VOLVO Trucks has showcased the locally developed, Euro-VI compliant, FE Dual Control waste truck at the Australian Waste Expo.
The 2017 Waste Expo Australia, held at the Melbourne Convention Centre, is the nation's premier waste management exhibition and conference, showcasing new technology, products and solutions across all areas of waste management, resource recovery and sustainability.
"We are extremely proud to display what we feel is the ultimate residential waste truck at the 2017 Waste Expo Australia,” Vice President of Volvo Trucks Australia Mitch Peden said.
"The combination of Volvo's proven global platform, dedicated local engineers and close collaboration with major waste management customers has enabled us to produce a superior residential waste truck for the Australian market.”
The Euro-VI compliant FE Dual Control achieves unparalleled driver visibility through a wider windshield, extra side mirrors and windows, which is key for safe operation in dense urban environments.
Class-leading safety features like forward collision warning, emergency braking and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) as standard on the 6x4 models make it one of the safest waste trucks on the market.
"Driver comfort and providing a quiet, ergonomic working environment is becoming increasingly important for Australia's residential waste operators, which is exactly why our engineers made full scale models of the dual-control dash to ensure every button and switch was in exactly the right position,” Mr Peden said.
In addition to exhibiting at Waste Expo Australia, Volvo Trucks Australia was the presenting partner of the Waste Summit.