Heil’s Completely New Odyssey Automated Front Loader Redesigns Waste Collection
CHATTANOOGA, TN. (APRIL 1, 2014) — Heil, the leader in automated waste collection technology, today introduces Odyssey, a lighter, more efficient, purpose-built residential front loader refuse collection vehicle. Odyssey represents the next level for automated front loaders.
“Customer feedback is essential to our R&D and engineering, and many of the features on the Odyssey were developed or enhanced based on what we hear from operators,” said Jayson Thorp, Residential Product Group Manager with Heil.
Odyssey’s unique features truly set it apart from other automated front loader trucks. This purpose-built, dual-route residential and commercial AFL delivers a refined hydraulic and electronic control system, requiring less maintenance than previous systems. The innovative design eliminates 120 pounds over the front axle. A redesigned fork cradle significantly reduces side-to-side shake, and when used in Residential mode, the system prevents the can from reaching the cab and cab shield.
The Curotto-Can can be easily attached and removed to the front forks for exceptional versatility. The improved operator controls feature a singular multifunction joystick to control the Curotto-Can and AutoLift, as well as the InSight Diagnostic Display keeping the driver constantly aware of the vehicle’s status.
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Heil Environmental, established in 1901, is the first ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of refuse collection bodies in the United States. Heil is the industry leader in automated waste collection technology and offers the broadest product line, including front loaders, rear loaders, side loaders, and recyclers. OEM and aftermarket replacement parts are available through Parts Central. Heil is a Dover Company.