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Thanks again for coming out and taking this for a spin! It was a lot of fun. 😁 Little Jerry would be proud of your superior garbage picking up skills! 😁
Would be cool if the semis could just go to a basement floor and have the garbage trucks empty directly into them. Would save tonnes of front loader work.
@JerryRigEverything BYD Chinese company... Made in USA 🤔
ACE, could you share what brand/company makes that 4 camera equipment setup?
@Fire Snake That sticker might just be referring to the truck body manufacturer, New Way, which is separate from the chassis and cab builders
All electric front loaders next?
I love that you include the metric units. It helps me so much to put things in perspective. Thanks for that
Even though your name doesn't sound american?
@TheOne abortions are not murder, simpleton.
@Wilfried Klaebe yeah because banning murder is bad right?
only because this truck is in new zealand.
@채영chaeyoung hey bro if you would read a book, we used UK stuff at the time we left, so blame the British. Why we haven't switched tho idk i drive a bmw half the crap is in celsius and german anyway
A garbage picking up race between Dan and Jerry would be fun. I’d have to give you a head start tho…
@Skynet Nope that might not be the case at all. Commercial diesel use is a huge portion of the demand. The risk here is diesel becoming more expensive or start to disappear when it's not profitable to sell in a low demand environment
@John Macias The load capacity is 64,000 lbs which is approximately 20,000 lbs after you account for the weight of the body and chassis.
@ACE Recycling & Disposal Does that truck depend on electricity produced by fossil fuels? Also, how much load capacity does the ACE truck have? Thanks, ACE! 😊👍
We might have to make this happen… Although, if Jerry gets the electric version you wouldn’t stand a chance Dan. 🤷♂️
For everyone saying "no recycling?" They have a completely separate area and building for all recyclable materials. The person who drives this particular truck daily I know personally. He runs one route of "trash" and two loads of "recycle" a day. They take one route to one building/ area and the other goes to another building/ area. Ace has been one of the best family owned companies in the US and are making incredible leaps and bounds for the future of waste collection and disposal.
@Akiva Weil how so?
I just wish recycling wasn't such a scam
That was fascinating, Zack! A couple questions I have after watching - does it utilize any kind of regen braking, and what's the EV charging process like for this thing - does it use the same standard J1772 plug and level 2 or 3 charging?
@RycoonGalloy The power meter going into positives and negatives on the dash gives it away...
he stated that it's good for stopping and starting, ergo it most likely uses regen braking
"The turning radius is of a garbage truck" - LOL 😂😂
10:07 The motor having its own drive shaft is probably so they can use the same hydraulic pump as a diesel powered garbage truck instead of designing a new one. On a regular garbage truck, you’d find that same pump running off a second drive shaft from the transmission.
One system for both power types is fine. But it has to be robust enough to withstand the always maximum availble torque of the electric one. Can't cheap out the design just because diesel power fluctuates and less than maximum is provided at times.
That actually makes a ton of sense with the "PTO" (power take off) button. Just like a tractor, you can either drive or use hydraulics, but not both at once
@Jumbls J the one that makes the systems for them. As wel build the hydrolic coltrolls and batteries for one of our customers 👍
Interesting, i thought most of them where electric anyway
Makes sense for a vehicle like that, when it doesn't drive that far of a distance every day, just start and stop over and over so it can get a lot done with the range it has. And the torque that the electric motor gives it's so well fitted for this.
@Dylan Bean Yea, that'd be awesome, but that suv would weigh 10 metric tons 😅
You put a 350KwH battery in anything and it would make sense, a SUV would go over 1,000 miles in a single charge
jerry is a true lover of power, machinery and mechanics...this video again proves it correct... I just love his enthusiasm towards now tech giants... looking forward to your new hummer EV final look bro...!!!!
@zuti071 sorry, sir next time I will complete my homework correctly...!
Why do you use 3 dots so often and where is capital letter for J...Jerry ???
