Gritter and salt spreading specialist Econ Engineering has added eight DAF LF 260 Construction 4x2 rigid dry spreaders with extended day cabs to its fleet.
The 18-tonners, which were supplied by Lancashire DAF, were acquired as a result of the firm’s contract with construction and engineering giant Egis for use on its Road Operation M40 project during the winter.
The LFs have winter maintenance bodywork, which was designed and fitted by Econ, a rear inspection platform with three-point contact access ladder, and safety rails for load bay inspection and body washing, and 10-tonne payloads.
The spreader is controlled by Econ’s Spargo Touch Control and E-drive navigation systems, which allow the driver to operate the spreader manually or run it automatically via the E-drive system and disperse grit on a pre-programmed route at up to 45mph.
“When evaluating the fleet replacements, we looked at all available options and, when it came down to the final shortlist, the combination of a 10-tonne payload, standard specification, chassis versatility, fuel economy, and then the deal through Paccar Financial, meant DAF was the clear choice,” said Econ’s sales manager Steve Sinnott.
“The new spreaders have been prepared and ready for operational use ahead of winter. Due to the special nature of the equipment, we will continue to provide round-the-clock service and maintenance of the vehicle bodywork thanks to our network of mobile engineers ensuring the trucks are always operational no matter the weather.”