Municipal Project Profile: DTS Metro
September 18, 2020

For decades, the Monroe Truck Equipment team has found novel solutions for our municipal customers’ most persistent snow and ice problems. 

Densely populated municipalities often have to deal with tight, winding roads without the space to safely lift debris, snow, etc into the dump body. Our new DTS (Dump, Tilt, Spread) Metro is a versatile and compact service truck designated to tackle a variety of snow and ice concerns. When winter roads aren’t a concern, municipalities can use the DTS Metro to tackle off-season road-clearing projects including refuse collecting, landscaping, pallet loading and more.

DTS Metro: An All-Season, Live Floor, Multi-Purpose Vehicle 

The DTS Metro is an all-season, live floor, multi-purpose body, specifically designed for 19,000 GVW and higher chassis. This body features 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 into the spinner to spread material. This design helps keep a low center of gravity, while also discharging material in front 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. It 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. 

The stainless steel body construction guarantees years of use without the worry of deterioration, and the live floor is designed for rigorous application. Though the body design is not new to the market, the incorporation of the live floor and fold down side revolutionizes this vehicle. The DTS Metro offers more versatility than any other similar body style on the market.

DTS Metro

Unmatched Versatile Use

The DTS Metro can accommodate nearly every task possible for a dump body application. Users have the flexibility to accommodate a huge number of tasks with this one service truck. From maneuverability on tight streets, to offloading materials, to garbage refuse pickup, dirt moving and distribution, snow and ice removal, salt spreading and more, the DTS Metro provides incredible ROI as it can be easily converted for use 24/7/365.

Quick Changeover Time

Front side allows for a left front discharge location of material, permitting the main framework of the body to remain in a lowered position, enabling an easy changeover for all-season tasks.

Front Traction

The spreader is in front of the rear tire – this is ideal for steep roads and streets. This function allows you to provide traction for your own truck as you’re spreading salt for the road. 

Left Front Material Discharge

Provides driver visual of material use and placement

Increased Safety 

Added spreaded in front of the rear tire increases traction, which is ideal for steep roads and streets. Internal body conveys a reduced need for driver interaction. 

Greater Maneuverability

Easy to move and accommodate tight spaces and alleys, can accommodate turns, lifts and spreads in tight spaces. Offers a comfortable driving experience and easy to learn controls. 

Greater Movability

The DTS Metro moves easily and with comfort. Designed to accommodate several types of terrain, it offers a comfortable driving experience no matter the location or weather.

Traction

The spreader is in front of the rear tire – this is ideal for steep roads and streets. This function allows you to provide traction for your own truck as you’re spreading salt for the road.

Modern Dump Body

Driver is able to easily load and offload without touching the dump body.

Stainless Steel Longevity

Offering a full stainless understructure, the DTS Metro is made of quality materials that are less likely to rust with time.

Addresses CDL Labor Gap

Municipalities who struggle to find CDL drivers can use the DTS Metro as there is no CDL requirement. 

Ideal for Small Towns

Refuse pickup is easy to accommodate in narrow streets and tight quarters where larger trucks cannot travel, because of its compact size and throw-in height.

Low Center of Gravity

Offers greater stability and maximum traction

Berm Chute 

Can be used in place of spinner for more direct placement of material

Applications

The DTS Metro gives municipalities the flexibility to accommodate a huge number of tasks with one service truck. The DTS Metro can be used 24/7/365, offering incredible ROI on one investment alone.

Applications include:

  • Run tight streets
  • Offload material 
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Salt spreader
  • Parking lot clean up
  • Garbage refuse pickup 
  • Gravel moving and distribution 
  • Dirt moving and distribution 
  • Mulch moving and distribution
  • Bark pickup
  • Branches pickup 
  • Recycling and refuse collection
  • Parks & Recreation tasks 
  • Utility repair tasks

DTS Metro Designed With You in Mind 

Municipalities across the country face a variety of roadblocks that prevent them from operating with ease. We designed the DTS Metro to offer an incredible amount of versatility that allows our municipal customers to invest in one, compact American-made machine to tackle any number of all-season projects.