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Leeds-based waste solutions business LSS Waste Management is adding 14 Scania XT vehicles to its fleet.

The latest vehicles are two tippers, two hook-loaders and 10 skip loaders. LSS managing director Nigel Woolford said: “The feedback from the drivers of the XT models is that they are outstanding vehicles. In particular they like the comfort, visibility, power and ease of driving. From a business perspective, fuel economy is also improved. We are currently running fuel tests on our skip loaders, hook-loaders and tippers, and they are all looking much improved.”

Northern Ireland waste management specialist RiverRidge has completed the latest phase of its ongoing expansion programme by taking delivery of 20 Mercedes-Benz Econics. The low-entry refuse collection vehicles were supplied by MBNI Truck & Van. All 2630L models, the trucks are powered by fuel-efficient 7.7-litre engines that generate 220kW (299hp) and drive through Allison six-speed automatic transmissions. Their Titan compactor bodies and trade binlifts are by specialist manufacturer CP Davidson.

Andover, Hampshire-based Digging It plans to increase its diversity of plant hire, civil engineering services and bulk excavation. Its latest deal through Molson Group is a 14-tonne class Hyundai HX140L excavator. The machine is powered by a four-cylinder Perkins 1204F-E44TAN 4-cycle turbocharged engine with has a gross power output rating of 92.7kw (124hp) at 1,950rpm.

Northumberland County Council is to invest £8.6m in the next three years to replace its existing 50-strong refuse collection vehicle (RCV) fleet and add two more vehicles. All 52 Dennis Eagle RCVs will be fitted with Terberg OmniDEL Xtra bin lifts; six have already been delivered and are now in service. The RCVs feature reduced exhaust emissions and better fuel economy, as well as increased waste capacity – meaning fewer trips to waste transfer sites. The narrow rear-steer chassis will aid manoeuvrability around smaller streets and tight spots.

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