Searching for used gritter trucks for sale should happen well before the cold weather sets in. This is not always the case and when the snow and ice arrives, people then start to find a bargain used gritter and snow plough combination. You may find that buying a gritter is cheaper in the Summer months, but you will then have to store and maintain the truck until it is needed. Often gritters can have swap bodies which means that they can be used for other purposes throughout the year. This also means that it is relatively straightforward to change the chassis for a newer one and keep the gritter body. You will often find gritters set up with a snow plough configuration at the front – this will help the trucks to get through the bad weather and clear the roads, gritting or salting them after the plough has cleared the worst of the snow and ice away. There are always plenty of used gritters advertised here at Truckpages all year round.
South Gloucestershire Council has taken delivery of seven new Volvo FMX 330 6x4 and two FMX 330 4x4 rigids, each mounted with a snow plough and gritting body. Supplied by Stuart Pearce, EV & Fleet Solutions Manager at Truck and Bus Wales and West, the nine new FMXs join a 45-strong HGV fleet, 15 of which are currently supplied by Volvo Trucks. The deal builds on a 10-year relationship the Council has enjoyed with the Swedish manufacturer. Ron Dovey, Fleet Operations Manager at South Gloucestershire Council, says: “Reliability and prompt back-up from the local dealer are essential for us, as…>
Gritters don’t tend to be replaced too often, as they tend to work for a few weeks a year – especially the specialist 4x4 trucks that can’t be as readily repurposed for the (warmer) rest of the year. With the new emissions requirements in London councils are having to change their gritters and so are taking the opportunity to trial something different. Barnet is known for being a particularly hilly part of London and to make matters worse, it has plenty of low bridges. So, the truck needs to be 4x4 but not sit too high up with the 4x4…>
With some 40 Mercedes gritters on their fleet, loyal Mercedes Trucks customer, Worcestershire County Council has upgraded to three new Arocs models, sending the outgoing trucks to the auctions for sale. Newest Mercedes Arocs Gritters arrive at Worcestershire County Council Local Council Buys Locally Local Dealer group Rygor Commercials has supplied three new-generation Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2630Ks with ground-breaking MirrorCam technology instead of conventional mirrors and will deliver three more before the end of the year. The Mercedes-Benz Arocs range is purposed designed for construction and associated applications. With 6x4 drivelines and full steel suspension offering excellent ground clearance, Worcestershire County…>
While the country is basking in temperatures above 30 degrees, there are businesses preparing for the colder weather to come. One such company is Econ Engineering Ltd. – the UK’s largest manufacturer of gritters and salt spreading vehicles. They have taken delivery of eight new DAF LF 260 ‘Construction’ 4x2 rigid dry-spreaders with the extended day cab to service its customer contract with Egis Road Operation M40 Ltd. Supplied through DAF Dealer, Lancashire DAF, and acquired through PACCAR Financial, the eight new dry spreaders will enter service with Egis to ensure the maintenance of the M40 motorway during the winter…>