Dennis Eagle The UK’s Leading Refuse vehicle and Body Manufacturer is building an urban skip-loader version of its low-entry Elite 6 chassis to go out on trial with operators as part of the Clocs initiative next spring.

Based in Warwick, Dennis Eagle a Leading major player in the low-entry refuse truck market, is aiming to gain a foothold in the urban construction and general haulage sectors.

It will offer its Elite 6 chassis initially as a 4×2 skip-loader for Clocs, with 6- and 8-wheeler variants to come.

Body options will ultimately include tipper, skip-loader, concrete mixer and curtainsider.

Lee Rowland, sales & marketing manager at Dennis Eagle, said the company’s low-entry cab, with larger windows providing enhanced direct vision for drivers (compared with traditional high-cab designs), also offers a narrow chassis option for greater manoeuvrability in built-up areas.

The Clocs demonstrator model will be fitted with a Dawes Highway Drop-Down side-protection barrier for vulnerable road users, which the company discovered when it was launched at the Freight in the City Expo in London in October.

The skip-loader, which will hit the roads in March 2016, will also feature a four-way camera system developed by ISS Innovative Safety Systems