Grundon has added to its range of specialist DAF chassis with the delivery of a new Euro-6 DAF LF 220 FA with 12.6 cubic-metre capacity rear-loader ‘K-Maxi’ body from refuse and recycling collection company, NTM-GB.
The 15-tonne chassis joins a further 43 DAF vehicles on Grundon’s waste collection operations in London.
“Our newest DAF acquisition was driven by the unique demands found operating in London,” confirmed Grundon’s Stephen Townsend, Group Fleet Engineer, “our drivers face constant access issues with our larger vehicles. The smaller DAF Day cab provides good visibility for the driver, enhancing the awareness of vulnerable road users; this, along with the camera and side scan equipment, enhances the vehicle’s flexibility in town.
“We run a driver-only system,” he added, “and the compact DAF Day cab provides easy access for the driver. Allison auto transmission and an exceptional turning circle provides outstanding manoeuvrability; the new DAF LF is able to negotiate the tightest areas.”
The 12.6 cubic-metre capacity NTM-GB K-Maxi body comprises an NTM Barlift and features a pneumatic bin catcher bar, proportionally controlled hydraulic levers (for bin-lift, carriage plate and packer plate) and high-speed compaction.
Grundon’s latest DAF LF follows the delivery of a Euro-6 DAF CF 460 FTG Space Cab earlier this year. The 6×2 tractor unit was specified for dedicated use on the company’s operations with Carbon8 – a company which uses Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) to treat incinerator residues – including residues from the joint Grundon / Viridor Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Colnbrook near Slough.