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Two council lorries have accumulated over 1 million kilometres each

Apr 21, 2021 13:04 By radiokerrynews
Two council lorries have accumulated over 1 million kilometres each Two council lorries have accumulated over 1 million kilometres each
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Two council lorries have accumulated over 1 million kilometres each.

The Scania lorries, which are both 21-years-old, are part of Kerry County Council’s machinery list.

The council outlined its list of machinery and fuel costs at the monthly meeting, following a motion from Fianna Fáil councillor Niall Kelleher.

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The council owns a number of Scania, Renault and Volvo lorries, with the vintage of the machines generally ranging between 15 and 25-years-old.

Most of the vehicles have milage of between 400,000-800,000km.

However, two Scania lorries have clocked up in excess of 1 million km each.

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Over the past seven years alone, these 21-year-old trucks have required over €200,000 in maintenance between them.

Over the same period, the machines used a combined €200,000 worth of fuel.

Two council low loaders – which are used to transport excavators and heavy equipment – cost a combined €120,000 in maintenance over the past seven years.

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Kerry County Council says a number of its machines are required to work in challenging environments, which necessitates higher maintenance costs.

It adds that a programme for the replacement of plant is reviewed annually.

 

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