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Dennis Eagle will reveal its Elite 2 chassis powered by the all-new Cummins B6.7 Euro 6 engine next week at Waste 2019.

After 15 months of rigorous testing and development in Australian refuse applications covering multiple duty cycles, the 290 bhp Cummins B6.7 Euro 6 engine has exceeded all expectations.

Whilst the Cummins B6.7 is slightly smaller than its ISLe5 predecessor, it boasts excellent drivability with a higher torque output, resulting in improved startability and a reduced bin-to-bin time, delivering real efficiencies day in, day out.

“We have been working with Cummins for a long time on this project, and it’s very exciting to see all the hard work bear fruit,” said Kevin Dennis, managing director of Penske Commercial Vehicles.

“We are thrilled to be debuting the Elite 2 chassis with Cummins’ B6.7 at Waste 2019 where we are sure many attendees will be very interested!”

Shannon Mair, national fleet manager of Penske Commercial Vehicles, explained that the improved fuel efficiency together with an increased payload of 278 kg would provide tangible benefits to clients.

“With the best direct vision in its class, as recognised by Transport for London with a 5-star direct vision standard (DVS) rating, a single step entry, true flat floor, and tall and wide door openings, the Elite 2 chassis is the safest refuse collection vehicle on the market,” said Mr Mair who also heads up the Dennis Eagle brand in Australia.

“And now we add environmentally-conscious, more productive, and more fuel efficient, to this long list of hallmarks.”

The launch of the Elite 2 chassis powered by the Cummins B6.7 Euro 6 engine is testament to the relationship between the Dennis Eagle, Penske Commercial Vehicles, and Cummins organisations and their deep understanding of the requirements of the market and customers.

“This Dennis Eagle and Cummins B6.7 Euro 6 project consolidates years of working with Penske Commercial Vehicles,” said Col Baker, on-highway OEM account manager, Cummins South Pacific.

“This launch reinforces Cummins’ commitment to the refuse sector, while building on the success of the ISLe5 which is currently the market-leader in waste collection.”

Dennis Eagle UK will commence production of Elite 2 chassis with Cummins B6.7 Euro 6 engines later this year, with chassis expected to be available in Q2 2020.

Waste 2019 attendees will be able to view Dennis Eagle’s Elite 2 chassis and speak with representatives on site for further information regarding Cummins’ B6.7 Euro 6 engine.