Dennis Eagle provides dual-purpose solution for Doncaster

06 February 2019

A Dennis Eagle Elite 6 chassis is proving itself as a multi-purpose solution for Doncaster Borough Council, by operating as a construction vehicle during the daytime and in warmer weather, but by doubling up as a gritting wagon on winter evenings.

The British-built vehicle is equipped with a demountable tipper body and a crane, while an Econ QCB system enables a range of attachments to be fitted, including a snow plough and a six cubic metre gritting unit.

The truck has a Volvo engine and air suspension on both the front and drive axles, which can be raised at speeds of up to 10mph for an easier approach to off-road sites.

Charlie Everitt, Sales Support Engineer for Dennis Eagle, said: “It was an exciting new project for Dennis Eagle – it’s the first time we’ve fitted a gritter, snow plough or demountable body to an Elite 6 chassis.”

Doncaster Council’s highways operations manager Gary Willmot added: “We have been proud to be able to work together and create this vehicle, and hope it will benefit other service providers in the future.”