Page 10 - Commercial Vehicle Engineer - November 2018
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Netherlands-based Emoss Mobile Systems specialises in converting commercial vehicles to all-electric or range- extended con guration, with gross vehicle weights from 3.5 to 27 tonnes.
Among the vehicles shown by Peterborough-based Bradshaw Electric Vehicles was one powered by lead-acid batteries yet still offering a seemingly generous payload of 712kg within a gross vehicle weight of 2.1 tonnes. The show model is  tted with a pressure washer and tank between the cab and body, a set-up said to be popular already with universities and local authorities.
Many gas engine options, both CNG (compressed) and LNG (lique ed), were on show in London this month. Volvo’s FH trucks powered by LNG engines (Commercial Vehicle Engineer November 2017) are now in series production. Iveco offers natural gas engine options across its range from the Daily up through the Eurocargo to the Stralis. Pride of place at Iveco’s Freight in the City display went to a 460hp 6x2 LNG Stralis tractor, a Daily electric van and a Stralis X-Way tipper.
Iveco’s head of ce in Turin, Italy is seeking to quash rumours of an imminent replacement for the ageing Stralis cab. A statement from Turin this month threatens legal action against anyone continuing
to publish scoop images on social media channels or anywhere else. Photographs published recently “show one of the many studies that the company is conducting
and therefore has no of cial value nor is
it  nal,” according to the statement. What seems certain is that journalists will be unlikely to accept Iveco’s invitation to stop publishing images of its vehicles which may or may not be entirely new without “written authorisation” from the company.
Scania had both CNG and LNG trucks on display as well as a 360hp eight-wheeler tipper with tridem axle con guration. This truck’s new L-series cab boasts a  ve-star rating under TfL’s “direct vision” standard and comes with three roof heights.
The familiar low-entry high-visibility cabs in the Dennis Eagle Ecollect and Mercedes-Benz Econic ranges are now available on a wide range of urban chassis
City slickers: from Bradshaw, Scania, Volvo and Mercedes.
models. On show was an Econic urban tractor and a 4 x 2 rigid with vehicle recovery/transporter bodywork. The Econic 1835L 4 x 2 urban tractor is powered by
an OM936, in-line six-cylinder, 7.7-litre, 260kW (354hp) Mercedes diesel engine driving through a PowerShift 3 automated manual gearbox.
Two variants of the Dennis Eagle 8x4 Elite urban safety vehicle range were on
display. One, with a Fruehauf lightweight 14-cubic-metre tipper body, boasts an electronic tag-axle steering system.
The second is a mid-steer  tted with a Thompson Loadmaster Lite tipper body and Pal nger Epsilon M135L HPLS crane and bucket grab. Common to both is a Euro 6 Volvo 7.7-litre diesel engine driving through an Allison MD 3000 six-speed automatic gearbox.

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