Regent's Underground 660Ls

In this one we head underground again beneath a building in Kent St near the town hall. With this job there are four 660L cardboard bins to service, but you can't exactly use the lifter. You'll see the bins are situated in a room off an elevated dock and there's no ramp available to take the bins down to the truck. So the only option is to hand unload, otherwise drop them on the side and push them into the hopper like shown in the video. We also get a different angle showing the packer in action, a quick look at the truck and then a shot at the end of some city nightlife. Hope you enjoy some more action from below the CBD.

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F4000 Eating Bales
A while back I posted a video of my old Hino rear loader at Watts Waste swallowing some cardboard bales from a shopping centre in Marrickville. We’re back in that same loading dock, except this time we see the pack blade of a Heil Formula 4000 sweep the hopper and pull the blocks of cardboard into the body. The good thing about this truck is that the tailgate and hopper are nice and big to hold the bales, the packer leaves nothing behind due to the wide sweep cycle and the packer won’t jam up on the dense loads. Although sometimes the bales wouldn’t land perfectly longways in the hopper, so you wouldn’t always get that perfect clearout. You will notice a dark green steel “trolley” which hooks onto the lifter teeth on the back like a normal bin would. This object remained onsite and was essential to load the bales, otherwise I’d have to cut the strings and bust my arse loading many handfuls of cardboard into the hopper! It was a pretty straightforward operation; hook the bale lifter on the back, roll the bales onto it, lift them to tip them, cut the ties and pack the stuff through. This video was originally a little longer showing a bit more of the dock, including the compactor and baler itself beside the camera, but I cut all that out. The upload of my old Compaction Systems RL eating bales is still on here for anyone curious to see how it handled. I was in desperate need of a haircut in this video too, I look like a grub haha

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The Cozens Front-Lift Pt 1
If I remember correctly, this truck joined the Cozens Paper Recycling team in 2007, currently used daily to empty the company's yellow and black containers located around Sydney. This is one of the very few MacDonald Johnston front-lifts you will find in Sydney - also only 1 of 2 garbage trucks with a bright yellow smiley face =] It's been just over 5 years since I posted a decent video of this machine! Ages ago on a Monday morning I was circling the Brookvale industrial area on the bike while looking for trucks, happy to find this front loader show up and head towards the yard. I'd previously gotten the company's old Volvo RL unloading here, so it only made sense to get the FL unloading too. All was good; I followed along, he reversed in, opened the tailgate and pushed a load of cardboard out. Apart from being the Cozens yard, this place also takes in paper and cardboard from local collections, where the material is baled up, with semis coming in to collect and transfer to Amcor at Matraville. Parts 2 and 3 show this truck emptying bins and I have some much older videos found in my earlier uploads (if you're keen to see more). This is the last I have of this front loader, so I'll have to catch up with the driver again for some fresh action, plus footage of the Cozens rear loader on the job.

World Tower Underground (Bales + 660L)
I took a Friday off work and went out with one of the mates during his Thursday night run. We left the yard at 9pm and did a little loop through Ku-Ring-Gai and Ryde before heading into the Sydney CBD, then tipped off at Visy and finished up at 7am. I was tagging along on a Watts Waste cardboard recycling run which involved a white single axle Heil / Isuzu, previously belonging to PK Management before the company went bust. I'd wanted to do a full night shift for a while and finally got the opportunity, which turned out to be an awesome experience, especially being able to cruise through central Sydney. I love the darkness, flashing lights, quiet streets and roaring trucks when it comes to the night shift, but being in the city is just as awesome with all the high rise residential and commercial buildings. When you go through the CBD at ground level on the main streets you don't see much apart from some 240L bins belonging to small businesses. The back lanes are where a lot of action happens, but the serious deal is found underground, which is something I love about CBD waste collections. This night was the first time I got to go down below the busy streets and madness, with this video giving you a look at the first dock I got to see. There was plenty down there, especially those 1100Ls you get a look at on the left and then the group of 1.5m containers at the end of the first clip. All we were getting down there was a 660L and a single bale, but we threw a few extras on from another spot, so there's some sweet footage of bales getting packed by this little rear loader. We also checked out the bin room which all those loaded 1.5m bins came from - just wish I got a closer look at the compactors they get hooked up to. A Hino rear loader joined us down below during the video too, which tackled all those 1100L bins by utilising the same method shown in one of the other videos I posted of this truck.. Also hearing that Hino thunder through the dock made me wonder what an Acco would sound like :P I saw a few other trucks out and about including two Scania rear loaders belonging to Sita and Cleanaway, then also a handful of smaller trucks belonging to Dimeo, Eco Sense and Veolia. There are so many videos I want to get from the city with a very different setting down in those docks, then all the trucks that pass through intrigue me even more! I hope you guys enjoy this footage, look out for more of this little Isuzu and other Watts Waste machines. One mistake I made on that night was not getting rest beforehand... I ended up being awake for 37 hours before I got to sleep on Friday night! haha