Suffolk-based recycled aggregates supplier continues to replace existing fleet with Renault Trucks
TO keep pace with increasing demand, Ipswich-based J.T. Few Plant Hire Ltd are putting four new Renault Trucks C tippers into service, citing exceptional service from Renault Trucks and their dealer network as key drivers of the deal.
Two 32-tonne C430 8x4s, fitted with Marshalls’ Hardox lightweight tipping bodies, took to the the road in December, with a further two joining the fleet in January. An additional four C430 eight-wheelers are planned for later in 2022.
Supplied by Renault Trucks dealer Norfolk Truck and Van, the new trucks operate in and out of construction sites across the Ipswich area, bringing materials back to J.T. Few Plant Hire’s own recycling centre and sending recycled aggregates back out for resale.
As a long-standing customer of Renault Trucks, J.T. Few Plant Hire director Ben Few explained why the company opted for the new C430s: ‘Having worked with Renault Trucks since the 1990s, they have been extremely good to us over the years. It’s imperative that the trucks are out on the road and, to be honest, we just don’t experience the breakdown issues that we do with other manufacturers.’
The new C430s are the latest ‘Evolution’ models that bring major improvements in terms of driver comfort, enhanced on-board safety, and productivity, as well as featuring a bolder, more assertively styled exterior design.
J.T. Few Plant Hire’s new trucks come fitted with the Optidriver AT2612F gearbox with automatic clutch and are equipped with Renault Trucks’ Euro VI Step E engines with technology designed to further reduce fuel consumption, including a new and improved version of the Optivision predictive cruise-control system.
Ben Few said: ‘We got three manufacturers to quote for the four trucks and we asked for their best price, first time. Norfolk Truck and Van were the only one to listen to the brief and offer the best price on the new Evolution model, which has been very well received by our drivers.’
Also benefitting from a three-year full Renault Excellence R&M package that will be carried out by Norfolk Truck and Van, Mr Few said it was the dealer back-up service that was a crucial factor in selecting the latest vehicles: ‘The Renault Trucks dealer coverage in the area is unrivalled with three located within the Ipswich area. We always find that their back-up service is far better and, especially in recent years, Renault Trucks have been far more accommodating in keeping our lorries on the road.
‘Fourteen out of our fleet of 20 tippers are now Renault Trucks and, following good experiences, we continue to convert each of the trucks as they come up for replacement. We now know the Renault trucks inside and out; they are robust and keep our business as efficient as possible.’