Timber firm branches out on payload with Renault Range D04 July 2014

Family-run timber merchant Basildon Timber has taken delivery of a Range D10 low 4x2 210bhp truck, to reduce emissions and raise capacity.

Supplied by dealer Renault Trucks Essex, the vehicle has an aluminium flatbed body and manual gearbox.

The Range D replaces Basildon Timber's previous 06 plate 7.5-tonne Renault Midlum and marks a move up to 10 tonnes to take advantage of extra payload and boost productivity.

"Our old 7.5 tonne Midlum was so reliable, it never let us down and was still running well, but with the LEZ charges for delivering inside the M25 we needed to look at Euro 6," says John Cordery, Basildon Timber's managing director.

"We decided to stay with Renault Trucks and go up to 10 tonnes with the Range D, which gives us more payload with all the manoeuvrability and accessibility of the 7.5 tonner. It has only been on the road a few weeks, but so far it's running fantastic."

Laura Cork

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