Escrick Environmental Services (EES) has added the first street cleansing vehicle to its fleet, a Renault Trucks Range D16 4×2 R Sweeper 250 E6 from Thompson Commercials.
The truck features a factory designed, built and warranted dedicated Johnston sweeper pack, heavy duty rear axle and deep-glazed offside ‘Vision Door’. Its fuel tank carries an additional 40 litres over alternative chassis, while its short wheelbase improves manoeuvrability.
The vehicle will help manage essential road cleansing related to work at the former clay pit and brick works at Escrick, North Yorkshire. EES Director David Brown said: “Operating on land recovery sites is messy work especially in winter. Our new Range D Sweeper is key to ensuring that we don’t leave any debris all over the busy A19 near York.
“Previously we hired in sweepers but we found we didn’t have as much control as we would like. Buying our own sweeper has put us in the driving seat of where and when we can do the work we need to do and ensures that we are in full control of keeping everything clean on the busy trunk road.
“My relationship with Renault Trucks and Thompsons goes back a long way – the latter rented a yard from my business partner in the early days. They understand our requirements inside out. This, combined with a very good Renault Trucks product, made it an easy decision when we wanted to get our own sweeper.”