Rapid Rail® Automated Side Load Garbage Trucks
Automated Side Loaders
The Rapid Rail Automated Side Loader garbage truck body has a 1,600 pound lift capacity, and allows for residential, commercial and multi-family refuse collection. It can handle 30-300 gallon refuse containers all day long with ease. The powerful arm has virtually zero kick out allowing operation in the tightest of alleys, and an 8-second cycle time means industry-leading productivity, all in combination with the lightest weight sideloder in the industry.
No one has more experience with automated refuse collection than Heil®, and no automated product has a longer track record than the Heil Rapid Rail automated side loader. More than 30 years after its introduction, the Rapid Rail continues to be the standard to which all others are compared. The Rapid Rail lift arm’s lengthy reach, fast cycle times, continuous packing big swing paddle, and solid lightweight structural design make it a highly productive and efficient automated collection choice for large and small fleets alike.
Our unique lift geometry provides a direct line to the hopper, without the “kick-out” of some other systems, so the Rapid Rail can pick up where other vehicles can’t. Add to that an eight-foot reach, 1,600-pound lift capacity, plus an eight-second cycle time, and you’ve got a fast and efficient vehicle that can collect over 1,000 homes per day.
The Rapid Rail has a patented paddle packer that continuously sweeps the three cubic yard hopper, boosting productivity, because the operator does not have to pause between stops to activate the packer. Instead, the operator can continue to collect their route while the paddle packer cleans the hopper. The continuous packer design also provides added driver convenience, because the operator doesn’t have to clean behind the packer paddle. The standard Select-O-Pack feature allows an operator to set a predetermined number of lift cycles before the auto-pack sequence is engaged, extending the life of the paddle packer.
With 30 years of proven performance, the Rapid Rail offers the toughest, lightweight body in the industry. We use high-tensile strength steel throughout for superior strength, without unnecessary weight. The body also features a full radius at all corners for easier off-loading of refuse, ensuring that the load is completely discharged each time.
The Rapid Rail is available in eight different body sizes, from 16 to 32 cubic yards. Single axle or tandem axle configurations provide the most flexibility of any automated system. All models are available to dump.