Integrated waste and recycling firm, Biffa, has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18.
The vehicles were all supplied by South Wales dealer Euro Commercials. The overwhelming majority are 6×2 Econic 2630L variants with rear-steer axles and Dennis Eagle compactor bodies.
The only exceptions are the three 18-tonne Econic 1827L skiploaders and a pair of 32-tonne 3235L ENA hookloaders included in the latest batch, which are fitted with bodywork by Boughton Engineering. As ENA variants, the eight-wheelers have single front steer axles, double-drive bogies, and rear-steer axles, a configuration that ensures a high degree of manoeuvrability.