Clean sweep for Iveco with JW Crowther deal18 November 2016

Plant hire business JW Crowther has expanded its 45-strong fleet with an Iveco New Eurocargo road sweeper, featuring a body built by Johnston Sweepers, and is describing it as “absolutely perfect” for its operation.

Supplied by Iveco dealer Northern Commercials, the Leeds-based operator’s new addition is a left-hand drive New Eurocargo (ML150E22), powered by Iveco’s Tector 7 engine, which produces up to 220bhp between 1,950 and 2,500 rpm, and up to 800 Nm of torque between 1,250 and 1,950 rpm.

JW Crowther’s director Nigel Crowther says: “We have a number of road sweepers built on a competing truck manufacturer’s chassis, but owing to the low speed, stop-start nature of road sweeping work, they suffer frequent downtime due to forced regeneration.

“Iveco’s New Eurocargo eliminates that issue thanks to its HI-SCR passive regeneration system... It’s absolutely perfect for this type of operation.”

The truck’s 12-speed transmission is also a boon, he adds, giving drivers precision control with the ease of two-pedal operation.

JW Crowther is one of the first UK sweeper fleets to take delivery of the Euro 6 road sweeper, which was unveiled at the CV Show earlier this year following a development project with Johnston Sweepers.

Iveco now offers New Eurocargo sweeper chassis in 7.5, 12, 15 and 18-tonne models, and in left-hand drive, right-hand drive and dual-steer variants.

Laura Cork

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