Loader is better picker-upper: Fontaine Modification

May 13, 2011
A new refuse collection vehicle from Fontaine Modification, Fyda Freightliner, and GSP Marketing, is said to reduce costs and improve safety for personnel. The MP8000/M2-106 dual stand-up drive combo is a multi-purpose collection truck offering loading access on either side of the vehicle

A new refuse collection vehicle from Fontaine Modification, Fyda Freightliner, and GSP Marketing, is said to reduce costs and improve safety for personnel. The MP8000/M2-106 dual stand-up drive combo is a multi-purpose collection truck offering loading access on either side of the vehicle.

“The new MP8000/M2-106 dual stand-up Drive Combo lets customers currently running three-person crews on rear loaders shift to two-person crews, for a significant savings in labor costs,” said Will Trantham, president, Fontaine Modification. “It’s also safer for the workers. Instead of one driver in the cab and two helpers hanging on the outside of the vehicle, both operators of the Combo ride in the climate-controlled comfort and protection of the cab.”

The vehicle was introduced at the WasteExpo show in Dallas this week.

The vehicle is built using a Freightliner M2-106 conventional cab chassis from Fyda Freightliner, adds a G-S Products semi-automated dual side-loader body from GSP Marketing, and Fontaine Modification’s dual low-entry stand-up drive cab.

The cab includes low-entry access on both sides and can be equipped with dual steering. The body has 1.5 cu. yd. hoppers on both sides, allowing operators to load and dump carts, trash, compost, bagged trash, or single-stream recycling independently.

The truck took just 45 days to build and is available with capacities ranging from 13 to 37 cu. yd. in single or tandem axle configurations, said Tim Hooker, director of business development for Fyda Freightliner.

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