Whale And Econ Swap Bodies

Posted by Tim Pile - April 7th, 2008

A WhaleEcon Demount LVC/Gritter built for Kirklees Council is featured on Whale’s stand at this years CV show. The vehicle is a product of the continuing successful alliance between Whale, the leader in the vacuum tanker market, and Econ, the leading gritter manufacturer.

The system uses the standard Quick Change Body (QCB) system optimised to produce a multi-purpose vehicle that can be rapidly re-configured with vacuum tanker, tipping or gritter bodies, to provide increased utilisation and cost effectiveness.

The Low Volume Combination (LVC) module on this vehicle was specially designed by Whale and Econ to minimise the compromises found in traditional demount systems. The use of panier tanks and other design features maximises the load carrying characteristics of the specific chassis.

Environmental Waste & Transport Manager for Kirklees Council Roger Wilson, said “For a number of years Whale has been our first choice for gully emptiers and jetting combination units. With Whale now working with Econ this allows our Highway Services to prioritise tanker, gritter and tipper operations on one chassis.”

Mark Warmington, Managing Director of Whale Tankers stated “Our partnership with Econ is going from strength to strength, and we already have a significant number of orders for LVC and MVC vehicles of this type”

7th April 2008

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