Best Bruder Garbage Truck

Are you searching for the best Bruder garbage truck and not sure which to choose? Maybe you're curious about the functionality of each? Which are the best sellers? And just how much are these going to cost? If you're asking yourself any of these questions, you found the right article!

The number one selling Bruder garbage truck in the United States in 2021 was the Bruder MAN TGS Side Loading Garbage Truck. However, the best Bruder garbage truck for you or your child will be based on the details that meet your specific wants and needs.

There are many great Bruder garbage trucks on the market. They are all highly detailed, are made with the quality you would expect from a German company, and are perfect for children who want to play with trucks and learn about garbage collection. They're also great for collectors.

After spending hours messing around with all of the Bruder garbage trucks, I'm excited to share my findings with you.

I recommend that while you read along, take note of the differences between these toy garbage trucks so that you can match those with your preferences. Be especially sure to check out the comparison charts as well.

Read on to discover everything you need to know to make an informed decision on the best Bruder garbage truck for you.

Bruder MAN TGS Rear Loading Garbage Truck

Front quarter view of the Bruder MAN TGS Rear Loading Garbage Truck with garbage bins.

  • Model Number: 03763
  • Truck Color: Light Grey (almost white)
  • Container Color: Green
  • Weight: 5.4 lbs
  • Licensing Manufacturer: MAN
  • Loading Type: Rear
  • Sales Rank: 5th out of 5
  • Price: $76.50

The MAN TGS Rear Loading Garbage Truck is the perfect way to make your trash pick-up day go smoothly. The process starts by filling both small refuse bins or containers into its back, which are then turned into a container through spindles turning them inside out when full! You can also tip this hauling armchair-style for easy emptying of any heavy loads.

This could be your truck if you're looking for a rear-loader and are price-conscient. It's the lowest price garbage truck that Bruder makes.

Bruder MAN TGS Side Loading Garbage Truck

Side view of the Bruder MAN TGS Side Loading Garbage Truck with the lifter being highlighted as it lifts a garbage bin.

Shop the Bruder MAN TGS Side-Loading Garbage Truck.

  • Model Number: 03761
  • Truck Color: Red
  • Container Color: Light Grey
  • Weight: 6.12 lbs
  • Licensing Manufacturer: MAN
  • Loading Type: Side
  • Sales Rank: 1st out of 5
  • Price: $88.20

I love this truck. It's no wonder this is the number one selling Bruder garbage truck in the United States. The lifter unit moves from the side to empty the bins. A screwing mechanism works the waste towards the back on the inside of the truck. The container will even tilt back as you open the tailgate to unload. There's plenty of play value here.

If you're looking for a side loader, Bruder only makes two, and this is one of them. This truck has excellent functionality and a lot of room in the container. If you want to follow the masses, this is Bruder's number one selling garbage truck.

Bruder MACK Granite Side-Loading Garbage Truck

Front quarterview of the Bruder MACK Granite Side-Loading Garbage Truck with trash containers. Highlights the lifter being used.
  • Model Number: 02811
  • Truck Color: Ruby-red
  • Container Color: Light Grey
  • Weight: 6.18 lbs
  • Licensing Manufacturer: MACK
  • Loading Type: Side
  • Sales Rank: 4th out of 5
  • Price: $88.25

The Mack Granite Side-Loading Garbage Truck has opening doors and a tilting engine bonnet, allowing you to see the engine. If you want to talk about detail, there are even folding rear view mirrors. It's the little things. It includes a manual lifter on the side and a screw system that moves the waste towards the back of the container. Open up the tailgate and tilt the container to empty.

I know there are plenty of MACK truck fans out there. If so, you may feel the same as I do. Going against the masses, this is my favorite side loader. It's big, and I like the way this thing looks.

Bruder MACK Granite Rear Loading Garbage Truck

Front quarter view of the Bruder MACK Granite Rear Loading Garbage Truck. The truck is red and the container is green.

  • Model Number: 02812
  • Truck Color: Ruby-red
  • Container Color: Green
  • Weight: 8.92 lbs
  • Licensing Manufacturer: MACK
  • Loading Type: Rear
  • Sales Rank: 2nd out of 5
  • Price: $93.25

There's plenty to love here about functionality as well. The engine hood opens, you have folding rear mirrors, and the doors open. You have a tilting container that can be opened up and includes a real working press. The tires are fully treaded as well.

