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Looking for some rolloff trucks?! You have come to the right place!

PRICE/DEMAND

With the growing economy and oil prices down this year, we are seeing in increase in the demand for rolloff trucks! If you are a small business looking for to startup or expand or even a major coporation looking for a reliable hardworking rolloff truck you have come to the right place. There are a few places to start looking today!

WHATS IN IT FOR YOU

First ask yourself, what kind of rolloff trucks are you looking for? There are different companies that build rolloff trucks so how do you know which one is the best? The longevity of an engine and overall condition of rolloff trucks are the main different. Comparing an international versus a Mack is almost a 1 to 3 ratio. Meaning that the Mack will almost always last three times as long. This is why we recommend buying [...]

Have you been wondering how many miles is too many miles? Is your rolloff truck not performing like she used to? Then you may want to think about retiring her!

WEAR AND TEAR

A Rolloff truck is tough and for good reason. They go through more heavy loading and unloading than most garbage trucks. They help take away debris from construction sites and even zones that have been devastated by hurricanes or tornadoes. This amount of wear and tear can add up over time. When is she ready to be let go? Not Old Faithful? Well the average rolloff truck will last a few years, if she is maintained right. You keep her oiled up, checked out consistently, and she can give you anywhere from four hundred to six hundred thousand miles of hard work!

WHERE ARE YOU

The environment she works in plays a large role in how long she will last. Up north for instance, the snow and [...]

THE KEY

How do you keep your roll off truck running longer? Two words, Preventative Maintenance. Your Roll off truck is a well oiled working machine and needs to be taken care of regularly! The Roll off truck is responsible for loading and unloading heavy amounts of debris from construction zones as well as many other jobs.

PROPER ACTIONS

These jobs take a heavy toll on the roll off truck. Especially if the one driving is “hot-loading.” This term refers of a way to load your cans quickly but not in the good nature of the truck. It wears her down and can also cause worse problems later on. The best thing to do is take all safety measures to keep her safe and working hard. If you run her hard and mean she will leave you before you know it. Preventative measures like inspecting her before and after work are key to the roll off truck [...]

CHECK HER OUT SHE LIKES ATTENTION

Did you check the oil, the hydraulic system, the brakes, the tires, or the front ends? If not you better go check again. There are several questions an owner of garbage trucks has to ask himself on a daily basis to keep his trucks working hard! If you take care of her she will take care of you!

Rear loaders, Front loaders, Side loaders, and Roll-offs all have different service intervals. The intervals are based off a few similar characteristics that all garbage trucks share. The environment they work in also plays a big role in how often your trucks need serviced.Elements such as lead and acid tend to expedite the erosion of main components if not taken care of during a normal PM (Preventive Maintenance) appointment. The industry average for a typical PM service checkup for non synthetic is around 300 hours and for synthetic it is 600 [...]

WHATS SHE WORTH

Trash trucks are becoming more and more expensive every year. With the changing emissions and technological add-ons the price of trash trucks have gone up tremendously. Where does that leave you and how much is your trash truck REALLY worth?!

How many miles does it have? How about Hours? What is the make or model? Is it a Single Frame or a Double Frame? What features does your trash truck have? The Trash truck is a complex machine and comes in many different makes and models. Mack, Autocar, Heil, Ez-Pack, Galbreath, Volvo, are just a few big names you will find in the industry. Each one has a different affect on the price because of how they are built, their reputation, and the overall quality of their product.

Is it a Front Loader? Well you definitely will be paying more for that trash truck! The type of truck you own plays a big role [...]

GOING GREEN

In the last decade, trash trucks have gone over a complete transformation regarding emissions. With the introduction of CNG (compressed natural gas) and laws pushing the emission standards higher from the EPA, trash trucks are becoming more complex and expensive!

The major contributor to the price increase is change. Going green is great and we are all for it, however, the price to change these trash trucks into more environmentally friendly machines is costly. The amount of research and development that trash trucks are undergoing in order to meet new emission standards are extremely high. Many companies are distributing a substantial amount of capital for new technology in order to meet these standards.

TECHNOLOGY AND EPA

The new trash trucks are also being monitored by computer and sensor add-ons. More sensors means more costs. Things like Auto-Cycles, Quick Packs, and Auto shutoffs are becoming the norm. This has given a new trash truck, (CNG) or [...]

When someone is looking for a garbage truck, what do they think? Most people see these magnificent trash hauling machines once or twice a week and think very little of it. Well we know better!

Garbage Truck Types

Garbage trucks have many different specifications and require the know how to purchase the right one for you. Do I need a rear loader, front loader, side-loader, recycle truck or a roll-off Truck? These are just a few questions that come to mind when looking for a garbage truck. What is the best garbage truck for you? Well it all depends on what portion of the trash market you want to target. Heavy cans, say at Walmart, will require a garbage truck that is called a front loader, these are equipped with strong arms that can be lowered and raised to pick up large amounts of trash in one pick up. For stop and go pickups, say [...]

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