A great deal of attention has been given to optimising the payload potential within the smallest overall dimensions. By saving weight, it’s been possible to reduce the size of the road wheels and tyres (285/70R 19.5), giving a lower centre of gravity and making crew entry (and exit) to the already low-entry cab even better.
The Configuration (what we know)
Thanks to a considerably tighter steering lock from the narrow track front independent suspension system which creates more space for the front wheels to turn sharper.
The compaction body/hopper unit and the bin lifters are pretty conventional, although Dennis Eagle engineers have developed a tapered rear hopper profile to help reduce potential swing-out damage on tight turns. Plus of course, smaller wheels and tyres have enabled the hopper load-over height to be reduced, while also enabling a high volume body/hopper design within any given overall height.
This pre-production Dennis could actually be available within a couple of years before 2020 in other words. The drivers controls are much like those on a current-model Dennis Elite-6 except the instrumentation and control systems are all to the next level.