Geesinknorba will deliver the first hybrid Geesink refuse collection vehicle to waste management company Omega Containers in The Hague.
‘We supply high quality waste management services in urban areas in the western part of the Netherlands. We see that reducing noise and CO² emissions is getting more and more important in our industry. This hybrid configuration is suitable for high performance environments and contributes to a cleaner environment for the operators and the people who live in the neighbourhood, said Mr Basten of Omega Containers.
The 27-tonne unit features a Geesink GPM IV body with comb lift and lithium-ion battery. The battery powers the body and lifter allowing for an emission-free waste collection. The batteries can be recharged while driving, but also from the grid during the night allowing operators to start the working day with a fully charged vehicle.
The unit is fitted with a Welvaarts weighing system. The chassis is a Scania 6×2 with ergonomic P series day cab.
‘We listened carefully to Omega’s requirements and worked closely with them to offer a vehicle that not only fulfills the customer’s demands, but also provides a high level of service to Omega,’ said Rudolf Dieben, Area Sales Manager of Geesinknorba. ‘We will support Omega and the team during the whole lifecycle of the vehicle, from point of sale to the end.’
Before delivery, the hybrid truck will be taking part in the vehicle demonstration ‘VAK Truck in Action’ by VAK, the German association for the implement and public-utility industry, on the showgrounds of the world’s biggest trade fair IFAT in Munich. It gives Geesinknorba the opportunity to show visitors their innovative products, varying from hybrid, hydrogen to full electric solutions.