Command-SST Automated Sideloader

Resetting fleet owner’s expectations regarding side-load garbage truck safety, performance, and Return On Investment (ROI).

It all starts with listening to the customer and designing a tool that allows them to operate with a higher degree of safety, reliability, and productivity. The Command-SST® and its revolutionary arm do just that.

H.A.L.O. Semi-Autonomous Controls

The Heil Command-SST automated side loader equipped with H.A.L.O. controls efficiently dumps a cart with the press of one button, allowing the operator to stay in the cab and focus on safely operating the side loader. Fleet owners can now have operators that are safer and more productive on day one.

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Command-SST Sideload Trash Trucks

Command-SST Automated Side loader Standard Features

Soft-touch grabbers move at 0-100% speed, based on how hard the operator presses the control button.

Odyssey® controls combined with a 3-axis arm make for a smoother, less tiring ride for operators compared to other arms.

Above and below grade functionality is enabled by 3D motion control.

Functions can all be adjusted and used via the 5-button joystick.

Ability to adjust grabber pressure from the cab allows on-the-fly adjustment for can size and ambient temperature.

This unique feature provides on-screen guidance to help line up the can faster – while keeping the operator’s eyes facing forward for an added sense of safety.

Long, slender, straight grabber geometry provides the ability to reach into tight places and spear containers.

Grabbers can be programmed to partially close, allowing operators to move quickly between cans placed close together.

Ability to set max threshold of 350 lbs, that will automatically halt the lift if a cart is overweight. This also allows for the monitoring of repeat overload offenders and protects the arm (and the hopper) from damage.

Arm can be completely removed and replaced in 60 minutes. Ask to see the time-lapsed movie.

7-second cycle times with can-shake, and above- and below-grade access, provide an arm that delivers the lowest TCC.

Load-sensing hydraulics only run the pump when needed.

Lower dump height minimizes overhead obstructions.

Fewer moving parts and grease points equal less downtime and preventative maintenance.

Easy-to-replace wear pads help eliminate the costly need to completely rebuild the arm.

Fewer moving parts, results in less maintenance and downtime. Over 4 million cycle times in testing, resulted in ZERO rebuilds.

The large hopper enables reduced pack cycles, resulting in less wear-and-tear to both the arm and hopper.

In-cylinder-sensor cylinder technology allows for precise cylinder movement, which reduces cab-shake. The packer cylinder ARC sensor is the same great technology that is used in the Odyssey Controls package. The ARC sensor eliminates the need for proximity switch adjustments that can contribute to downtime and reduced payloads.

Reduces wiring and aids in troubleshooting.

The DuraPack body is a proven market leader in durability and payload. Now optimized to reduce weight by 2,000 lbs without impacting strength or payload capability.

The body-mounted arm frees up the frame rail for other chassis components, reduces frame-rail fatigue, and makes servicing the arm easy.

Use of zinc-plated hydraulic tubes eliminates corrosion, therefore reducing hydraulic leaks, and preventing the need to replace components over the life of the body. This reduces maintenance and downtime costs.

The Command-SST is a full-eject body, and can be initiated with the press of one button on the joystick. Vehicle remains stable at a landfill or MRF during unloading.

THE POWER OF Connected collections

Fleets face continued frustration around their ability to connect with their customers. Fleet owners need better tools to communicate with their drivers – to ensure customer needs are met – while also ensuring they are operating efficiently… and safely. Introducing Connected Collections® from Environmental Solutions Group companies, Soft-Pak®, Heil, and 3rd Eye®. Together, we’ve developed Connected Collections to help fleet owners make better decisions faster.

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CNG Sideload Garbage Truck Tank Storage

CNrG Tailgate

The lower profile, fully integrated CNrG tailgate fuel delivery system will revolutionize the way you use CNG garbage trucks.

Sideload Garbage Truck Arm Camera Grabber Lines


Camera and light integration into the hopper sidewall allow for newly designed grid lines to be placed on monitor, allowing for quick line up of cans. 

Sideload Garbage Truck Automated Controls


H.A.L.O. controls will lower costs associated with driver turnover by improving safety, reducing operator training time, increasing productivity and helping to retain your existing operators.

Perfect for electrification

The Command-SST automated side loader by Heil, was designed from the ground up to allow for electrification. Specifically, the Command-SST features a body-mounted arm that frees up valuable frame rail space for batteries or other chassis components. The Odyssey Controls preserve battery power by using hydraulic energy ONLY when it is required, and the smooth operation of the arm dramatically reduces cab shake – increasing operator comfort.

Easy Above & Below-Grade Picks With The Rotary Actuator

The Command-SST features a unique rotary actuator that gives operators the ability to pick up an overturned container from the safety of the cab. Operators can easily right the container and initiate the dump sequence, all thanks to the rotary actuator.


Connect your refuse fleet for service verification, body/chassis data, fuel tax reporting, and route management. Includes factory installed 3rd Eye Mobile, Radar System, and the ability to connect up to eight cameras.

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Nexteligence® Connected-Tech Training, where knowledge and technology meet. Designed to increase the knowledge and capabilities of Service Technicians for the Heil Product Line.

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Nexteligence Garbage Truck Technician Training Program

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