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The Trashmaster is a recurring garbage truck. It succeeds the Garbage Truck from Grand Theft Auto 2, and reoccurs throughout the series, excluding GTA Chinatown Wars. It is manufactured by Jobuilt in the HD Universe.

Design

Throughout the games, its appearance has remained mostly the same, with the exception of the front cab, which switches around from flat cab-over design to a conventional cab in-between the games.

3D Universe

In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Trashmaster resembles a Mack MR. In GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, and GTA Vice City Stories it has a cab similar to the Yankee, but the grille is slightly altered, GTA San Andreas's version also has different headlights, added turning signals, bears Sanitary Andreas logos.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The GTA IV rendition is the most realistic yet, with LSD workers hanging on the back, as well as various other details. It closely resembles a DSNY (Department of Sanitation New York) Mack LE Refuse Collection Truck but the front is slightly altered. The front headlights and windshield design come from the Peterbilt Cab-Over Refuse Trucks.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Trashmaster is slightly changed in the headlights and generally in the front fascia and also in the colors: the truck, in fact, has a new completely gray paintjob and has adverts on both sides. This time loses the mounted front defense. A poster on the left (driver's) side of the truck reads "Little Pricks" and a poster on the right (passenger's) side reads "Butt Lovers". The rear features altered lights, and the side ladders on the refuse dump of the truck are removed. Side fuel tanks have now also been added to the vehicle, attached to the main chassis. The front tow-hitch device is also removed and a new lined-grille is installed, being shorter and having fewer elements.

In game, the vehicle features the City of Los Santos logo on the front doors. Despite the fact that the vehicle has no badging, police radio chatter reveals that the manufacturer is Jobuilt.

Grand Theft Auto Online

An alternate version of the Trashmaster appears in the Heists Update in GTA Online, which features a very rusty rear, notably at the bottom. This variant cannot be obtained in normal gameplay, however, it can be used by setting the team respawn vehicle to the second Trashmaster on the list in a GTA Capture, in the Creator.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

The Trashmaster has a slow but powerful engine, and when at its top speed, is a threat to other motorists on the road. However, durability is slightly worse than expected for a truck of its size, but deformation/body damage is mostly unnoticeable. The truck has a high chance of rolling over when cornering at high speed.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Returning in the HD Universe, the Trashmaster comes much slower and harder to handle. The truck is powered by what seems to be a large 6 cylinder engine, with a RWD layout, and a 6 speed gearbox. The trucks is very slow at accelerating, due to the large and heavy rear, and the unequal weight distribution. The Trashmaster is also hard to turn quickly, due to the very differently sized rear, which can cause mistakes when reversing down allies and attempting to turn around.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
62 / 100
Top Speed (Tested)
n/a

FR Inline 6 (Sound)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
RWD
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
6
Gears (Tested)
6

6500 / 14330 (Handling.dat)


Grand Theft Auto V

Trashmaster-GTAV-RSCStats

Performance statistics on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

In GTA V, the Trashmaster is no longer heavily dragged by its weight, and is now more secure and stiffer in suspension. Cornering is much of an improvement, but oversteer is still present. Acceleration is more responsive, as are the throttle and brakes. The engine sound remains the same, being a 6 cylinder diesel. Its gearbox is reduced to a 5 speed gearbox and weight is increased by 2500 kg.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 110 / 177 (Handling.dat)

n/a

RWD (Handling.dat)

5 (Handling.dat)

9000 / 19842 (Handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

12.1 Seconds 91 / 146

FR Inline 6 (Sound)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Image Gallery

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Locations

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Can be seen driving around near airports and docks throughout the state.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

Manhunt2-Trashmaster-rear

The Trashmaster featured in Manhunt 2. Notice the same textures as of GTA III

Manhunt2-Trashmaster-front

Front of the truck featured in Manhunt 2

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • The GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the truck is unusual in that its door will not be closed when the player exits the truck on a flat surface; the player must disembark onto a surface more elevated than that where the truck is in order to close the door. This peculiarity is also seen on other vehicles with high driver compartments, such as the Dumper in GTA San Andreas.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • In GTA IV, the Trashmaster's compacter can be operated by pressing the sprint button. This comes into play during the mission Taking in the Trash; the men Niko is working with will only throw the bags into the truck when the rear lid is open. However, it can not be opened after or before the mission and will only stop the truck.
  • The Trashmaster is usually scheduled to roam Liberty City picking up trash on Tuesdays & Fridays.
  • The Trashmaster's front turning lights will not light up. However, only the light reflection on the ground is visible. This is most likely a minor cosmetic glitch.
  • It is not possible to carry four people using the Trashmaster, even though it can be seen with two LSD workers on the back.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The second variant, along with the Lost Slamvan and the second variant of the Barracks are the only DLC vehicles that are not available for purchase.

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