Picture of Bournemouth's new Dennis bin lorry

Bournemouth buys super-safe, super-size RCV

Published:  19 September, 2016

Bournemouth Council has bought a new 32-tonne refuse collection vehicle (RCV) equipped with the latest safety technology, which will perform the same rounds as previously carried out by two vehicles.

The 32 tonne Olympus 27, from Dennis Eagle, is equipped with a Terberg Omnitrade bin lift as well as safety equipment from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS). It will form part of Bournemouth Council’s refuse collection fleet, which consists almost entirely of Dennis Eagle products.

Paul Hancock, principal fleet engineering & depot services manager at Bournemouth Council, said: ‘The increased capacity of this vehicle will enable us to improve the efficiency of our service and save costs by completing the equivalent of two rounds without having to go back and forth to the tip.’

Richard Taylor, sales and marketing director at Dennis Eagle, said: ‘We’ve worked with Bournemouth Council for a number of years and are delighted to have been chosen as the supplier for this latest order. As well as our new Dennisconnect telematics system, the vehicle also features a Euro 6 compliant engine which is expected to lead to reduced CO₂ emissions for the Council.’

In line with the rest of the Authority’s waste and recycling fleet, this vehicle has been fitted with the Cyclear cyclist safety system, RX4 four-way hard disk recording camera system, reversing radars and LED lightboard, all from ISS.

Picture of the new Dennis bin lorry next to Bournemouth beach

Paul Hancock added: ‘The safety of the public and our staff is a high priority. The vehicle will be working in public areas and during the evening too, so we have made sure it is highly visible and equipped with the best safety devices. Having worked with ISS for over six years we know their products to be of the highest quality and extremely reliable.’

Gavin Thoday, director of Coventry-based ISS said: ‘Bournemouth Council has always shown a serious commitment to the safety of its fleet and we are delighted to be the authority’s chosen partner in this area.’

The vehicle will initially carry out combined trade and litter collections on rounds including the sea front.

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