Firm invests in high-tech road sweepers for use across country.

Shropshire's roads will be kept spick and span by a new fleet of sweeper vehicles, which have been delivered in the country this week.  Ringway Shropshire has taken delivery of 15 vehicles which have been split between the company's depots in Shrewsbury, Hodinet, Owestry, Bridgnorth and Craven Arms.

The new vehicles have been chosen for their energy efficiency abd snall wheelbases, making them ideal for smaller streets.

Mike Smith, Ringway Shropshire divisional manager, said "We were using vehicles for street scene from the council so we made a decision to invest in a new fleet in order to improve our capacity and operating efficiency".

"Working closely with the Dawson Group and Johnston, we opted for these specific vehicles - eight new DAF's with Johnston VT651 sweeper bodies, foru Johnston CX400 and three Scarab Minors.  Our busy street cleansing crew require equipment that not only performs well, but that also doesn't impact the local environment too much". 

"These particular vehicles will help us reduce our carbon footprint and operate at very low noise levels".

Data

As well as having the lowest fuel consumption and CO2 in its class, the VT651 also comes with a data capture system which is integrated with a vehicle telematics system to monitor productivity, fuel consumption and operating costs.

It also features an "eco mode" which limits the engine revs.

Mr Smith: "It has also been designed with the smallest wheelbases possible, providing the smallest kerb-to-kerb and wall-to-wall turning circle in its class - vital for some of the smaller streets in Shropshire."

Ringway is contracted to clean streets across the county as part of its service contract with Shropshire Council.

Glen Carruthers, from the Dawson Group said "This is the third consecutive Ringway contract we have supplied vehicles to.  We are proud to be the largest provider of self-drive sweepers in the country and we look forward to working with Ringway for many years to come."

 

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