According to the company the purchase was made from a 2.2. million Euros European Union funding allocation to help the municipality of Ampelokipon Menemenis upgrade its existing fleet of waste collection vehicles. The eight new waste collection vehicles will be used to collect non recyclable waste across the municipality.
The new Toumbas DT16 waste collection vehicles feature a superstructure made totally of Hardox 450 steel which will give a longer service life and be ideal for collecting abrasive waste materials, as the company states. The use of the Hardox 450 steel also gives the waste collection vehicle superstructure a weight saving compared to other competitors’ waste collection vehicles made out of heavier, less durable steel. According to Toumbas The weight saving means the new DT16 waste collection vehicles can achieve a higher legal payload. The new DT16 series units are mounted onto DAF LF Euro 6 4×2 two axle 20 tonne chassis which feature a 280 horsepower engine and a day cab complete with a dual passenger seat for the seating of a driver and two operatives. The DAF LF chassis features the DAF 8 speed manual transmission and Goodyear 295/80R 22.5 tyres.
The new fleet of waste collection vehicles will be used to collect waste seven days a week across the municipality, utilising the five day working week to collect waste from all areas of the municipality, with weekend collection from main roads and central areas.