32 tonne Renault Range C430 8x4s for quarry work
Northern Ireland’s leading supplier of quarry aggregates, concrete products and road contracting services, Northstone Materials, has ordered the first twelve 32 tonne Renault Range C430 8x4s to join its DAF dominated fleet in a significant deal for Renault Trucks. Impressive fuel performance and additional payload were key factors in the company’s vehicle purchase decision, which followed a competitive tender process. The trucks, supplied by local approved Renault Trucks dealer Diamond Trucks, include 6 Range C430s fitted with Hymix mixer units and a further 6 with insulated tipping bodies by Coleraine-based Farlow Engineering. A further 6 Range C430s are on order.
The Renault Range Cs, which replace DAF, are on a 5 year operating lease through Renault Trucks Financial Services. Commenting on the decision to bring the first Range Cs onto Northstone Materials’ fleet, Commercial Director, Richard McDermott says: “Fuel performance is our main issue. We’ve had good experience with some Renault Premium tractor units on our fleet, which ensured Renault Trucks were invited to tender. We asked all the manufacturers to demonstrate mpg – the Range C’s impressive fuel performance, together with an additional half tonne payload and the competitive cost of leasing the vehicles, determined our decision. The additional payload is important, but the biggest saving is in mpg. A couple of months on the road and the Range C430s are running very well, already achieving 8.5mpg, around a mile per gallon advantage over other vehicles on the fleet. Our drivers are also very pleased with the trucks.”