Heil Environmental’s latest addition to its family of Half/Pack front loaders is also the smallest: a 20-cubic-yard Half/Pack on a single-axle chassis with a tag axle. A standard 28-cubic-yard Half/Pack front loader has a wheelbase of 210 inches, while the 20-yarder’s wheelbase is 185 inches.
The smaller unit retains the 12 yd3 hopper, curved body, clamp-on arms and interlaced subframe of the larger models. It is a full-eject unit with a flat tailgate featuring Heil’s proprietary Shur-Lock hydraulic tailgate lock system, which is designed to allow the vehicle operator to unlock the tailgate, discharge the load and then secure the tailgate, all without leaving the vehicle cab.
The 20-yard Half/Pack is more maneuverable and gentler on city streets than larger refuse collection vehicles, Heil says; local ordinances of some cities forbid the use of tandem-axle vehicles, in order to reduce wear on the streets. Heil Half/Pack front loaders also are available as 23 yd3, 28 yd3 and 32 yd3 models.
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