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Inverclyde Council takes 11 Mercedes-Benz Econics


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Commercial Motor  /  April 7, 2017

Western Commercial’s Bellshill branch has supplied Inverclyde Council with 11 Mercedes-Benz Econics refuse trucks.

All are 6x2 Econic 2630 models with standard-fit Allison automatic gearboxes and straight-six engines that produce 299hp.

Eight have Faun compactor bodies and Terberg bin lifts, while the remaining three are fitted with Titan bodies and CP Davidson lifters.

The trucks pick up domestic refuse, dry recyclable and garden waste in wheeled bins, and make traditional collections from tenement properties in Glasgow.

Inverclyde Council maintains its vehicles in-house but gets regular parts deliveries from Western Commercial.

Workshop technicians at the council benefit from product training sessions delivered by the dealer’s service team.

Inverclyde Council’s transport and waste collection team leader Jim Bradley said it was the experience of running four Econics, purchased five years ago, that convinced the council to place the latest order.

“Those vehicles were extremely reliable and well-built with highly competitive running costs”, he said.

“The support we receive from Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Western Commercial has been first-class, the dealer’s sales executive Robert Snodgrass is a municipal specialist so he understands our requirements and the tendering process.”


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