Supplied by Thompson Commercials Hull, the Range C has a Weightlifter insulated tipping body, Harsh tipping gear and matching pink Union Jack-emblazoned easy sheets, along with air horns and light bars.
Managing director and owner Dave Hodges bought the Range C for his daughter, Mel Hodges, who drives for the family business. She wanted a pink tipper that matched her nail varnish and says: “After weeks of trying to find the correct pink, no one seemed to have the right colour. So I picked my favourite hot pink nail varnish: Richard at DWI did a precise colour match on the paint, Matt Vinyl Graphics did the wrap and it’s spot on – I love it.”
She adds: “I like the style of the Range C, but its ride and economy is miles better than any other make of truck I’ve ever driven. It’s so easy to drive, the automated gearbox is amazing. The cab is spacious and laid out so well; everything is within arm’s length and easy to operate.”
The truck joins the operator’s seven-strong fleet. Dave Hodges has bought Renault vehicles for 31 years and says: “I’ve always liked Renault Trucks and on our company’s 30th anniversary last year we had one of the vehicles shrink wrapped in the Union Jack.
“The Range C is perfect for our operation: the drivers like them, especially the room in the cab and the power, ride, drive and hill starts are all excellent. When we are working in the fields and farms the Range C really comes into its own – we have found it is one of the best trucks to get in and out, and the grip is superb.”