The Heil STARR System is a patented semi-trailer refuse and recycling collection system. The STARR consists of an automated arm mounted on a truck tractor, and a detachable semi-trailer packer body. This design means the STARR can handle cul-de-sacs and tight spots reducing the need for potentially dangerous backups. The Heil STARR System features the Rapid Rail® lift geometry which provides a direct line to the hopper, enabling the STARR to get in and out of tight spaces easily. The Rapid Rail lift is a proven, efficient, and reliable automated lift which dumps using a straight up, vertical motion. The lift can efficiently handle containers from 30 gallons up to 300 gallons, making it an ideal solution for mixed commercial and residential applications. The STARR offers outstanding visibility for operators, enabling them to drive from the preferred left-hand side of the truck. Heil’s Operate-in-Gear-at-Idle System comes standard on the STARR. It is designed to help you finish routes up to 20-percent faster, saving up to one gallon of fuel per hour while reducing wear on the lift assembly, chassis, engine, and transmission. Plus, it greatly reduces noise, a benefit to operators and customers alike. Because there is no packer panel to slide into the body, there are also no shoes, guide tracks, or guide rails to wear out and you never have to clean out behind the packer. The STARR boasts an enviable 42-foot curb-to-curb turning radius, 40% better than a straight frame vehicle, navigating with ease around cul-de-sacs, alleys, dead-end streets, and cars parked at the curb.