The trucks – 58 and 59 plate Dennis Eagle 26-tonners with Terberg bin lifts – were due to be replaced when their refuse collection contract was extended by a year.
“The timeline of a contract changed and we considered hiring new vehicles,” explains Wiltshire Council fleet manager Andrew Saxton.
“It worked out much better value to have the vehicles overhauled rather than hiring [new] vehicles. In fact, it has cost us a fraction of what we would have spent on rental charges,” he adds.
Both vehicle bodies and bin lifts required extensive repair work, including a major packer overhaul and ejector panel repairs.
Repair work included replacing all pins, bushes and bearings, checking or replacing control units and switches, as well as cosmetic repairs.
One vehicle was repainted due to extend of welding work required.
“The vehicles look fantastic: the supervisors and fleet manager were extremely impressed when they came back,” says Saxton.
“The service, care and attention to detail and professionalism from RVS is second to none.”