Towing a Roller Container

We were driving along aimlessly after dinner several nights ago when we spotted a tow truck getting ready to tow a roller container. Ethan and Ayden are ardent fans of vehicles and they requested for the Daddy to stop so they can see how it is done. It is actually my first time witnessing this too and I must admit I got as excited as the kids :D

A roller container is a container mainly used for collection of bulk waste that can be carried by trucks and be pushed down to ground level with the help of a hook and level arm. 

Garbage tow truck 1

The container is first covered with a huge plastic cover (I think it’s plastic lah, I did not go over to check) so the bulk waste wont fall off during ‘take off’. 

Garbage tow truck 2

The truck will then reverse and hook itself to the container effortlessly. 

Garbage tow truck 3

I am so amazed at how easily this is done. The boys were impressed too. 

Garbage tow truck 4

Once hooked, the container is pulled up onto the truck. 

Garbage tow truck 5

Every single move is very enthralling for the boys. Can you see Ayden having a vehicle on each of his hand? He always has at least two vehicles with him at any one time. 

Garbage tow truck 6

In just minutes, the container is safely tucked on the truck and is ready to go. 

Garbage tow truck 7

The boys went “Whoa!” and started talking non-stop. BOTH narrating to us what they have just seen like as if we were not there to see it -.-

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    Interesting! Never seen this but I’ve seen how the rubbish truck lifts one of those big rubbish bins and empties it into the truck and puts it down again. People these days have it so good, all the machines and equipment to make their work so much easier!


    Merryn Reply:

    That’s the use of technology :)

    Ethan and Ayden love standing in the car porch looking at the garbage collector men and the garbage truck at work. They are fascinated with anything that has wheels.


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    Did they say: “That’s so cool! I wanna be a tow truck driver when I grow up!” ?


    Merryn Reply:

    Not that I remember :)


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    I never seen one been towed before. Hehe.


    Merryn Reply:

    Me too. This was my first time :D


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    Wah, Ayden also talking about it non stop. He must be impressed. I only know this roller container as a skip. We used these during our home renovations and I always dread it when the lorry comes to bring a new empty one and take the loaded one away because sometimes the loaded one is so heavy that before it is fully loaded onto the lorry, the front wheels of the lorry will be hanging in the air, so scary.


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    First time seeing this too, thanks for showing me how it works! *oh…like that one ar


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