Supplied by dealer Renault Trucks South, the two 32-tonne Range C440 8x4s have optional steel bumpers for better ground clearance and are fitted with Boughton Engineering hookloader lifting gear.
Toby Comley, managing director, says the dealer “put together a great deal so we were confident we were getting robust, well built and reliable trucks with a comprehensive maintenance and inspection package, primed to deliver maximum vehicle uptime”.
Specified to ADR Cat 9 and FORS compliant with four-camera system, left-turn warning, strobe lights, beacon bar and BBS reverse alarm, the C440s are powered by DTI 13-litre, six-cylinder engines, delivering a maximum torque of 2200Nm from 900-1,404rpm.
“Our trucks get a hard life but we are confident the C440 is up to the job,” he adds.
“It’s robust and has a higher ride height avoiding damage on our most challenging assignments. Also the automated gearbox with off-road mode as standard is perfect for our most testing operations.”
Inside, the Range Cs have been specified with four-point cab air suspension, one-touch electric windows, electronically regulated air conditioning and leather steering wheel with cruise and telephone control.
“Introducing a new brand into the fleet, especially one we haven’t used before, can be challenging but the drivers have given the Range Cs a big thumbs up so far,” says Comley.
“The day cabs are comfortable and fuel economy is good, too. We are all delighted with the new trucks.”