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.
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…>
It makes perfect sense for a council to buy the truck that is safest to use – especially when the truck is involved with erecting safety cones and other traffic management duties. The cone-carrying Econics are the first trucks that Days Fleet has sourced from Euro Commercials That’s what Cardiff Council procurement chiefs did when they ordered two new Mercedes-Benz Econics to help traffic flow smoothly in and around the city. Based on low-entry 18-tonne Econic chassis supplied by South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials, the impact protection vehicles (IPV) are the subject of a lease agreement with Swansea-based Days Fleet,…>
First Scania launched the City Safe window which was fitted in the passenger door of its low-entry L-Series cab. Now the L-Series benefits from an optional ‘Scania City Door’ – an inward swinging glass door improving access and visibility for the driver. L-series cabs with Scania City Door – inward swinging glass door No news whether this will be made available in right hand drive form as yet. “The L-series is much appreciated, and is generating much attention to Scania’s urban offer in general and from customers in refuse collection in particular,” says Mikael Schuer, Product Manager, Scania Trucks. “The…>
Greener Ealing is a brand new trading company belonging to Ealing Council (West London) and has commissioned 32 Econic refuse collection vehicles as part of a major investment in new equipment. Brand new Econic fleet for Ealing Council The Econic Specification Supplied by Dealer S & B Commercials, the 26-tonne 6x2 chassis have rear-steer axles that enhance manoeuvrability and are fitted with FAUN Zoeller Variopress compaction bodies and bin lifts. A further three, which will have dual compartment Selectapress bodies with a 70:30 split by the same manufacturer, are still to be delivered. As specified by Greener Ealing the Econic…>
The most impressive piece of news is that local councils are actually investing in infrastructure for providing services to the residents of the borough. Many councils will outsource the work or underinvest in a fleet renewal programme, but the ULEZ is forcing the hands of some boroughs. Lewisham has acquired no fewer than 39 Econics over the last few years. The council’s latest order of 24 Econics went to Mercedes-Benz Dealer Orwell Truck & Van to complete their waste collection and recycling vehicle replacement programme, adding to the 15 Econics acquired a couple of years ago. One of Lewisham Council's…>