Yes and i love that to
Garbage trucks always seemed like the perfect candidate for electrification. They have frequent stop/starts, load in residential areas at antisocial times where noise is an issue, operate in large depots which could easily fit a charging station and once their shift is over they sit around doing nothing leaving plenty of time to charge.I was thinking a top loader was a strange choice considering the energy limitations (I may be biased too because they're pretty rare where I live) but doing the math lifting the trash would only require a few kg or extra battery to perform this work.
Considering that the top loader is used in a closed limited space we could consider using some kind of tethering technology to reduce battery size or use
@coredumperror IF they empty the battery every day down to 0 %, then it is correct: 148A at 236V yes, BUT they have 400 V industrial AC circut available and that is only 88A. ;) But they probably only use half the battery a day, so that is ONLY 44 A at 400 V, not a lot at all. Why only half the battery? Because with all stopping and starting the average speed is around 5 km/h, so in 8 hour shift that is 40 km per day. That is only 25 miles. The whole battery have 60 miles of range doing pickups, so they use only half the battery a day.
@coredumperror you're telling me, you'd rather use batteries that ruin the Earth worse than LNG or CNG or hydrogen?You do realize you could never ever remove or lower CO2. You going to just stop volcanoes above land and under water? Lol just stop now. Trees would be dead and most of all your drinks and food use CO2.Come work in the cryogenic field sometime. You might learn a few things about the periodic table.
@MH Those are still fossil fuels that emit CO2. We have to stop emitting CO2 as quickly as possible. Might be worthwhile as a stopgap until we can fully electrify the entire fleet, though.
LNG/CNG.Look up waste management, they been doing it for years
This perfectly encapsulates incremental superficial environmental policy. We're wasting tons of energy on consumer waste and polluting, but we're picking it up in an electric truck. How progressive.
I'm excited for the recycling trucks and garbage trucks to be electric in Michigan, no squealing brakes every 20 seconds! And yes, electric is better environmentally. Would be nice to not need pickups I guess but that's another story...
@Nerby to be fair there are plenty of cities with well funded recycling and compost programs, and in my liberal town in Michigan it's pretty good. But access varies widely from place to place, and even with good recycling programs a large amount of plastic is often diverted to landfills. Packaging and products need to meaningfully change on the producer side- it's reduce, reuse, then recycle.
Yeah I was thinking that too. On this particular case there is no recycling at all?! The thrash bins we have here (sweden) are divided into separate sections so we can divide paper, plastic, organic, glass, electronics etc. When the garbage trucks come, they will also have different sections so that most thras can be sorted and recycled directly.
As a supervisor for a trash company on the east side this was cool to see. And also makes me appreciate my drivers more seeing them grab the cans faster lol. For us though an electric truck with that type of range is not practical as most our routes consist of anywhere between 1000 and 1500 homes and because of the area you are covering more then 100 miles a day.
@Oakmen there is a single standard (J1772+CCS in the US) for charging ports and every electric vehicle with a few notable exceptions uses it
@Oakmen one problem with technology is we sorta need people that are willing to convert to get it to start moving, companies wont invest into improving things unless they think it would be beneficial for them to produce something that will make them money. Early adopters basically pay the higher price to push things along. if no one bought EV's then no one would want to invest in making them, or improving the battery technology, and for many years at least in the US because gas was so cheap no one cared about i, but with prices going up, people working more from home and not needing to drive as much, electric looks to be more economical. that said, for me personally while i hope the technology advances further, i cant be an early adopter just from the cost standpoint (9000$ car was a big leap for me to get a loan for) but maybe in the future i will.
@spaceducky101 Question. If everyone owned an EV would our existing infrastructure support it? What's the resale value gonna be after 5+ years of unknown use and abuse? How are EVs in extreme climates going to be effected? Once the battery is dead, do we have the ability to recycle such large amounts? Why isn't there a universal standard for both the battery cells and charging ports? Wouldn't it be the most environmentally friendly to have standards instead of proprietary bullshit? Adoption for EVs are for the rich to feel superior as they believe they are helping the environment. In some areas maybe, but until I see these large scale protocols addressed, it will just remain as it is today.
