Half/Pack® Front load Garbage Trucks

The most popular front loader for more than 50 years.

The Heil® Half/Pack front-load garbage truck body has consistently delivered proven performance in some of the most demanding environments imaginable, earning a loyal following of users who rely on its unmatched dependability and appreciate its lowest total cost of ownership.

Optional Odyssey® Controls

The Half/Pack with Odyssey Controls features a refined hydraulic and electronic control system for maximum efficiency, reliability, and precise control. The Heil Commercial Half/Pack garbage truck with Odyssey Controls also has a single, easy-to-use joystick that requires minimal effort to operate, which saves time and increases productivity.

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Half/Pack® Standard Features

The interlaced subframe provides exceptional strength and durability, which means your Half/Pack will enjoy a long lifespan and excellent resale value.

The Half/Pack features our Service Smart design, which simplifies routine maintenance and helps keep your asset out of the shop and on route – servicing your customers.

Standard 7″ In-Sight display provides real-time feedback, as well as optimal operator control. The operator can look to one place for all needed body information. Also, the In-Sight display offers maintenance personnel the ability to quickly and easily diagnose problems away from outside hazards and weather. 3rd Eye® Camera feeds are also integrated into the display, thus eliminating the need for a separate camera monitor, freeing up line of sight and cab space.

Our exclusive “clean front head” relocates the hydraulic body valve from the front head to under the side of the body. This design reduces the influence of engine heat on the hydraulic components, as well as improving access to the valve bodies. This also means improved safety and reliability, all while reducing downtime.

Use of zinc-plated hydraulic tubes reduces hydraulic leak-causing corrosion, lessening the frequency with which components need to be replaced over the life of the body. This reduces maintenance and downtime costs.

The use of tamper-proof in-cylinder and arc sensors seamlessly gauge component locations for effortless control. This eliminates proximity switches that previously required frequent adjustment and maintenance, resulting in less downtime and maintenance costs.

The Heil in-cab operated tailgate locking system not only keeps payloads secure but also enables the operator to unlock and open the tailgate and discharge the payload from the safety of the cab. In-cab, on display notifications confirm when the tailgate is sealed.

Easy to read and understand touch button body, packer, pump and lighting controls with indicator lights come standard.

Durable covers protect tubes and hoses from damage, resulting in less maintenance.

High tensile strength steel withstands the exceptional forces of the compaction cycle and ensures maximum payloads. Our exclusive double-wall hopper reduces corrosion, which increases long-term durability.

Elevated packer and eject tracks keeps them from operating in abrasive debris or corrosive leachate. Comes standard with heavy-duty wear strips.

The scrapers help to minimize ingestion of material, such as paint, melted plastic, and leachate into the hydraulic system. This reduces the chance of objects entering the cylinder seal and causing damage.

Standard backup assist lights mounted on the body help to illuminate your surroundings while in reverse.

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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Half/Pack® Optional Body Packages

LowRider Commercial Frontload Garbage Trucks

Half/Pack® LowRider®

  • Body Size: 20,23,28
  • Body Weight: 13,750 – 15,350
Halfpack Sierra Frontload Garbage Trucks

Half/Pack® Sierra

  • Body Size: 20,23,28 yd3
  • Body Weight: 16,300 – 17,100 lbs.
Freedom Frontload Garbage Trucks

Half/Pack® Freedom

  • Body Size: 20,23,28 yd3
  • Body Weight: 15,000 – 15,800 lbs.


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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Optional Curotto-Can® Residential Package

The Curotto-Can Automated Carry Can has the fastest load time of any automated system on the market and delivers a proven 25% to 30% productivity advantage over automated side loaders. By using the robust reliability and additional capacity of a front loader, this carry can delivers game-changing performance that will enable you to service more customers, more quickly, in more applications.

Available with articulating arms for EconicSD chassis

The newly integrated Heil Half/Pack body with Freightliner EconicSD chassis is now available in a commercial front load package. This exclusive offering provides the proven Half/Pack with Odyssey® Controls as a standard feature, and delivers a level of performance and smooth operation that no one can duplicate. The new articulating arm design maintains the industry standard 13′ 6″ maximum stowed arm height, and can operate automatically so the driver can simply carry on as usual without having to learn a new method of dumping.

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CNrG® Tailgate

The lower profile, fully integrated CNrG tailgate fuel delivery system will revolutionize the way you use CNG garbage trucks. Capable of holding up to six CNG tanks with a total capacity of 90 DGE.


Optional rodent-resistant wiring harnesses are completely encapsulated in woven loom, greatly reducing down time from chewed wires.

Lightning Cylinder Package

Saves four seconds in dump cycle time. Only available with optional Odyssey® Controls.

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

The H.A.L.O. (Heil Autonomous Lift Option) utilizes single-button operation and eliminates multi-control movement, reducing driver input by 82%. Greatly reduces training time & increases new driver productivity. Eliminates accidental unit/cab damage, reducing maintenance costs. Only available with optional Odyssey Controls option.

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Nexteligence Garbage Truck Technician Training Program

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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