Volvo Trucks announced the FE Low Entry Cab (LEC), which will make its first public appearance at the FutuResource international conference and trade fair at London ExCel from June 15th to 17th.
It has been built at the world’s first CO2-neutral truck plant at Gent in Belgium and is to be displayed on the Volvo Trucks stand (number P59).
The truck, specifically configured for waste collection in both high density traffic urban streets and rural areas with narrow lanes, features Heil Powerlink 19M Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) body with 19 cubic meters capacity. It also offers 1,000kg of loading tolerance at 26 tonnes with an 8 tonne front axle and a 19 tonne rear bogie. The rear bogie is air suspended and chassis ride height is 1,000mm. The front axle is also available with air suspension (with the option of a kneeling function).
The power comes from a Volvo D7 Euro 5 engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with 300hp, mated to an Allison AL306 6-speed automatic transmission with hydraulic torque converter and push button mode selection.
The truck has an overall width of 2,300 mm, a four-man crew cab, low single step height on both sides of the cab, a tag-axle chassis and 90-degree opening doors. It also has a work lamp fitted to the cab roof, which allows tasks to be completed close to the vehicle in safety.
The first deliveries of customers' vehicles to bodybuilders are scheduled to be made this summer.
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