@Oakmen Takes 5 seconds of googling to show that it is still worth switching over lol.
Are you LNG or CNG? If not, it's worth it
This channel is transforming literally *everything* to electric! 🤣
@Xploration probably change that to electric as well
most things were always electric
As opposed to figuratively?
Fr, but I'm loving the videos ❤️
transforming ... heh
Cool video and all but Zack, the biggest mystery is how can you spill an "unopened" drink container? Anyone else notice that? Love your videos my man.
@Roger Wilco I know right? It caused a big issue for everyone 😂
Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder
This video was extremely helpful to me. I work in waste management and this is the most comprehensive video I’ve ever seen on how a garbage truck works! 👍🏾
I just saw a guy on reddit telling about the first all electric construction vehicle for asphalting in Germany. That stuff is so cool and awesome to see it beginning to work out!
Jerry out here doing what we all wanted to as kids
I rarely seeing a person wanted to drive a Garbage Truck as kid since it considered as "Dirty Job". While I wanted driving a Delivery Cargo when I was kid and just become real 20 years later. I sometimes deliver some goods to other places by myself when I have free time in my store.
His name is Zack.
Dude that was awesome! I know you said on Twitter you were testing out a MASSIVE electric vehicle but I had no clue it'd be a garbage truck! Can't wait to see what sort of vehicles adopt electric drivetrains next :D
Love the video on the EV garbage truck! Did you get to see how it's charged? Do they use typical 220v charging like any other EV or do they use faster charging?
Definitely cool to see, and great improvements, electric should definitely be standardized in city start stop traffic, things like garbage trucks, postal vans, ice cream vans and public transport
This is definitely a good application for something being electric, same with semi trucks that are used like maybe 150-300 miles a day, but for long hall semi trucks I don’t see electric being super good until battery technology gets better
@Skylar they could, the problem is big trucks really don't pay much for the use of the roads. It's why trains declined in the first place they have to pay the full cost of building and maintaining the tracks. Semi's just have to pay a small portion of the cost to maintain public roadways.trains were always more efficient, and cheaper overall. the public subsidizes the cost of roadways though.
@Ben Jensen yeah, I’m also interested in that tech
@Little Jackalo yeah, we just need to see how well a electric garbage truck does in terms of range
@Thomas Reese ahh, we will see how the range is, I’m really curious about that
Having had the opportunity through a country-sponsored conservation program to tour a recycling and transfer station nearly a decade ago, it really puts in perspective why we really need to be creating and buying more sustainable products.I learned way back in 2nd grade about recycling (idk, 1993 or 1994) and took it to heart. I'm very passionate about educating people and would do it many many times daily while working for state parks. I just cringe when I see things like plastic drink bottles in the trash (like I saw here). I think overall we've been lacking over the past 2 decades on education, but it's actually nice to see an electric garbage truck. Really looking forward to school busses and 18 wheelers make the adoption. Maybe in the next decade or two this will really drive home the idea of hot-swapping battery packs. This way batteries can be charged slowly to preserve integrity and you could have it done in a few minutes--Which would negate a big negative that electrics currently have. Loved the video, hope to see more like this!
Thanks for always posting such a great variety of videos! Always excited to see something different and this one was fascinating! 👍👍
I’m shocked that batteries work here bc of the massive weight involved and power needs of all the machinery. Love it. Looks like progress to me.
The pumps are low-power relative to the motive power. And weight matters less on BEV than ICE because kinetic energy can be recovered.
Batteries actually do work! It’s the applications of these trucks in city constantly stop and going make recuperation….. better
Great video as always Zack! Quite surprised though at the non existent recycling going on there. Only comparing to European standards which emphasises recycling at “home” level.
VERY cool. Thanks for showing this. Would love to see other big vehicles like trucks / construction equipment, etc. that are making the switch to electric! The more public awareness, the better!
Heavy machinery becoming electric is very interesting and I'm interested to see what's next!
Great video and very interesting. I am very surprised to see so much cardboard, there is no recycling bin in the USA?
