There has been one problem that has lasted through the ages: How to get rid of trash?
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|Bruder - #02607 - 1/16 Scale|
One of the very first garbage trucks was a simple cart pulled by men and later on pulled by horses. With the invention of the automobile, trash disposal became mechanized.
There are many different types of garbage trucks on the road today, including rear load compactor, side load compactor, and the front load compactor. They are basically all the same, except for the material is just dumped into a different place on each truck.
First Gear, Eligor, and Bruder...to name a few...have done a great job replicating these wonderful trucks to honor the hard work of sanitation departments around the world.
First Gear #10-3785 - 1/34 Scale
Department of Sanitation - Mack L Rear Load Garbage Truck
Bruder #02761 - 1/16 Scale
MAN Side Loading Garbage Truck
Eligor #01434 - 1/43 Scale
Hotchkiss PL20 Garbage Truck