There are plenty of used low entry cabs for sale at Truckpages. Normally used for municipal duties, such as refuse trucks, low entry cabs are gaining a stronger following from other industries.
The direct vision standards for Greater London favour low access cabs, as they have better all round vision, as the driver is closer to the floor and therefore nearer to head height of even the smallest of people.
Industries that spend a lot of time in urban environments, such as scaffolders are discovering the benefits of these types of cabs especially because they usually have extra seats – helpful to get a gang to site.
Increasingly, tipper and mixer operators are seeing that using a low entry cab can help them to comply with FORS and CLOCS.
There has historically been two brands dominating this market – the Dennis with their Elite 6 and Mercedes with the Econic. Volvo is a smaller player – their cab looks like an existing cab mounted lower down, rather than a purpose-built low entry cab. A newcomer to the market is Scania’s L-Series which looks a little more purpose-built.
Most skips are used in urban environments and the truck used to deliver and collect them can travel further than most dustcarts – with drivers in an out of the cab nearly as frequently. This means that ease of cab access combined with excellent pedestrian visibility should be a must. It was these qualities and more that pointed london-based O'Donovan Waste Disposal Limited to become the UK's first waste management and recycling specialist to introduce a skiploader based on a Scania L-series chassis into service. Benefiting from a Transport for London five star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating, the vehicle…>
Totally Local Company Limited (TLC) had an exacting set of requirements for its latest trucks, and a pair of Mercedes-Benz Econics met or exceeded every one of them. The Stockport-based operator’s 32-tonne tipper-grabs were supplied by North West Dealer eStar Truck & Van and are now hard at work on a range of construction projects for public and private sector clients. TLC runs a range of heavy trucks. Although these are its first Econic tippers, many of the company’s refuse collection vehicles are based on the same chassis and have proved both reliable and cost-effective to operate. "For such a…>
Mercedes has a goal in sight – which usually means the company will achieve it. They are in the final stages of testing their electric Econic for refuse applications and plan to have it in full series production sometime next year. At the moment, the testing is being carried out by engineers with customer tests shortly afterwards. The test engineers’ focus is on trials of the vehicle’s safety, performance and durability. The eEconic will also have to prove itself in tests of the batteries and the electric powertrain in summer and in winter. The vehicle is also being subjected to…>
Expect to see more trucks of this type appearing on our streets – low entry cabs are better for the driver and crew and better for pedestrians thanks to the improved visibility over a standard truck cab. They are no longer simply the domain of refuse trucks. Expect to see at least three more on the roads, as Ringway has added three new Volvo FE 6x2 rigid trucks to its expansive fleet, with low-entry cabs. The highway maintenance specialist will use the 26-tonne crane-equipped tippers on a variety of contracts in busy urban areas across England. It’s about improving community…>
The workshop is familiar with them, they are reliable over a ten-year working life, but the key factor in Moray council choosing four new Econics was the safety features. All but three of Moray Council’s 29 refuse collection trucks are Mercedes trucks. Vehicle Services & Compliance Manager John Pearson said: “We know from experience that the Econic is highly dependable over a 10-year working life, during which it provides excellent value for money thanks to low running costs and minimal downtime. “It also helps that our in-house technicians are very experienced when it comes to maintaining the fleet, and can…>