There’s recycling in the US. Idk why there’s cardboard there. Sometimes people are either lazy or dumb and throw away recyclables instead or recycling them.
Now I wish all that trash was going to a recycling center instead of a landfill. What a waste.Also, it seems there is no prio recycling at all. I've seen plastic, glass, ... all in the same bin. We've got a long way to go.edit: also wanted to add a positive note to my msg, awesome they are using electric trucks already.
12:55 The smell inside the transfer station must be insane this time of year.
This got me thinking of a great potential series called "JerryRigEverything's Odd Jobs" where you spend a day doing mechanical/industrial work, driving big machines, touring manufacturing facilities, etc. I would pay to watch that!
So basically Dirty Jobs, what Mike Rowe did
That sounds like a good series
Jerry waiting to say:"Scratches at level 6 with deeper grooves at level 7"Garbage truck company:" Na bruh we goin bullet proof here!"
@Prakash Arora kind of you ✨
I'm loving that you're showing more interesting things other than phone teardowns it's a nice change 😁
Wonderful look into what goes on beyond your big garbage bins outside. Noticed you’ve mentioned everything goes to a landfill. That sounds alarming. Did you happen to ask if any of the garbage is sorted before proceeding to landfill?
Pretty cool. I was hoping they'd engineer some kind of battery swap out. I don't think this would work well where I'm at -- too many houses to service. You'd need a crazy amount of these trucks. I don't know where you're at but we also have separate trucks for recycle bins and "green".
Great video, just wondering do you have recycling pick up in Salt Lake City? A lot of the “garbage” I saw would have to go in a separate recycling bin here in Montreal, which is picked up on a different day than garbage pick up. Often with the same truck.
Big thank you for converting miles and mph to kilometers and kmph in your videos, Zack. Thanks for thinking about it.
Damn you Zack. Making me thoroughly watch videos about gardening, solar panel installation, a garbage truck and the whole process of it
I’m a side loader truck driver and I would love to test drive that truck!!!
Wouldn't it be logical to place a camera behind the hydraulic arm in order to aim it easily? 🤔
And then once you have a camera there, add a microcontroller than can detect the bins and automatically move the correct distance to pick them up.
Always happy that you convert mph and miles to kph and km. Cheers for that!
"It's got the turning radius of a garbage truck..."I laughed a lot at that, you have a way with words Jerry
Sweet ride. The most important factor for commercial heavy trucks is torque, the drivability increases a lot for the driver. Especially in stop-and-go traffic, so yeah a perfect fit.
It's a pretty cool truck and there's a lot of really smart technology in this but not totally. Because I forgot to either put a sensor or a camera to make it so you could just roll up to the trash can and know exactly when to stop without having to constantly turn your head back. Or even look in the mirror. That would increase efficiency probably by about 30%
@JerryRigEverything Always bringing the Shock and Awe in just about Everything! Great to see stuff like this! Stay Safe and Always Awesome!
Yea that was DOPE! Funny how electric vehicles are simply more practical for certain applications
Definately I could see wide applications for them in transit and depot style operations with a central base. So for example taxi drivers, bus drivers, scat busses, perhaps even school busses. No more finding times for gassing up and there's a possibility to completely knock out your gas/desiel operating budget.
What about recycling and other waste management projects?! It all end up in a landfill?!
Most cities in Utah use a separate can for recycling and green waste pickup. The garbage pictured here would have been from the everything-else/general waste can.
Strange that some countries still have land fills. We sort all our garbage, into paper, cardboard, glass, metal, soft/hard plastic, bio (anything suitable for composting) and the rest is burned for central heating and electricity production. So we have no land fills or anything like that. We actually import garbage from other countries to have enough to burn. Yes burning creates CO2 but the chimney is very efficient in capturing all the bad chemicals, and I think a landfill is much worse, as the risk of ground water pollution and soil pollution is high, it attracts lots of nasty animals, many are injured on sharp objects or get stuck in metal cans etc. and there are even risks of fires, where the smoke is not filtered. Also we can't just fill our planet with garbage, so we need to get rid of it.
