IVECO has supplied a pair of 18-tonne Eurocargo skip loaders from its DriveAway range of ready-bodied vehicles to Brown Recycling, Staffordshire’s largest waste management company.
Both 4×2 rigids feature Boughton bodywork and were available to buy direct from local IVECO dealer Sherwood Truck & Van’s forecourt, enabling them to enter operation just as soon as they’d been painted in the customer’s distinctive brown livery. The delivery marks a major conquest order for IVECO, joining a 40-strong fleet of predominantly competitor vehicles.
The new arrivals will transport full and empty skip loads between depots in Crewe, Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford, replacing older models and are expected to remain in service for five years.
Rod Brown, Managing Director at Brown Recycling, says: “The expansion of IVECO’s DriveAway range to include skip loaders was the deciding factor for us; other manufacturers simply couldn’t compete on lead time. Having access to pre-bodied vehicles direct from the forecourt simplified the whole buying process and meant we only had to deal with a single point of contact at the dealer from start to finish.”
Performance of the vehicles
Commenting on the performance of the vehicles, Brown adds: “The drivers’ reaction to the Eurocargos has been really positive and they are fitting into the fleet really well. Our team particularly like the ease of access into the cab and the vehicle’s overall manoeuvrability – we deliver skips into some pretty narrow areas and the turning circle is winning a lot of praise. It’s likely the Eurocargo will be on our shopping list again.”
Described as ‘the truck the city likes’, each Eurocargo ML180E25 is powered by an ultra-clean 6.7-litre Tector engine and delivers an impressive 251hp at 2,500 rev/min and 850Nm of torque between 1,250 and 2,050 rev/min – making it ideal for even the most demanding waste collection duties.
Both vehicles have been supplied with a five-year IVECO Elements repair and maintenance contract, structured to maximise uptime and performance over a long life. All routine maintenance work will be carried out at Sherwood Truck & Van’s Stoke-on-Trent dealership, conveniently located just two miles from the customer’s principal site.
The Eurocargo offers all the advantages of IVECO’s patented HI-SCR emissions technology, which utilises passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter. As there is no need to make periodic stops for forced regeneration, the single anti-emission system increases productivity for the operator as it doesn’t need driver involvement nor downtime from active regeneration.
IVECO’s DriveAway programme is designed to help operators get new vehicles on the road almost immediately, with the manufacturer offering bodywork for everything from general haulage and temperature controlled distribution, to specialist bodies for the construction, demolition and waste sector. This includes skip loaders from a choice of body manufacturers, including Boughton, HIAB and Hyva. All vehicles come with a comprehensive two-year unlimited mileage warranty covering the body and chassis.
Brown Recycling is a family-run business with more than 80 years’ experience in the waste management sector. As well as skip hire, it also provides scrap metal and recycling services.
For further information about IVECO: www.IVECO.com