Supplied by dealer Rygor Commercials, the new RCV is based on a 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos rear-steer chassis. The 22m³ N4 body is fitted with an L200 trade bin lift, which is fully detachable for easy maintenance.
The N4 rear loader is Geesinknorba’s latest design, with a lighter body, and upgraded electronic and hydraulic components.
It has a short packing cycle, a fast slide-and-sweep mechanism, and the ability to accommodate multiple waste streams via ten different compaction levels.
The vehicle is also equipped with a Smart Pack fuel-saving system for the pump, dynamic container weighing and identification technology from c-trace, and a 360-degree camera recording system.
Select has other Geesinknorba-bodied trucks on its fleet, and has already ordered another N4 for delivery in September.
“We like the clean line design of the N4 – it is both modern and user friendly,” says Philip stone, Select’s managing director.
“We know from our previous experience of working with Geesinknorba that their products are good quality and reliable, and so is their aftersales service.”
On the chassis choice, he adds: “Around 80% of our vehicles are Mercedes and we chose the Antos on this occasion because financially it makes a lot of sense. Not only is this chassis significantly cheaper to purchase than our usual spec, the fixed maintenance costs are lower, and this truck will deliver better fuel economy, which has a positive effect on our carbon footprint.
“The N4 body really suits this chassis. For us, a refuse truck is a big investment. It needs to look right, and all the elements need to work well together.”