Picture of an IVECO Eurocargo road sweeper in Dawsonrentals Sweepers' Union Jack livery

Dawsonrentals Sweepers orders 46 IVECO Eurocargos

Published:  03 July, 2017

IVECO has won an order for 46 new 15-tonne Eurocargos from Dawsonrentals Sweepers. 

It is IVECO’s largest road sweeper order in the UK since re-launching a dedicated Euro VI sweeper chassis in 2016.
Supplied by Brighouse-based Northern Commercials, the new arrivals are ideally suited for the low-speed environment and frequent stop/start nature of sweeper applications.

They are the only Euro VI medium-range vehicles to meet emissions standards with a single anti-emission system – IVECO’s unique HI-SCR technology – which uses passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter

This means productivity is increased, as the HI-SCR system requires neither driver involvement nor downtime from forced regeneration. HI-SCR technology also eliminates any requirement for customers to periodically operate the vehicle at motorway speeds to clean out the DPF – which can negatively impact upon fuel use, vehicle availability and driver’s hours.

Johnston Sweepers supplied bodies for 40 of the new left-hand drive trucks, with the remaining six mounted by Scarab.
Paul Shires, managing director at Dawsonrentals Sweepers, said: ‘The HI-SCR system was a huge draw for us.

‘The low speeds involved in sweeper operations means downtime for forced regeneration can be a frequent occurrence. With HI-SCR, there’s no need for our customers to stop to regenerate, and drivers don’t have to push any buttons to operate the system – it’s the perfect solution for the job.

‘This is the first IVECO order we’ve placed in eight years and we’re putting the new vehicles into service on contracts across the UK. Early feedback has been very positive and it’s given us a lot of confidence in the IVECO brand.’

Powered by IVECO’s Tector 7 engine, the Eurocargo can produce up to 220hp at 2,500rpm and up to 800Nm of torque between 1,250 and 1,900rpm. Each vehicle is equipped with a 12-speed EuroTronic automated transmission, which offers drivers precision control.

The trucks will be in service with Dawsonrentals Sweepers fleet for at least five years, operating with fleets nationwide, including local authorities and facilities management companies. All service and maintenance work will be carried out within the IVECO dealer network.

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