FORCE Front Loader - Front Loaders | Bucher Municipal


Front Operating 
Refuse Collection Equipment

Refuse Front Loader

Available in 28.5 m³ & 33.5 m³ body sizes the FORCE Front Loader is ideal for any commercial application on either 6x4 or 8x4 chassis.

Since it’s release in 2011, the Bucher Municipal FORCE Front Loader has led the market in Front Loading Refuse collection equipment.

Over the years we have listened to our customers and worked towards addressing the major issues experienced in the Front Loader refuse industry. FORCE, which stands for Front Operating Refuse Collection Equipment, has now evolved.

With its many improvements and numerous industry-first innovations, the iconic Front Loader will new exceed customer’s expectations in the areas of durability, productivity, safety, and reliability.

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Stronger, More Efficient & Reliable
Stronger, More Efficient & Reliable

The FORCE Front Loader is stronger, more efficient and more reliable than ever before. Now boasting a 2500Kg lift capacity, a 12 seconds lift cycle and pack on the run capability vehicle operators are able to pick up more bins more quickly. Coupled with our new scissor-type design compaction system the FORCE Front Loader can now compact higher waste volumes allowing for greater payloads making this vehicle ideal for commercial applications.

Designed for rugged Australian conditions, the FORCE Front Loader is built to last
Designed for rugged Australian conditions, the FORCE Front Loader is built to last

From start to finish Bucher Municipals UrBin Rear Loaders are designed, tested & manufactured to endure rugged Australian conditions. FORCE bodies are manufactured from high quality Hardox steel making them strong, light and hard wearing. The FORCE Front Loaders lift arms are manufactured from high strength Domex making them strong, light and hard wearing allowing them to lift heavier payloads and last longer.


The FORCE Front Loader comes standard with a 7” control monitor and with our Bucher iQ CANBus control system. This provides a fully configurable control system and diagnostic interface right at the vehicle operators fingertips.

Safer work for a safer community
Safer work for a safer community

All of Bucher Municipals FORCe Front Loaders come standard with a comprehensive range of safety features to keep both vehicle operators and your communities safe.

Our in-cab warning system keeps the operator informed on the vehicles status and the emergency stop button allows the operator to quickly and safely stop all body functions in the event of an emergency.Fork angle safety interlocks are fitted to prevent dangerous or unwanted extension of the lifting forks and vehicle speed is limited while the forks are raised above standard height.

All FORCE Front Loaders are fully compliant with Australian OH&S standards.

Key specifications

  • Application engineered, FORCE Font Loaders are available in 28.5m³ and 33.5m³ chassis configurations
  • 2500Kg lift capacity, 12 second cycle time and pack on the run capability allows for more bins in less time
  • Scissor-type design compaction system enables a higher compaction force and greater payloads
  • Reinforced Eject Blade and Hopper Frame provides strong and reliable compaction and a longer working life
  • A three lid hopper system improves shielding to minimize wind-blown rubbish, reducing overall environmental impact of the vehicle
  • For increased driver safety, the in-cab warning system covers: Arms raised, hopper lid open, tailgate open, flipping roof raised
  • A wide range of add-on options are available to ensure the FORCE Front Loader always meets both the job and customer expectations
  • Improved safety access to the front of body and roof with new design access ladders

Key Features

Safety Features
Body Features
Bin Lifter Arms & Forks
Hopper & Eject Blad
Weighing Systems
Service & Warranty

Providing a safer working environment

Bucher Municipal’s FORCE Front Loader comes standard with a range of safety features and is fully compliant with all Australian OH&S standards to ensure the safety of your operators and your communities.

  • Emergency stops
  • In-Cab warning system
  • Safety interlocks at body access points
  • Dual self-aligning tailgate props
  • Hydraulic cylinder burst valves
  • Fork angle safety interlock
  • Vehicle speed limit when over height

Built to Last

Designed for rugged Australian conditions, Bucher Municipal’s FORCE Front Loader is built to last.

  • Manufactured from wear resistant high grade steel
  • Smooth body design with single side sheets
  • Floor mounted sump with muck out doors and spill trays on both sides
  • Water tight tailgate seal
  • High front spill panel
  • Wear resistant steel ejector blade runners
  • Replaceable ejector blade wear pads

Bin Lifters for Every Application

As standard Bucher Municipal’s FORCE Front Loader comes equipped with a 2500Kg capacity bin lifter. The bin lifter forks are zinc plated to reduce corrosion and the arm geometry provides the optimum bin discharge position.

Bucher Municipal also offers optional sliding forks for collections with different sized bins, heavy duty forks if you require extra lifting force and an MGB lifter suited to the full range of 80L – 1100L MGB. For more information about these optional extras please see the product brochure or get in touch with your local sales representative.

Maximum Payloads and Longer Working Life

The Bucher Municipal FORCE Front Loader comes equipped with an 8.5m³ hopper manufactured from high grade wear resistant Hardox steel. Our profiled lid design improves hopper strength and our 3 lid hopper system improves shielding, minimizing wind-blown rubbish. The hopper can be accessed via the built in access ladder, platform and mesh door with safety interlock.

The FORCE Front Loader also comes standard with reinforced twin ejector blade cylinders and a reinforced hopper frame allowing for maximum compaction force, increased payloads and a longer working life.

Bucher Municipal also offers optional hopper floor wear strips to provide additional strength for heavy duty applications such as construction waste or hard garbage.

Fully Integrated Underbody & Bin Lifter Weighing Systems

Bucher Municipal offers a fully integrated underbody weight system that provides the operator with up to date payload information. Allowing you to keep your payloads within legal limits and ensure the safety of vehicle operators and other road users.

Additionally Bucher Municipal offers the Loadrite bin weighing system. Mounted on the bin lifter arm this unit provides individual bin weights and total payload information to the driver via an in-cab display unit.

Comprehensive Warranty and Protection


All Bucher Municipal FORCE Front Loader comes with a 1 year/2500 hour warranty providing you with comprehensive protection against vehicle faults and fully covers the labor costs of your first vehicle service.

A technical & spare parts manual is also included with every vehicle.

An extended 2 year/4800 hours comprehensive warranty and maintenance packages are also available, see the product brochure or contact your local sales representative for more information.

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