it now offers day cab versions of its 4900 FA and 4900 EX models.

Waste Age Assistant Editor Jennifer Grzeskowiak compiled the refuse body, trailer body and tire portion of this article. Waste Age's sister publication, Fleet Owner magazine, compiled the information on Class 8 truck models.

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