Dennis Eagle is displaying two of its Elite urban trucks at the Freight in the City Show in London this week.
The 44-tonne Elite tractor unit on display was developed in conjunction with Explore Transport for their last-leg journeys carried out inside the M25. Sales and Marketing Manager at Dennis Eagle, Lee Rowland, commented,” Their plan in operational terms is to use their conventional vehicles outside of the M25. Then for the final stage of delivery they’ll change the trailers at a satellite depot on the outskirts and use the Elite tractor units to bring the trailer into the city.”
Also on stand will be a 32-tonne tipper grab running on an Elite chassis, owned by the London-based FM Conway facilities company. Rowland said, “It is different to a standard vehicle, it’s not a day cab, it’s not what most people are used to. So a lot of it is education about how our vehicle works. It’s an automatic, but is geared for stop start operations. So our vehicle is tuned for the London environment. We’re confident that that’s going to go down well.”