Colas takes on seven Iveco tippers for Portsmouth CC

Published:  06 January, 2012

The new Iveco ECODAILY 7 tonne tippers will be working on a major Private Finance Initiative with Portsmouth City Council, where they will be used to support the maintenance and management of the City's highways infrastructure in a contract that lasts 29 years.

The new tippers are some of the first of this type to be used in the UK, and replace a fleet of 3.5 tonne tippers. The fleet will be used over the next five years to be in operation seven days a week. Each of the trucks has been mounted with a Charlton tipper body, delivering a payload of 3,3660kg.

The ECODAILY's green credentials are far reaching, as they are classed as Environmentally friendly Enhanced Vehicle (EEV). This is one step further than Euro5, making EEVs far cleaner than the minimum legal standard. Still, there is no lack in power as the engine is powered by a 3.0litre four-cylinder engine, capable of producing 170hp.

The vehicle is comfortable in heavy traffic and responds quickly to sudden acceleration – even when fully loaded. The extended service intervals range up to every 40,000 miles, helping to reduce fleet downtime and operating costs.

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