Here is a truck that is scary slow even when he gets it way up in revs. But still leaves the hopper fast enough to flip lids! Well enjoy. I would have gotten more if I was able to. After a short bit, he turned the corner and was never to be found again. oh well. And before you ask.....no we didnt find the STS asl. Or even Pendpac that i hear rumors of them owning.
Titusville Solid Waste (in action) Lodal ASL 8402 7-10-09
For pictures of this truck please click the following link to Flickr:
This is a City of Titusville, Florida, Department of Public Works, Solid
Waste, Lodal automated side loader number 8402 . I must say, this driver
was one of the friendliest I've ever met! He said that he really likes
driving automated and let me film his truck collecting a few stops. He
even let me film a shot of the hopper.
During the hopper shot, he was trying to explain to me that the packer will
not move unless the arm is in motion. I guess this is a safety feature on
this truck to prevent a driver from getting injured if they need to pull a
cart or other object from the hopper.
I found the driver again today (7-31-09), and asked him about the panel at
3:39, I think he called it a "sweeper panel." On the Lodal, this panel is
there to keep material in the body when the packer is all the way to the
rear of the truck, so that nothing falls behind the blade (not sure if you
know, but the Lodal packer is like a large brick). This panel swings back
and forth swinging up when the packer hits it and the panel rides along the
top of the packer as a shield to aid during dumping or extra packing.
This is the first Lodal ASL I've ever seen in person. I took a few
pictures of the driver so that he could get them from Flickr at his
Big THANK YOU to the driver on this one! I hope you can find the video and
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Garbage Trucks Unloading - Part 3
Here is the third part to the series. I tried to mix it up so that there
was a decent mix of truck types in the video, so hopefully all of you will
enjoy it. As it stands, it looks like there will be 1 more part to this
series after this. It will include a couple trucks unloading at other
locations as well.
Australian garbage truck in California!?! pt 1
This truck was amazing to follow! I had some spare time on a Wednesday
afternoon back in January and came across #61 doing the trash with a new
engine--without a doubt!! My driver told me some of EDI's trucks were
getting new engines, but I didn't realize that meant the ASLs! Check this
beauty out and see the difference in 61's engine sound!
Dempster Recycle One on Commercial Recycling
First off, we have a Dempster Recycle One on a Volvo WXLL chassis emptying
commercial recycling bins at Park Middle School and Kennewick High School.
Then there's a Dempster Recycle One on a WhiteGMC WXLL chassis dumping
curbside recyclables at the recycle center, and the Volvo WXLL Dempster
Recycle One dumps off the commercial recycling at the recycle center!
NASA STS FL doin' Recycle
Here is an Adventures With Sean series. We unexpectidly found this STS
right when we got off the subway in LA. Both drivers were EXTREMELY cool.
Its a very well kept truck with a nice metallic siver paint scheme. Thanks
a bunch to both of the operaters for being so cool with our filming. We
plan to go back some time in the future. Maybe we will see a different
truck but I hope its the same drivers!
My Brand New Amrep Hardox ASL
Today I had a day off from work, and got to watch the one week anniversary
of this new Autocar ACX / Amrep Hardox ASL. I talked to the driver for a
little bit and he told me that he just got the truck, and was breaking it