Grapple truck

Why You Should Add a Grapple Truck to Your Garbage Truck Fleet

If you operate a garbage truck fleet, then chances are you’re familiar with most conventional garbage trucks and their configurations, such as rear loaders, side loaders, and more. What you might not have in your fleet, however, is a grapple truck. Grapple trucks feature a large robotic limb ending in a grappling scoop that can pick up and deposit waste and debris into the waiting collection bin. Today, we’ll look at the reasons why you might want to consider adding a grapple truck to your fleet of waste management vehicles.


The greatest advantage that grapple trucks have over other garbage trucks is the versatility that their grapple limb offers. Far stronger than human workers, and more flexible than the loading arm of a conventional side or front loader, a grappling truck can pick up waste that you might otherwise find impossible to manage. This means grapple trucks excel at difficult jobs like construction waste, bulky trash, post-disaster clean-up, and more.

Even outside of waste management, they can be used in a variety of cases, such as cleaning out ditches, removing broken sidewalks, and even the forestry and logging industry.


Another benefit of using a powered limb on a grapple truck is that it requires fewer workers to complete the same task. For example, rather than recruit an entire team of construction workers to clear heavy debris from a worksite, a single person can handle that same job when they use a grapple truck.

Additionally, where workers tire out and need a break, a grapple truck does not, allowing it to continuously dispose of waste. Even if the worker manning the truck has to clock out at the end of the workday, someone else whose shift is just starting can easily take over that role for them.


Waste management is an inherently hazardous business, and companies must do everything they can to protect their workers. This becomes especially important in jobs where a grapple truck is most useful, as they often deal with waste and debris that is heavy, bulky, and may have jagged edges or sharp protrusions that can cause serious injury if mishandled. A grapple truck’s limb, however, is made out of solid steel and pneumatic pistons, and is therefore far sturdier than any human worker might be.

Additionally, the operator of a grapple truck can safely stay inside the cab while controlling it, meaning they don’t have to risk themselves by going outside.

If you’re looking for used grapple garbage trucks for sale, please contact Route Ready Trucks. We have a wide range of garbage trucks for sale, all of them coming with our industry-exclusive warranty that features the remaining OEM body and chassis warranty included. Give us a call today, and we can give you a garbage truck quote and help you find long-term solutions for your waste management trucking needs.

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