I have seen this technology on tictok being used in China I think, their electric trucks changed the whole battery pack out and a newly charged one drops in, it would be great to know how Utah's trucks charge theirs, I have my truck license to drive them, it definitely is a skill, loved this video Zack, freaking brilliant 👍🏼👍🏼🇦🇺🇦🇺🦘🦘Cheers from Melbourne
Nice video, I love trucks and ours in my council are very different. The oldest are made out of regular steel and our oldest trucks are so corroded you can see through the top and sunlight will shine into it.
Could you look at the process of burning rubbish in waste-to-energy plants to produce power for the grid, rather than sending it to landfill?
The electric garage truck makes a lot of sense 👍. It seems like there could be a better way to transfer the garage to the semi truck though, there is to much extra handling of the garage.
How do the garbage truck drivers like the new electric trucks versus the fossil fuel versions? Also, great video! 👍🏻
I would love an OTR truck that was electric. No damn clutch and gear grinding and going down hills with regen on would be so much safer.
Great video Zach! Did you see anything on the garbage truck that you might apply to your electric hummer?
That opening smile @ 00:05 show just how happy Jerry is to drive the truck. Like boyhood dream just came true🤣
Would have loved to see how they charge it!
"Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences and stupid people already have all answers"
I think the main reason this truck is the first one of its kind in utah is utah's rural landfills. Most routes are 20 miles at least from the land fill, so if you do your 750 pickups and then have to drive 20 miles to dump, then 20 miles to the shed chances are you run out of juice.
I'm trash collector in France and it is fun to see how the sorting center are working the same way ! (But for the truck it is one driver and one dude collecting where I live, not a robotic arm)
I have to say that's pretty freaking awesome. Amazing technology mixed with hard old brute workload will be a dream soon enough.
The video we got, that we didn’t know we needed. Nice work, sir!
Nice video mate, as always. 9:36 if the drink is 'unopened' and tilt the cabin, nothing should happen. Had it been opened and then you tilt the cabin, there would be a mess. :)
I was disapointed you didn't cover charging in this video, getting that pack full is an intresting task, since most normal AC options couldnt supply enough power overnight, so id imagine it uses DC charging of some sort
Jerry I’m glad you had your first experience congrats 👍🏽😎🔥✌️
I'll never forget the time a garbage truck accidentally started pushing it's entire compressed load out in front of my house due to a malfunction or rookie mistake. They shut-off the engine half-way through the process. It took a brush pick-up truck with a claw to clean up the mess. I saw the whole thing from my window and was fascinated by the whole situation because a couple of hours later, you'd never know what just happened.
It's like being a kid again... love it!
Great to know that it turns just like it should :)
Jerry: "I'd like to see another electric vehicle do that."EV: Oh look a penny!
Funfact: BYD is also making batteries for solar roofs. They use the same cells as their vehicles. I got a battery system from them with 5.1 kWh, which is plenty for my house. :)
Its sad seeing how the majority of waste is plastic products.Amazing video, I didnt think we were already at the stage of electrifying larger vehicles like these! BYD is the chineese company right? They have been doing the right stuff for sure!
"It's got the turning circle of a garbage truck." This made my day
So cool to see, we recently made another huge electrical cabinet for a recycling factory in US so I wonder if we get to see that in action
The truck is actualy from byd china
One would imagine that having a helper to move the bins to the truck would cost less than the robotic arm plus the reduction in range.
I spent 6 years as a class A CDL truck driver OTR--mostly. The last truck I ever drove had an automatic transmission and just that change threw me way, way off I felt pretty uncomfortable as it took a little bit of my control over the truck away, significantly this impacted how I slowed the truck down and how I started off from a dead stop. I finished college since then and I'm an international teacher now. I am very excited to see technology such as this come into the industry but, I do not think I would ever want to drive it.