If you're looking for a container that opens from the rear and you need to have a MACK truck, then this will be your choice. To note, we're on the higher side now on price.

Bruder SCANIA R-Series Rear Loading Garbage Truck

Side view of orange Bruder SCANIA R-Series Rear Loading Garbage Truck
  • Model Number: 03560
  • Truck Color: Orange
  • Container Color: Orange
  • Weight: 6.17 lbs
  • Licensing Manufacturer: SCANIA
  • Loading Type: Rear
  • Sales Rank: 3rd out of 5
  • Price: $93.60

This is a substantial garbage truck. You'll have folding mirrors and opening doors. A fully functional process for loading and unloading waste to and from the truck can be seen through an inspection window. There are many cool working parts on this truck.

First, if you need an orange truck, this is your only choice with Bruder. If you're concerned about price, you should know that this is the most expensive Bruder garbage truck. All in, it's a great truck.

Things to Consider When Comparing Bruder Garbage Trucks

There are several things to consider when you're looking to buy one of these trucks. Quality is not one of them. All these trucks are made with the highest quality materials and precision. Here are some things to be aware of when you're making a decision:

Price

Price is always a factor when choosing a new toy. This is especially true when you're buying a Bruder. This isn't a $20 truck. Here's a comparison chart of pricing on each of the Bruder garbage trucks:

Bruder Garbage Truck Model Price
MAN TGS Rear Loader 03763 76.50
MAN TGS Side Loader 03761 88.20
MACK Granite Side Loader 02811 88.25
MACK Granite Rear Loader 02812 93.25
SCANIA R-Series 03560 93.60

Size and Weight

These are all 1:16 scale, so they're relatively similar in size. The differences are a result of the real things. Here's a chart that breaks down the weight of each so you can get an idea of the size difference:

Bruder Garbage Truck Model Weight
MAN TGS Rear Loader 03763 5.4 lbs
MAN TGS Side Loader 03761 6.12 lbs
MACK Granite Side Loader 02811 6.18 lbs
MACK Granite Rear Loader 02812 8.92 lbs
SCANIA R-Series 03560 6.17 lbs

Colors

While color may not be important to some, for others, it's everything. Here's a comparison chart that gives you an idea of the colors of each garbage truck.

Bruder Garbage Truck Model Container Truck
MAN TGS Rear Loader 03763 Green Light Grey
MAN TGS Side Loader 03761 Light Grey Red
MACK Granite Side Loader 02811 Light Grey Ruby-red
MACK Granite Rear Loader 02812 Green Ruby-red
SCANIA R-Series 03560 Orange Orange

Features

Choosing between a rear-loader and a side-loader will help you narrow things down. This chart highlights the loading feature available for each truck:

Bruder Garbage Truck Model Loader
MAN TGS Rear Loader 03763 Rear
MAN TGS Side Loader 03761 Side
MACK Granite Side Loader 02811 Side
MACK Granite Rear Loader 02812 Rear
SCANIA R-Series 03560 Rear

Licensing Manufacturer

If you're looking for a specific truck brand, you have three choices with Bruder; MAN, MACK, or SANIA. You can review that with this chart:

Bruder Garbage Truck Model Price
MAN TGS Rear Loader 03763 MAN
MAN TGS Side Loader 03761 MAN
MACK Granite Side Loader 02811 MACK
MACK Granite Rear Loader 02812 MACK
SCANIA R-Series 03560 SCANIA

Sales

If you like to make a decision based on what sells the most, then here you go. This chart focuses on the sales rank of each garbage truck:

Bruder Garbage Truck Model Rank
MAN TGS Rear Loader 03763 5 of 5
MAN TGS Side Loader 03761 1 of 5
MACK Granite Side Loader 02811 4 of 5
MACK Granite Rear Loader 02812 2 of 5
SCANIA R-Series 03560 3 of 5

Conclusion

Hopefully, breaking each truck down will help you decide which will work best for you or your child. I love them all, each for different reasons. I'm lucky that I own a toy store and can play with whichever ones I want, whenever I want.

Seriously though, consider what things are most important to you, and you should have no problem deciding which is the best Bruder garbage truck for you or your child. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We love to hear from our customers!

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