Choosing the best garbage truck brand for your fleet can be difficult, so in this article, we will compare the main features of two of the most popular refuse truck brands on the market, Mack and Peterbilt.
If you’re looking to purchase a used refuse truck for your business, you’ve probably considered a few options. But how do you decide?
Doing some research is the best way to approach this task. Here are some questions to consider:
- How exactly will you be putting your garbage truck to use? Is the primary purpose of the vehicle for residential or commercial use? Do you need a compact model or something larger?
- What is your budget, including maintenance and fuel efficiency? Are you looking for a refuse truck that is environmentally friendly?
Making the Best Decision Based on Your Needs
Route Ready provides late-model used refuse trucks for sale from top manufacturers like Mack and Peterbilt to help maximize the return on your capital. We can help you forecast long-term needs and find the right trucks to scale up your business quickly. Make your purchase with peace of mind thanks to our industry-exclusive 30- or 60-day confidence guarantees on Plus- and Premium-level vehicles (which also include the extended OEM warranty). Get the high-performance trucks you need at a price that’s significantly less than buying new.
Mack Refuse Trucks
Mack trucks were established in 1900 and are now sold and serviced in close to 30 countries. They are one of the biggest producers of heavy-duty trucks, medium-duty trucks, custom engines, and transmissions in North America.
Mack’s garbage trucks are said to be unrivaled in both the commercial and residential markets. These are the reasons why:
- Drivers can confidently maneuver through confined spaces with Mack’s front and rear loaders that provide greater visibility and more effective use of chassis space.
- Drivers have the durability they need for tough transfer situations that can cover hundreds of miles thanks to strong Mack axles and MRIDE suspensions.
- Driver productivity is maximized with automated garbage collection technology.
- The extreme durability of Mack’s adaptable chassis can withstand the full assault of garbage applications.
The improved features in the new Mack LR model are intended to provide even more comfort and visibility for increased productivity. The Mack LR is a low-entry, multipurpose waste truck with configurable safety and productivity features.
Peterbilt Refuse Trucks
Another popular option for automated front, side, and rear loader garbage collecting operations is the Peterbilt Model 520. The Model 520 has a track record unmatched by any other low cab forward on the market today, making it an excellent choice for both commercial and residential projects. Here’s why:
- The sturdy aluminum cab offers outstanding durability and requires little upkeep.
- A redesigned gauge cluster that is ergonomically adjusted and highlighted by a 7″ digital display that offers vital vehicle information and is completely integrated with the collision mitigation system.
- For seamless body integration, electrical connections and communication have been completely upgraded and standardized with all other Peterbilt models.
- The integration of refuse standard communication is made possible by the use of RP170 connections and a joystick mounting pad.
The Peterbilt Model 220 is robust and agile, making it ideal for the urban waste environment. With great visibility, superb handling, an ergonomic cabin, and an effective powertrain, this compact package exceeds expectations. Its light chassis weight makes it ideal for high-volume payloads, and its front air disc brakes and standard automatic transmission also contribute to the driver’s comfort.
It is offered with a PACCAR PX-7 diesel engine or an entirely electric powertrain and is available in a Class 6 or Class 7 version.
Let Route Ready Help You Choose the Right Truck
Both Peterbilt’s and Mack’s refuse trucks are designed to improve your operations. It’s hard to choose between them because both are excellent trucks. At Route Ready, we can help you decide on the right truck model based on your long-term needs and budget.