New Gritters for Lincolnshire County Council

Essential has signed a new deal with Lincolnshire County Council to supply four new gritters. The four vehicles are supplied over a ten year lease and will be maintained by Essential Fleet Services. Scheduled for delivery in September 2016, the Epoke-Scarab spreaders and plough are fitted to a Mercedes chassis.

Commenting on the contract Ed Hummel, sales director at Essential Fleet Services said: “We work with 42 local authorities and bring a lot of experience to this contract. Essential has developed an outsourced model that ensures the right specialist vehicles are available when needed. This is underpinned by a service that is flexible, safe and fully compliant.”

This is part of the council's investment for the winter months, which includes new vehicles and the purchase of a salt barn. Lincolnshire County Council is responsible for almost 2,000 miles of roads.