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FEL made leaner for Green Recycling

Green Recycling Ltd, based in Maldon, Essex, are providers of a wide range of tailor made waste management and recycling solutions to businesses and local authorities throughout the South East of England. Their recent success in the acquisition of new business has resulted in a requirement to add to their fleet of refuse and recycling collection vehicles with the purchase of a Heil Farid Euro Half Pack Front End Loader (FEL).

Having previously operated a Heil FEL for many years it was little wonder that when they won a major new contract that they turned to Heil Farid for a new FEL. However, because of the requirement to travel from their base in Essex to southern Kent on a regular basis and to ensure maximum payload achieved, Robert Smith, Managing Director of Green Recycling approach Heil Farid with a request for a vehicle with an even better payload and fuel consumption. After careful evaluation this objective was met in two ways: Firstly with the purchase of a Scania 8×2 that had non-essential equipment removed, such as central locking, fridge, spotlight bar and other ‘driver comfort’ items that did not effect the operation. Secondly by negotiation with Heil Farid that led to further weight reduction of the body without affecting structural integrity. This was achieved by the introduction of a lightweight front canopy, weight optimized front body head and a lightweight body access door. The overall aim of reducing unnecessary weight to improve fuel consumption and increase payload was therefore made possible.

Robert Smith commented, “The new FEL was purchased to enable us to fulfill our obligation with new contracts whilst at the same time optimizing the vehicle with other loads on its return journey. Our key requirement was to ensure optimum payload combined with optimum fuel economy and performance. We believe we have achieved this with the Scania Heil Farid FEL combination. Indeed, our figures show that there is over 1.5 tonne difference between our older FEL and this new one (Old FEL 19.960 tonne, New FEL 18.400 tonne). We are extremely pleased with the increased payload and performance we have achieved.”

Vehicle specification:
Heil Euro Half Farid Front End Loader with bustle tailgate and sliding top door.

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