Swan Commercials previewed the third generation of its innovative belt discharge rigid truck body at Tip-ex 2019.
The Wigan-built body, which has been retrofitted onto a 2006 Volvo FM Globetrotter for customer C McElchare Ltd, will be used in road surface dressing.
The truck has a 20-tonne payload, can be fully discharged in as little as two minutes.
Safety features include banksmen lights along the side of the truck’s body, and in-cab cameras, allowing the driver to monitor the discharge from the cab. The belt can also be operated by a wander lead at the back of the vehicle, or by remote control.
In addition to being more stable than a conventional tipper, the load can be discharged with precision, and it can be operated beneath trees, lampposts and other overhead obstacles.