Formula 5000

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The Heil Formula® 5000 rear loader is a high compaction refuse vehicle known throughout the world for its durability and performance. With over 16,000 built and over 23 years of proven reliability, the Formula® 5000 has become the mainstay collection vehicle for fleets large and small. From the world’s largest municipal fleet in New York City, to small independent haulers with just a few trucks, refuse haulers know they can depend on the 5000 to go to work every day.

The Formula® 5000 features Heil’s DuraPack™ Family body, with its curved sidewall and fully welded subframe, and a no-nonsense tailgate that can handle residential routes as well as commercial assignments. Like all Heil bodies, the 5000 uses high pressure hydraulics and high tensile steel construction to maximize performance without adding unnecessary weight. Its high angle cylinder mount and lighter weight tailgate puts more payload forward in the body for outstanding weight distribution, which also saves wear and tear on rearward chassis components.


F-5000 Essential Facts

  • Chrome plated and induction hardened cylinders
  • High pressure hydraulics
  • Low profile DPF body for better center of gravity and clearance from obstructions
  • All high tensile steel construction
  • Fully welded Interlaced subfloor
  • High angle cylinder mount puts more payload forward in the body
  • Container handling options include cart tippers, and commercial container devices
  • Over 16,000 built
  • Sizes Available: 18, 20, 25, 27, and 32 Cubic yards

Easy To Operate

  • Manual packing controls allow operator to stop, start, or reverse either upper panel or blade at any point in the packing cycle
  • Cycle is completed in two steps, one hand operation
  • Reload in 6 to 7 seconds
  • Complete cycle in 16-18 seconds
  • Accepts a variety of container handling devices, including cart tippers for residential semi-automated collection, reeving cylinder, roll bar, or winch for commercial container dumping

Linkage Packing System

  • A proven design for over 20 years
  • No rollers, slides or slide shoes to wear out
  • Fewer parts to wear out saves maintenance time and money
  • With linkage system, there is less friction and more force goes into packing the load
  • Smaller cylinders than comparable units also means a lighter body weight, and more legal payload

Easy To Service

  • Hydraulic tubes are protected from obstructions and the elements, routed inside rear bolster
  • Easy to reach from access panel
  • Frame mounted oil tank is easily serviced
  • Individual valve sections

Interlaced Subframe

  • Heil’s interlaced subframe is made from formed channels for extra strength
  • Fully Welded, for superior resistance to corrosion and cracking
  • Flat floor made from abrasion resistant steel for longer wear. No trough to clean out from trash buildup