Bournemouth increases capacity of new RCV

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Bournemouth Council has invested in a new 32 tonne refuse vehicle equipped with safety technology which is expected to perform the same rounds as previously carried out by two vehicles.

The 32 tonne Olympus 27 refuse collection vehicle from Dennis Eagle is equipped with a Terberg OmniTRADE bin lift as well as safety equipment from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS). The new vehicle will form part of Bournemouth Council’s refuse collection fleet.

Paul Hancock, principal fleet engineering & depot services manager, Bournemouth Council, said: “The increased capacity of this vehicle will enable us to improve the efficiency of our service and save costs by completing the equivalent of two rounds without having to go back and forth to the tip.”

Richard Taylor, sales and marketing director at Dennis Eagle, said: “We’ve worked with Bournemouth Council for a number of years. As well as our new DennisConnect telematics system, the vehicle also features a Euro 6 compliant engine which is expected to lead to reduced CO₂ emissions for the council.”

In line with the rest of the authority’s waste and recycling fleet, this vehicle has been fitted with the Cyclear cyclist safety system, RX4 four-way hard disk recording camera system, reversing radars and LED lightboard, all from ISS.

Hancock added: “The safety of the public, and our staff, is a high priority. The vehicle will be working in public areas and during the evening so we have made sure it is highly visible and equipped with the best safety devices.”

The vehicle is anticipated to initially carry out combined trade and litter collections including the beach. It also assisted in cleaning up the local area during Bournemouth’s Air Festival which took place in August 2016.


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