Contract hire and rental company NRG Fleet Services has taken delivery of a new Daf LF 6x2 rigid urban waste collection truck.

It was built as a 4x2 16-tonner before being converted to three-axle configuration by axle specialist Estepe, increasing its GVW to 22.5 tonnes.

The LF, which has a payload of 10-tonnes, is fitted with a five-speed Allison automatic transmission and Geesinknorba GPM4 refuse collection body.

It is Clocs compliant and equipped with a near-side kerb-observation window, side scan technology and Cyclear system from ISS which alerts both driver and cyclist when the two are in close proximity.

Group sales director at NRG Alan Ellison said: “For urban waste collection, it strikes the optimum balance of weight and manoeuvrability.”