Liberty Continuous pack Side Loader

The highest productive lightweight side-load garbage truck body with an advanced automated arm.

What do you get when you combine one of the most productive, lightweight refuse bodies in the industry with the most reliable automated arm? A true performer — the Heil® Liberty! By integrating our time-tested Continuous Pack body with the patented technology of the Python® arm, Heil has created a refuse collection body with proven reliability and unsurpassed speed.


Connect your Liberty sideload garbage truck and other vehicles in your 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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Liberty Sideloader Trash Trucks

Heil Liberty automated side loader Standard Features

The Liberty has a patented paddle packer that continuously sweeps the hopper, eliminating the need to stop and pack the load. This eliminates the need to clean out debris from behind the packer sweep.

New materials and welding procedures, better spline design, increased upper and lower bearing size, plus replaceable engineered plastic bearing between lower bearing housing and actuator plate all result in increased paddle life by 2X from previous design.

The packer shaft seal redesign virtually eliminates leaks and is also easily replaceable/serviceable. This new design also keeps the bottom bearing clean, preventing corrosive leachate from getting on the lower bearing, as well as the actuator.

New hard tube lube lines to the upper and lower bearings, assure that grease can easily be applied from ground level.

The Heil Liberty body is constructed of high tensile steel, 1⁄2″ thick in the hopper floor and wall, and 7-gauge 50,000 psi in the body floor. The floor is also supported by 10″ structural channel longmembers

The body of the Liberty is easy to service because all hydraulic cylinders are accessible from ground level. The packer cylinder is also located under the body to protect it from refuse abrasion.

The patented automated Python arm can reach up to 9 feet. Able to lift up to up to 800 pounds, the Python arm features cushioned cylinders for smooth action, saving wear and tear on both the lift arm and the chassis. The Python arm’s unique lift geometry enables the arm to routinely replace carts with the lids closed.

The Heil Operate-in-Gear-at-Idle System comes standard on the Liberty. It is designed to help finish routes up to 20% faster, saving up to one gallon of fuel per hour while reducing wear on the lift assembly, chassis, engine, and transmission. Plus, it greatly reduces noise — a benefit to operators and customers alike, especially in residential neighborhoods.

Because there is no packer panel to slide into the body, the need for shoes, guide tracks, guide rails, and internal body parts is eliminated.

Reliable, ergonomic joystick controls deliver smoother performance and enhanced usability. With the AutoLoad system, the operator can reach, grab, lift, dump, and return the arm to the stowed position using only the joystick and two buttons.

The Heil DuraMount Design, used to mount the lift to the chassis frame, reduces the potential for bolt fatigue and provides Service Smart bolt access for easy maintenance.

Made from specially formulated high-strength alloy steel, the Python lift arm’s superior hardened grabber gears virtually eliminate gear wear. The gears are splined to the grabber shafts and can be cycled up to 1,000,000 times with little evidence of wear.

Eight -second lift cycle can save up to four seconds per stop – up to one hour per day. This can add up to more than $15,000 in savings per truck, per year! The Python lift arm’s 9′ reach can slither between cars and other obstacles, making even the most difficult pick-ups possible.

Improved Big Swing design increases paddle life by 2X from previous version. The newly designed packer shaft seal also virtually eliminates leaks. Hard tube lines to upper and lower bearings allow grease to be applied from the ground level.

Select-O-Pack allows an operator to set a predetermined number of lift cycles before the auto-pack sequence is engaged. This feature simplifies operation and helps extend the life of the paddle packer. Combine the optional Extended Tailgate Seal with the Select-O-Pack feature, and you will have the optimal ASL for your organic collection.

The solidly designed lightweight body allows for a more optimal payload, and is ideal for areas with stringent weight restrictions.

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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Liberty Optional Features

3rd Eye Collision Avoidance Radar

The 3rd Eye family of Integrated Collision Avoidance Radar Systems protects both your drivers, your assets, and those in close proximity to your vehicle using existing 3rd Eye Mobile camera cables.

Outside Cab Controls

The outside cab controls provide operators the ability to fully operate the Python lift arm from the ground.

Body Rooftop CNG Storage

 This system enables your CNG refuse fleet to deliver the same productivity you would expect from a diesel unit while saving money with clean, domestic, compressed natural gas as fuel.

Genuine OEM Garbage Truck Parts

Heil Certified OEM parts are the most reliable replacement parts for Heil refuse collection vehicles. They’re made following the exact specifications and production processes on the same assembly lines as the parts originally installed on the bodies. This means that they fit perfectly every time. Heil uses only the highest-quality materials for parts that last – minimizing costly downtime.

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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