The Elite 6 is a direct response to the wants and needs of our customers. Aiming to improve the design of the best purpose-built RCV possible, we set about upgrading the cab design, improving the chassis specification and enhancing our vehicles’ safety features, all while catering to the new Euro 6 environmental standard.
We understand that each our customers have differing operational environments that present their own unique challenges.
Our wealth of experience has allowed us to develop a product portfolio that is truly bespoke to the waste collection industry. As the only manufacturer to offer a low entry chassis in multiple width variants, we are confident that whether you operate on tight urban streets, narrow rural lanes or wider carriageways, we have a solution that can meet your needs.
Engine Drivetrain & Gearbox
Packing a 6 cylinder, D8K 7.7-litre engine, the heart of the Elite 6 is perfect for RCV operations. Making use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) technology, the engine can deliver a greater torque at lower revs and boasts 280bhp (18t to 26t) or 320bhp (32t) while meeting every element of the Euro 6 standard. Also improved, the Allison Transmission 3000P series gearbox is a 5th generation control system, featuring Park Brake Auto Neutral (PBAN) and an Enhanced Converter Load Reduction (ECLR).
Suspension & Load Sense
Concentrating on ride and handling, the Elite 6 now has a much improved suspension system. Standard width models are now fitted with full air suspension to both front and rear axles as standard*, while narrow width vehicles have air assist suspension to the front and full air suspension to the rear. The Elite 6 is also fitted with our brand new LoadSense technology. Acting as an integrated axle overload protection system, complete with packer cut out, LoadSense ensures that your vehicle performs safely on the road and adheres to legal limits.
Visibility, Interior & Cab Ergonomics
Purpose-built for urban operations, the remodelled panoramic cab offers an unparalleled standard of driver visibility and cyclist safety, while the low driving position and narrowed 'A' and 'B' posts aid peripheral vision for an unobscured view. The reworked interior boasts a new steering column, dash layout and stalk controls, while the single-step low entry and unobstructed walkthrough cab floor provides unrivalled ease of entry/exit for the crew.