Monmouthshire County Council collects seven 4x2 Dennis Eagle Elites

Monmouthsire County Council has purchased seven 4x2 Dennis Eagle Elite refuse collection trucks with Twin Pack bodies and lifts. The trucks have been designed to minimise movement of bins from the back of the vehicle and enable safe collection of bags and bins in the same round.

Nick Bennett, deputy operations manager for Monmouthshire’s Waste and Street Services, said: “We’re changing our recycling regime to bring it in line with the Welsh Government’s blueprint and we want to separate glass from other waste streams to increase the quality of our recycled material, so the Twin Packs were needed.

"It is difficult to collect in narrow streets where increasing numbers of cars are parked, so we decided on the narrow vehicles to make manoeuvring easier and collections more efficient. The Elite chassis was the obvious choice for a low-entry, narrow-bodied vehicle and we also liked the safety aspect of the cab, which provides great visibility,” he added.

Wynnstay puts a trio of DAF CFs on the road

Wynnstay has put a trio of new wagon and drags on the road. The DAF CF 480 FAS 6x2 Space Cabs, all fitted with 27ft Cartwright curtainsided bodies, have VBG couplings and are paired with 23ft trailers.

The trucks, which are based at the haulier’s Llansantffraid depot, are being used to distribute animal feed.

Wynnstay national transport and compliance manager Phil Jones said: “Our new DAFs were selected on cost, reliability and driver comfort. Our drivers have taken well to the vehicles and are impressed with their performance and cab comfort.”

Supplied by Greenhous Commercials in Shrewsbury, they will be maintained in-house.