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Land recovery and recycling specialist, Escrick Environmental Services (EES) has added the first street cleansing vehicle to its fleet, a Renault Trucks Range D16 4X2 R Sweeper 250 E6. Supplied by Thompson Commercials, the Range D, with dedicated Johnston sweeper pack, was selected for its performance credentials as well as a long-standing relationship with the Thompson dealership.

EES is working on the creation and profile of the former clay pit and associated brick works at Escrick, recovering suitable waste to create a mountain bike skills centre and nature walk in the area in addition to a soils washing and recycling facility.

The new Range D Sweeper has been bought in specifically to manage essential road cleansing work for this project, as EES Director David Brown explains: “Operating on land recovery sites is messy work especially in winter. Our new Range D Sweeper is key to ensuring that we don’t leave any debris all over the busy A19 near York.”

Keeping full control of the project was vital to EES as David Brown explains: “Previously we hired in sweepers but we found we didn’t have as much control as we would like.”

David Brown continues: “Buying our own sweeper has put us in the driving seat of where and when we can do the work we need to do and ensures that we are in full control of keeping everything clean on the busy trunk road.”

The Renault Trucks Range D chassis with dedicated sweeper pack is factory designed, built and warranted for total peace of mind.  Available in 12, 16 and 18 tonnes, the sweeper-packed chassis options have been specifically designed to deliver valuable extra payload and productivity.

With a heavy duty rear axle, the sweeper benefits from a 700kg additional payload and fuel tank that carries an additional 40 litres over alternative chassis, whilst a short wheelbase improves manoeuvrability. Combined with the deep-glazed offside ‘Vision Door’ for enhanced road safety, the Range D has impressed both David and the driver, too. He notes: “The driver says it’s brilliant and prefers it to the hired trucks, and says it’s the best one for our particular job. It’s easier to drive and operate and it does everything they say it will do.”

David has bought Renault Trucks for many years, including at his other companies, and it is this trusted relationship that was instrumental in the decision to buy a Range D for the company’s first sweeper: “My relationship with Renault Trucks and Thompsons goes back a long way - the latter rented a yard from my business partner in the early days. They understand our requirements inside out. This, combined with a very good Renault Trucks product, made it an easy decision when we wanted to get our own sweeper. I keep buying them so they must be doing something right!” concludes David.

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