«Right-sizing» helps customers to manage different challenges at once while reducing cost
Municipal leaders face a number of challenges when it comes to investing in truck equipment. Between labor shortages, terrain challenges, and budgeting - there are a lot of factors to consider and plenty of priorities to juggle. Monroe supports municipal partners by designing vehicles that can be used year round, with minimal effort to adjust season to season. This fleet approach, called right-sizing, helps customers manage environmental and labor challenges - all while staying in budget by reducing the total cost of your fleet.
Right sizing is a crucial fleet management technique that enables municipalities to take control and optimize their assets. This approach empowers municipalities to make sound investments if they are just beginning to build their fleets. By investing in a few core work trucks that are versatile, resilient, and support how your team works, you’ll be able to reduce costs and maintenance time by creating efficient processes. Owning one truck to meet the needs of your municipality, rather than splitting up workloads between multiple vehicles keeps cost lower overall. Other benefits include reducing fuel usage, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, saving on storage costs, not to mention the overall improvement in efficiency of operational work flow. The live floor bodies can be used as a dump or material spreader through the chain conveyor or dual auger to quickly move materials. In the warmer months, all-season bodies tackle off-season road-clearing projects including refuse collection, landscaping, pallet loading, and more. By investing in one or two different types of all-season bodies, your municipal tasks can be tackled year round without the challenges of maintaining a large fleet.
Do More With Less: Monroe’s most Versatile Municipal Solutions
Radius Dump Spreader: The RDS is an all-season live floor spreader that is adaptable for salt, sand or liquid. For summer use, we have a floor cover kit which transforms the RDS body into a standard dump body for hauling dirt, mulch or other debris. Alternatively, customers can use the live floor capability for berming and other live floor body applications. The RDS features a radius body that was developed by the experts on the Monroe Truck Equipment team decades ago. The radius sides bring all materials to the center, then to the conveyor. This is the most efficient way to ensure all materials are used and get out to the floor, back to the spinner and ultimately on to the road.
Flat Floor Dump Spread: The FFDS features a live floor that can haul and distribute loose materials such as sand and salt. A live floor is a more efficient alternative to a dump truck, as it does not need to be raised. The FFDS can distribute material at a controlled rate through the bottom of the floor and can distribute partial loads across any location for ultimate precision and smart material usage. This convenient material distribution system can be used for municipal tasks throughout the year. Mulch, dirt, fertilizer and other landscaping materials can be hauled and distributed during the summer months.
Dump V-Box Spreader: The DVS features a full opening double acting tailgate with sloped sides, providing better clean our than traditional straight side flat floor bodies. With a dependable dump body and sloped sides for spreading, this truck body can be used for municipal tasks for any season. The spreaders are available from 10’-22’ long and have the option to be conveyor or dual auger driven. This model can be upfit with an asphalt chute or patch pan for warm weather road repairs.
Dump Tilt Spread: The DTS and DTS Metro are all-season, live floor, multi-purpose bodies. The DTS is for heavy duty vehicles whereas the DTS Metro is better suited for light duty vehicles. Both DTS bodies feature a standard dump body design with a double-acting tailgate, while incorporating a live conveyor on the left side. This allows for a left front discharge location of material, permitting the main framework of the body to remain in a lowered position. With the floor tipped towards the left side, the material is directed into the conveyor and then onto the spinner to spread material. This design helps keep a low center of gravity, while also discharging material in form of the chassis drive tires for maximum traction and greater vehicle stability. The left side of the body can be lowered to give access to the interior of the body. The conveyor is multi-purpose and can be used to discharge material year-round including: salt/sand, dirt, mulch, and small gravel. A berm chute can be used in place of the spinner for more direct placement of material. The discharge at the left front gives the driver a great visual of material usage and placement.