The vehicle is a 26-tonne gvw L 280 6x2 rigid, with a flatbed body and a Palfinger PK19.001 SLD 5 18.5-tonne-metre loader crane, and it is being used as a support truck for the operator’s London crane fleet.
The ‘City Safe’ factory-fitted optional lower window in the passenger door – available on the new generation P and L series – means the vehicle achieves the highest five-star rating under the mayor of London’s proposed Direct Vision standard.
“As soon as we heard the L-series was coming, I thought it would make an ideal vehicle for use in London,” says Trevor Jepson, City Lifting’s managing director.
“There’s no question that the lower cab gives better vision all round, and the City Safe window in the passenger door adds more visibility where it’s needed most on the nearside.
“Our L-series qualifies for a five-star rating under Transport for London’s Direct Vision scheme – you can’t get better than that.”