Building Better: Renault Trucks Delivers at Tip-ex 2021

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Renault Trucks is returning to this year’s Tip-ex/Tank-ex show in Harrogate with a line-up that showcases vehicles from its highly regarded construction range, unveils the new T Evolution 6×2 tractor unit and underlines its commitment to decarbonising the sector with a fully electric Red EDITION Master Z.E. OptiTipper.  

This year’s event also sees Renault Trucks move stand location to Hall B, Stand 1- 4.

Making its debut is the first Renault Trucks T480 Evolution 6×2 in the UK, marking the most important development of the Renault Trucks T, C, and K ranges since the total renewal of the manufacturer’s ranges in 2013. 

Sporting a bolder, more assertive exterior that is matched by improvements to reliability, up to 3% fuel savings, comfort and safety, the T Evolution goes further to keep you operational.  As well as the striking, highly efficient LED headlights, updates include engine start button for optimum convenience and safety, multidirectional steering column adjustment, new seat materials, and Serenity bunk for a home-from-home sleeping area.

Fitted with the latest technology to further improve fuel consumption, the T Evolution includes a new version of Optivision predictive cruise control system with ‘Pulse and Glide’ function.   

The 3900mm wheelbase T480 on display is powered by Renault Trucks’ efficient DTi 13 litre Euro VI Step E engine, which produces 473hp and 2400 Nm torque; behind this is a 12 speed Optidriver AT 2612F automated transmission system.  Specification for enhanced on-road comfort includes four point cab air suspension with ride-height control system, leather seat trim, Ultimate upper bunk which is transformable into storage with access ladder and luggage net, cab interior lighting management by rotary control for activity, rest and night driving and ROADPAD+ infotainment system.

From Renault Trucks’ construction range, visitors to stand B1-4 can see a C460 8×4 Tipper Tridem with Night & Day cab, equipped with PPG tipping body, powered by an efficient 11 litre Euro VI Step D engine delivering 453hp and 2200 Nm torque, coupled to an Optidriver ATO 2612F 12 speed gearbox with Optibrake retarder.  

Carefully configured to suit a broad range of multi-axle operators, including construction and agriculture, the increasingly popular Renault Trucks C tridem axle configuration, with factory-fitted extra axle adaption, delivers enhanced manoeuvrability as well as excellent traction on site. The C460 tipper tridem is equipped with CLOCS-compliant safety systems.

Another big draw on stand B1-4 is a 3.1 tonne fully electric Renault Trucks Red EDITION Master OptiTipper Z.E.  Fitted with steel and aluminium caged tipper body, the OptiTipper Z.E. with 900kgs payload is ideal for municipal applications including parks maintenance, and as a flexible alternative for skips where access is tight, in urban environments with the strictest emissions standards. Powered by a 57kW Z.E. 100% electric motor with 33kWh Lithium-ion battery, the OptiTipper Z.E. delivers 120km range.  Part of Renault Trucks Ready for Business range, the OptiTipper model is available in both Euro 6 Diesel and 100% electric Z.E. variants.

Experts from Renault Trucks’ highly experienced team will be on hand throughout the show to offer advice and detailed information on vehicles and enhanced transport solutions, including the transition to net-zero and a decarbonised construction sector.

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