I was just standing outside my house in Miami watching one of these trucks, very nice looking, dark green, square, long and sleek.. very quiet also. This one uses a single arm articulated claw on the side to pick up a special square trash can.. a couple of interesting things:
1. Manpower: the thing is operated by one driver, in a large enclosed glass cabin.. the older classic rear loading trucks had the driver and a couple other guys to pick up the cans
2. Diesel Economy: there was none, the driver was slinging this thing around like a sports car.. I have never seen such a large truck move so quickly. I believe it accelerated much faster than the previous claw trucks, also those trucks would bellow loudly when accelerated, MUCH louder and god know what emissions the diesels were pouring out under that extreme load. I did not see any smoke.
3. I dont know the numbers but it must have substantial savings from the speed and reduction in manpower. The diesel never shut off, it was not given any time for that. The truck cleared a whole block of trashcans in under 30 seconds. I have never seen anything like it before.
4. Expect to see these things in your hometown soon, yes it was that impressive. Invest in this company if you can.
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