Trash Knight FAQs

Q. Will the automated truck pick my cans off the Trash Knight96?
A. No. Your cans must be unloaded from the cart via the ramp and spread apart the recommended distance- usually 18-24 inches.
Q. Can I manually pull my 96 gallon unit down my short, but rough driveway?
A. Yes, but it can be quite a workout. We usually recommend that if your driveway is not very close to flat and smooth, that you tow your unit if at all possible. We would never want anyone to purchase a unit that didn’t make life significantly easier. It only takes a minute to hitch up.
Q. My driveway is very rough/rutted. What should I order?
A. We should talk about it. Our normal 96 gallon unit is set up to flat tow, with heavy duty steerable casters in the front and fixed ones in the rear. This works great on smooth or slightly bumpy gravel drives. If your driveway is really bad, we may need to build you a rigid tongue unit so that the front wheels are off the ground. This will cost a bit more and require a small trailer jack to be mounted on the front of the unit to aid in lifting it onto your hitch ball.
Q. I have full size 96 gallon yard waste and recycling cans, but a smaller garbage can. Will it still work?
A. Yes. The 96 gallon units are designed to fit a wide range of cans, but some folks have smaller units mixed in with bigger ones. All has worked well in our testing by putting the smaller can in the middle, or in the case of a two can unit, the smaller can in front. If for some reason this does not work, we can figure it out.
Q. How fast can I tow my Trash Knight96?
A. We generally recommend walking speed. Slightly faster for smooth surfaces, slightly slower for rough.
Q. Do I park my 96 gallon unit on the right or left side of my house?
A. All of our units are ambidextrous. They can be assembled with the pull handle or towing tongue and the steering casters and fixed casters on either end. When you choose the location for your unit, the ramp should be closest to the house and the handle or tongue toward the street so that it can be loaded from the correct side and pulled straight to the curb.
Q. Do I take my cans off the Trash Knight when it is in the yard?

A. The 96 gallon unit is designed to be used with the cans sitting on it. The only time you need to unload the cans is when you take them to the curb.

About trashknight

Mountain Metalwerks LLC is an Oakhurst, California company located in the foothills of the Sierra mountain range. Tired of picking up garbage, the owner invented The TrashKnight. The TrashKnight has successfully protected residential garbage from animal intrusion (including several black bear attempts) for almost two years.

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