A partnership between Fontaine Modification Co., Fyda Freightliner and GSP Marketing Inc. has resulted in the MP8000/M2 106 Dual Stand-Up Drive Combo multipurpose collection truck that incorporates a Freightliner M2 106 conventional cab chassis, a G-S Products semi-automated dual side-loader body from GSP and Fontaine Modification’s dual low-entry stand-up drive cab. The MP8000/M2 106 Dual Stand-Up Drive Combo debuted in the Freightliner Trucks booth at WasteExpo 2011 earlier this week.
The vehicle has been designed to allow two operators to efficiently collect and load material from both sides of the route. The Combo’s dual stand-up cab offers low-entry access on both sides so two operators can enter and exit quickly; the cab also can be equipped with dual steering for maximum flexibility. The MP8000 body has large 1.5-cubic-yard receiving hoppers on both sides that enable the operators to independently load and dump carts, loose trash, compost, bagged trash or single-stream recycling.
“The new MP8000/M2 106 Dual Stand-Up Drive Combo lets customers currently running three-man crews on rear loaders shift to two-person crews, for a significant savings in labor costs,” says Will Trantham, president of Fontaine Modification. “It’s also safer for the workers. Instead of one driver in the cab and two helpers hanging on the outside of the vehicle, both operators of the Combo ride in the climate-controlled comfort and protection of the cab.”
The Combo’s lighter weight and small-block engine helps facilitate added fuel economy, while the M2 106 chassis is designed for added maneuverability and visibility. It is available with capacities ranging from 13 to 37 cubic yards in single- or tandem-axle configurations and is sold exclusively by GSP Marketing. For more information or to schedule a demo, call GSP Marketing at 877-445-4499.