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Clearway Gritting vehicles ready for winter gritting season

Clearway Gritting vehicles ready for winter gritting season

Largest centralised winter gritting and snow clearance fleet in south east

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

All Clearway Gritting’s winter gritting and snow clearance machines are modern and highly maintained to ensure we offer you preventative and reactive gritting reliability and efficiency at all times. 

Clearway Gritting has ten - 7.5 ton lorries and two - 18 ton lorries that we use for medium and large gritting sites. We purchase Econ spreaders that are assembled on DAF chassis.  Econ buy their lorries from their DAF dealer and assemble the bespoke spreaders for us.

Clearway winter gritting vehicles

Econ Engineering Limited is the UK’s largest manufacturer of winter gritters and salt spreading vehicles.  Econ has over 45 years of experience producing gritters and is an established UK gritting and winter maintenance specialist.  Econ is based in North Yorkshire where they manufacture gritters, snowploughs, and multi-purpose highway maintenance bodies and road patching bodies. 

DAF’s core business activity is the development and production of a range of light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. DAF works to the ‘build-to-order’ principle so vehicles are built to each customer’s requirements.  According to their website DAF offer: ‘tailor-made solutions for every application. Reliable, durable, efficient, with class leading driver comfort and backed by first class services. DAF offers you a total transport solution. DAF is driven by quality to ensure highest vehicle uptime and maximum return.’ 

Benefits of Clearway fleet for gritting winter maintenance

  • A range of gritting vehicles for: large retail parks, hospital gritting, school grounds gritting, car park gritting
  • Pavement gritting and footpath gritting available
  • GPS tracking utilised on vehicles
  • Weigh cells for accurate salt measuring
  • Gritting equipment calibrated to British Standard BS 1622 1989 Class A1
  • Low throw spreading discs with ‘Spargo’ in cab controls for accurate spreading
  • Every winter gritting vehicle is equipped with tablet device running bespoke service control software
  • Health & Safety is monitored and recorded per operator, per vehicle

Andrew Sherriff, Director, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said:

‘We are proud to have the largest centralised fleet and range of winter gritting vehicles in the South East.  Our fleet is expanding rapidly and currently totals 36 spreaders and 74 snow ploughs.  We use roadworthy, modern machines, that spread grit quickly and efficiently to ensure our clients keep open and working during the winter months.  Before the winter gritting season officially starts, we have a refresher training session for all our skilled drivers so they are confident about operating our range of winter gritting vehicles during the season.  The summer months are the best time to plan your winter maintenance requirements, so if your business is looking for winter gritting support, please contact us on 01727 851837.’

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