Replacement refuse trucks feature electric bin lifts14 September 2020

SFS fleet operations manager Tim White; Hyndburn Borough Council executive director (environment) Steve Riley; and Hyndburn Borough Council transport manager Michael Ainsworth

Five brand-new refuse trucks, all fitted with fuel-saving electric bin lifting technology, have arrived at Hyndburn Borough Council (Lancashire).

The new fleet replaces vehicles that were damaged during an arson attack in December 2019. Half of the Council’s waste and recycling fleet was written off as a result of the attack. However, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd supplied temporary vehicles for the next day via municipal vehicle hire division CTS Hire.

Now, SFS has provided Hyndburn with permanent replacement vehicles, comprising five brand-new Dennis Eagle Olympus 19 Elite 6 narrow track mid-lift 26 tonne refuse trucks with Terberg Omnidel electric bin-lifts, VT 4 HD camera CCTV system, VT Banksman reversing system and VT Turnalarm system. The council added further fuel management, vehicle tracking and crew CRM equipment after taking delivery.

Michael Ainsworth, transport manager for Hyndburn Borough Council, added: “The council considers the environmental impacts of all replacement vehicles, even more so since declaring a climate emergency last year. So, we took the opportunity to specify electric bin-lifts, which are quieter, save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. The lifters and frame have also been painted green to make them stand out, and the council has reinforced its environmental credentials through simple messages on the sides of the vehicles. The new trucks look extremely impressive, so much so that we are keeping the same specification for our next five replacements due in 2021”.

SFS has been providing vehicles to Hyndburn Borough Council since 2010.

William Dalrymple

Related Companies
Dennis Eagle Ltd
Specialist Fleet Services Ltd
Terberg DTS (UK) Ltd

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