TWO refuse vehicles from Wiltshire Council’s waste and recycling fleet have been given a major overhaul by Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) to increase their operational life for an extended contract.
The two vehicles, a 58 and 59 registration respectively, are both Dennis Eagle 26 tonne refuse trucks with Terberg bin lifts and were due to be replaced when the contract was extended by another year.
Andrew Saxton, Fleet Manager, Wiltshire Council said: “The timeline of a contract changed and we considered hiring new vehicles. I have known Spencer at RVS for years so gave him a call. It worked out much better value to have the vehicles overhauled rather than hiring vehicles. In fact it has cost us a fraction of what we would have spent on rental charges.”
The vehicle bodies and bin lifts required extensive repair work including a major packer overhaul and repairing the ejector panels. After completing a full inspection of the vehicles RVS commenced an extensive programme of repair work to bring the vehicles back to manufacturer’s standards. This included replacing all pins, bushes and bearings, checking or replacing control units & switches, and cosmetic repairs. One vehicle was repainted due to extend of welding work required.
Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS said: “We are delighted that Wiltshire Council is pleased with the vehicles. Over the years we have developed, honed and standardised our remanufacturing procedures to leave no stone unturned. We draw up a meticulous scope of works for every body or bin lift and we keep the customer in the loop throughout the whole process so there is complete transparency. A full decontamination & professional steam clean starts the process followed by structural, hydraulic and electrical works.”
Andrew added: “The vehicles look fantastic. The supervisors and fleet manager were extremely impressed when the vehicles came back. The service, care and attention to detail and professionalism from RVS is second to none.”
For further information about RediTruck, Hire Vehicles or any other service contact RVS on 01453 899 131