A long standing relationship between Cleanaway and the Iveco organisation looks set to continue as the latest Iveco Euro 6 Accos join the Cleanaway fleet. Cleanaway has been a user of the previous model Acco trucks for many years, and has now committed to the new Acco with the acquisition of 23 6×4 units, to fill 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 22m³ capacity units for waste, three 22m³ units for organics and a further six 35m³ bodies for recyclables.
A 25-year veteran of the logistics industry, Cleanaway Municipal Contracts Manager, Peter Buissink, is responsible for overseeing the new fleet and said that the Euro6 Acco models provided many benefits for the company.
“The combination of Euro6 emission performance and long list of safety features is very attractive for Cleanaway,” said Peter. “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 Iveco 8.7l engine producing 310hp and 1,300Nm of torque (higher output 360hp/1,650Nm engines are also available). Emission control is handled by Iveco’s Hi-SCR technology which features a single after treatment system with passive diesel particulate filter that doesn’t require regeneration downtime.
The driveline includes the Allison Generation Five, six-speed full automatic transmission and Meritor rear axle with driver controlled diff locks.
In the area of safety, the new Acco comes with a number of features as standard, this includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Braking, Electronic Stability Program, front and rear disc brakes and daytime running lamps.
Additional equipment such as Lane Departure Warning (which Cleanaway opted for), Driver Attention Support and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System are also available as an option.
“The way these trucks drive on the road is beautiful, according to the comments we’ve received from our drivers,” said Peter. “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.
“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.”