Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles

July 29, 2013

Western Star Trucks Australia Pty Ltd (WSTA), importers and distributers of Western Star Trucks, MAN trucks and buses, and Foton Trucks, is introducing a new brand of commercial truck to Australia that is aimed squarely at the refuse market – Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles. Trucks by Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles are manufactured in the United Kingdom by Dennis Eagle Ltd which is one of Europe’s largest specialist vehicle manufacturers, building dedicated refuse truck chassis and bodies for Europe and other markets around the world. Paul Glavac, Managing Director of WSTA states, “We have literally searched the globe for the very best product that could meet the difficult and demanding operational needs of an Australian refuse collection vehicle and it is with great pleasure that we introduce the Dennis Eagle product line which we believe will be quickly recognised as the best purpose built refuse collection vehicle available in Australia.“ Dennis Eagle commercial vehicles will be distributed through the existing Western Star/MAN dealer network – one of the largest and most comprehensive heavy duty truck selling and servicing networks in the country. Mark Gobessi, General Manager for the new business unit – Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles – is pleased to introduce the product range. “This exciting new product line is based on the Dennis Eagle Elite 2 product line but has been adapted and further developed to ensure that it meets the demands of the Australian marketplace. The vehicle will be locally fitted with a Cummins ISL Euro V engine and an Allison 3000 series transmission. It will be available in a variety of power ratings and configurations including 4x2, 6x4 and 8x4. A dual control option has been developed to meet the unique demands of the residential side loader market,” Mark says. The Elite 2 is designed from the ground up to meet the special needs of the refuse industry with a true low cab entry step arrangement that significantly reduces the effort associated with entering and exiting the cab – a feature that can truly make a quantifiable difference in operator efficiency, comfort and safety. In addition, the spacious cab is equipped with large glass areas and tailored mirrors for superior all round visibility and plenty of room for crew and all of their gear. While the key selling feature is the unique characteristics of the Elite 2 cab, its chassis is designed for severe service and equipped with some of the best components to ensure the lowest cost of operation: Cummins ISL engine with SCR technology, Allison 3000 series transmissions, Hendrickson air suspension on the rear axles, Dana front and rear axles with Knorr-Bremse disc brakes all round and ABS as standard fitment. In addition, there are plenty of industry specific options to ensure the product can not only meet the needs of the refuse market but will appeal to anyone who operates in a demanding start/stop environment and is looking for a more modern, safer and efficient product. Pricing and availability will be available through selected Western Star/MAN dealers that have been appointed to carry the Dennis Eagle product.

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