FRONT LOADERS

Commercial / Residential

PCU Inc. FRONT LOADER

Front loaders generally service commercial and industrial businesses using large waste containers with lids known as Dumpsters in the US.

The truck is equipped with automated forks on the front which the driver carefully aligns with sleeves on the waste container using a joystick or a set of levers. The waste container is then lifted over the truck.

Once it gets to the top the container is then flipped upside down and the waste or recyclable material is emptied into the vehicle’s hopper. Once the waste is dumped, it is compacted by a large blade called a “packer blade” that pushes the waste to the rear of the vehicle.

Most of the newer packing trucks have “pack-on-the-go hydraulics” which lets the driver pack loads while driving, allowing faster route times.