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Transpacific takes Dennis Eagle for a spin

The latest truck band to arrive in Australia has entered service with waste management company Transpacific

April 8, 2011

Dennis Eagle, the latest truck brand to arrive on the Australian market is now entering service, with waste management company Transpacific Industries taking delivery of the first models.

Designed primarily for the waste collection industry, the British-built Dennis Eagle Elite 2 trucks used by Transpacific feature a fully integrated Superior Pak compactor body fitted at Dennis Eagle’s Australian base in Brisbane.

With full duplication of controls for ease of operation in both left and right-hand drive, the Elite 2 has a single low step cab entry and walk-through cabin to allow drivers to enter and exit from the kerb at all times.

The cab also features a deep, one piece windscreen, which combines with the large door mirrors for a wide field of view.

Under the skin, the Elite 2 uses all-wheel disc brakes with six-channel ABS, traction control and Hendrickson HA airbag suspension for quiet ride and improved safety for the operator and other road users.

Dennis Eagle opted for the proven Cummins ISLe5 engine, fitted with SCR to control the exhaust emissions, as well as using fourth generation Allison 3000 Series automatic transmissions.

The Elite 2 will be offered in Australia in five chassis configurations, 4×2 right hand drive, 4×2 dual control, 6×4 right hand drive, 6×4 dual control and 8×4 right hand drive.

Although aimed primarily at waste distribution, the truck can be used in other applications such as pick up and delivery roles.

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