Iveco has supplied a pair of 18-tonne Eurocargo skip loaders from its DriveAway range of ready-bodied vehicles to Brown Recycling, Staffordshire’s largest waste management company.
Both 4x2 rigids feature Boughton bodywork and were available to buy direct from local dealer Sherwood Truck & Van’s forecourt. This enabled them to enter operation as soon as they had been painted in Brown Recycling’s livery.
The new arrivals will transport full and empty skip loads between depots in Crewe, Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford, replacing older models, and are expected to remain in service for five years.
Each Eurocargo ML180E25 is powered by an ultra-clean 6.7-litre Tector engine and delivers 251hp at 2,500 rev/min and 850Nm of torque between 1,250 and 2,050rev/min – making it ideal for even the most demanding waste collection duties.
The Eurocargo included Iveco’s HI-SCR emissions technology, which utilises passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter. As there is no need to make periodic stops for forced regeneration, the single anti-emission system does not need driver involvement or downtime from active regeneration.
Iveco’s DriveAway programme is designed to help operators get new vehicles on the road almost immediately, with the manufacturer offering bodywork for everything from general haulage and temperature-controlled distribution, to specialist bodies for the construction, demolition and waste sectors.
This includes skip loaders from body manufacturers including Boughton, Hiab and Hyva. All vehicles come with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty covering body and chassis.