Among examples of the extensive Garwood range on display was a Bantam 6 RCV body on a Mitsubishi Cantor 75 chassis in Londonderry Garages demonstrator livery. The 7.5 tonne fully automatic vehicle with 2 tonne payload is equipped with load cells and Allison automatic gearbox.

Garwood Europe Ltd, the European sales, marketing and aftersales Company of Garwood International, offers a wide product range or front, side and rear end loaders directly to its customers.

The range, which is immediately available, starts with the Gopher ll, 6m3 compaction side loader fitted to either a 6,300kg chassis or 7,500kg chassis available with bin lifts up to 340 litres.

The popular Bantam 6m3 body, fitted with a single or comb bin lift, is able to handle up to 1,100 litres bin. The smooth sided collector is also available in 5m3 body size.

The Powapact range starts with the 8m3 body fitted to 11 tonnes chassis and goes up through 10m3, 14m3 to a 15m3 body which is fitted typically to an 18 tonnes chassis. Powapact 19m3 and 22m3 are available in heavy duty or domestic standard.

All equipments can be fitted with a single or wide comb bin lift for handling bins up to 1,100 litres. Integral leachate tanks are fitted to the hopper to eliminate and contain liquids leaking onto the highway on all Garwood refuse vehicles as standard as is the cleanskin body design.

All the company’s Garwood refuse vehicles operate at engine tick over which has the benefit of improved fuel consumption, lower overall maintenance costs and lower noise emissions which makes them ideal for operating in

urban areas.

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