8:40 I swear to god Zach, if you didnt put a penny on the ground and said Oh look, a penny, when the cabin was looking down, I'm gonna be real disappointed 😂😂
Thank you for this great video. Now the bulldozer needs to be electrified and the semi’s as well, then we are much closer to have workhorses in the green.
This is the kind of thing that needs electrification. I wonder how much it costs to run v diesel... and how much it costs - there's probably going to be some sticker shock in the short-term, particularly with a 300kWh battery on board. Still, cities all over are electrifying services and public transport - Brisbane, Australia has a new "light rail" system being constructed that uses lithium battery powered, rubber tired, articulated passenger "trains" that can use ordinary roads. Four minute flash charging at each end of the route - Lord only knows how much power that takes, but I can't wait to see the hardware in action.
Jerry i love your video’s! Informative en with a good sense of humour.
I didn't just like this, I want to know how I can help my local (another state entirely) know that this exists, and I now do. Thank you!
I'm curious about how much battery charge left after each shift?
Congratulations on driving an electric garbage truck. Please continue with the bulldozer, heavy truck and cargo ship to see what runs out first, raw materials for making batteries or support for electrifying vehicles. With such a large battery, I expect it to charge all day. And depending on the usage cycle, the batteries will need to be changed after about 3 years. If there is no mechanical failure of the battery sooner.
I foresee an update coming to the Hummer.... It needs a robotic arm.. 😜
Would love to see a Electric School Bus video next! (hopefully)
Electric vehicles would be great for certain things. Like you said, they would be great for school busses & also mail trucks & other city vehicles. Can you imagine just how fast a firetruck or ambulance could get to a problem. It's too many situations or jobs that would be perfect for electric vehicles.
Also, for emergency vehicles, you don't have to wait for the engine to warm up before leaving.
It feels so counterintuitive...bringing your *collected by an electric vehicle* waste to a landfill... up and recycling, repurposing, mining high quality materials, separating materials, and whatever else remains safely incinerating for energy seems more logical options that have a big (bigger?) impact next to electric vehicles.. Mind you, I do love the video and the efforts to make new and better vehicles!
13:40 this is one hell of a view for someone who lives in a country where people recycle the majority of their waste
This reminds me of when I worked for Uhaul. The big 26 foot trucks that were terribly maintained had brakes, but the were a mere suggestion.
I guess Utah doesn't have a recycling program...I hope they will consider implementing one.Great video BTW 👍
As I work for a garbage truck manufacturer, I want to ask you: how bad did it smell inside the transfer station?
I'm surprised the hydraulics don't have pressure accumulators that power from a braking regeneration power path.
So is this 200 mile range when empty, or when full? The F-150 Lightning electric with a 131 Kwh battery can only pull a 6,000 lbs ATV (box shaped) trailer a little over 80 miles. (Wind resistance really kills batteries)And most electric vehicles even when empty rarely hit their posted range. This short range may be perfectly fine for predicted routes and in city driving. But unfortunately 200 mile ranges are not sufficient for over the road driving. I see electric vehicles basically relegated to in city tasks only going forward over the next 10 years. A 500 mile range will probably be the minimum range needed for any longer truck routes. And over the road trucks may need 700 miles or more. Diesel trucks usually have a bare minimum range of 700 miles. With most over the road trucks having a 1,400 mile range.
Seems the transfer station could do with some electric machines too to reduce the noise as well as pollution. Thanks for not sharing the smell ! 😁
Never thought I would enjoy watching 'garbage' pickupThanks to my man 👍👍👍
This must be the most US American piece of machinery I've ever seen. I'm facepalming and fascinated at the same time. This thing is ridiculously huge
Thank you for the awesome content!
Zack loves his big rigs😂
The info about charging that track would be interesting to hear!
Man this is a real cool video and coming out at a great time my sons been real into garbage trucks So to see this video and mini me behind me just yelling “WOW!!!!! Trash truck WOW!!!” Great way to start my day off.
Jerry: if you are looking for a good place to hide during Zombie apocalypse, inside a garbage trucks is actually a pretty good option!Me: I approve of this message. If you can stand the smell of course!