Supplied by Renault Trucks Exeter, the Range C has a reinforced chassis and fifth wheel as well as a Voith retarder, uprated braking system and light bars and lamps supplied through Kelsa.
This is the third Renault vehicle on Aardvark’s fleet of four – the others are a Renault Lander 6x4 and two Range T tractors. The Range C is moving heavy plant machinery including large excavators and dump trucks across the South West and throughout the UK.
“Business is booming and we needed an additional vehicle to cope with the extra demand,” says Andy Lowe, Aardvark’s director. “The customer service we received from Renault Trucks Exeter with previous vehicles has been superb so we had no hesitation in contacting them again for our latest requirements.”
The Range C, he adds, is living up to its promise: “We needed a seriously tough vehicle and the Range C hasn’t let us down. We are often delivering to open fields which are muddy and wet. Where other manufacturer’s vehicles would get stuck, the new Range C doesn’t and we can literally send it anywhere.
“The traction is incredible and the double drive pulls the vehicle effortlessly out of difficult terrain. We’re also seeing some pretty impressive fuel consumption figures, too, returning 8 mpg on general work and 5 mpg fully loaded.
“All in all it’s a fantastic bit of kit and the driver is over the moon, too.”