First Renault trucks for Comley Demolition
Company strengthens transportation fleet with two new 32-tonne Range C 8x4 trucks
HAMPSHIRE-based Comley Demolition have taken delivery of their first Renault trucks – two new Range C440 8x4s supplied by local dealers Renault Trucks South. Both units are fitted with a Boughton Engineering hookloader and feature an optional steel bumper for exceptional ground clearance.
The Range C trucks are currently moving construction and demolition materials for the family-run business and managing director Toby Comley highlighted the vehicle’s durability and customer package as key factors in the purchasing decision.
‘Rob Coxon of Renault Trucks South has a strong customer focus and was meticulous in getting us to understand what we needed,’ commented Mr Comley. ‘He put together a great deal, so that we were getting robust, well-built and reliable trucks, with a comprehensive maintenance and inspection package aimed at delivering maximum vehicle uptime.’
The Range C440s are powered a Renault Trucks DTI six-cylinder,13-litre engine with a maximum torque of 2,200Nm (between 900-1,404 rev/min). The truck’s high-ground clearance has been a standout feature for Comley Demolition, providing good mobility and access to all types of terrain.
Mr Comley said: ‘It is 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.’
Other notable features of the Range C trucks include: a BBS reverse alarm; a FORS-compliant camera system; a beacon bar; and a turn left warning unit. For driver comfort, the C440 8x4s are equipped with four-point cab air suspension, one-touch electric windows, air conditioning and a high-quality steering wheel with cruise and mobile phone control.
‘Introducing a new brand into the fleet, especially one that we haven’t used before, can be challenging but the drivers have given the Range Cs a big thumbs up so far and have encountered no problems with them,’ said Mr Comley.