An avid user of the Iveco Acco for many years, Cleanaway has purchased 23 new 6×4 Euro6 trucks to service a new City of Wyndham refuse collection contract in Melbourne’s south west.
The trucks are all equipped with Bucher Municipal sideloader compactor bodies comprising 14 x 22m³ capacity units for waste, three 22m³ units for organics and six 35m³ bodies for recyclables.
A 25-year veteran of the logistics industry, Cleanaway Municipal Contracts Manager, Peter Buissink, oversees the new fleet.
“The combination of Euro6 emission performance and long list of safety features is very attractive for Cleanaway,” Buissink said.
“These features are next level, and as well as ensuring Cleanaway is operating in the safest and most sustainable way possible, having the latest truck fleet also helps generate new business.”
The latest ACCOs are powered by an 8.7l engine producing 310hp and 1,300Nm of torque while still delivering fuel efficiency benefits over earlier Euro5 models. Emission control is handled by Iveco’s unique Hi-SCR technology which features a single after treatment system with passive diesel particulate filter that doesn’t require regeneration downtime.
Other driveline features include the proven Allison Generation Five, six-speed full automatic transmission and Meritor rear axle with driver controlled diff locks.
The trucks also feature Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Braking, Electronic Stability Program, front and rear disc brakes and daytime running lamps.
Now in service for several weeks, Buissink said the trucks were well received by drivers.
“They mention the comfort, how quiet the cabin is and how great the air conditioning works, these are all important factors in creating an attractive working environment for them,” he said.
“The trucks are also equipped with nine cameras that provide both live monitoring as well as historical monitoring, this is useful to validate customer complaints of missed bins which form part of contract KPIs.”
Cleanaway’s new E6 Accos are being maintained by an IVECO dealership under an ongoing contract maintenance agreement for seven years. “We do have a workshop but it’s not equipped to handle these large volumes,” Buissink said.
“Leaving the maintenance to IVECO allows us to concentrate on our core business and also provides us the scope to service the vehicles afterhours, so that we minimise downtime as much as possible.”