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Renault supplies new tag axles to forestry haulier

19 April 2018 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Tractor #Truck

Renault Trucks UK has supplied two new Range T520 tag axle tractors to Dumfriesshire-based forestry haulier WD & A Haley.

The trucks have already been put into service, tackling the challenge of pulling up to 29 tonnes of logs from the remote location of Beattock summit to the north of Lockerbie. The top-specification T520s are fitted with a 13-litre engine offering a maximum of 2550Nm of torque, Renault’s Optidriver automated gearbox and Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminium wheels. A five-year repair and maintenance contract was also supplied, and the T520s are pulling skeleton trailers with timber bolsters designed specifically for the logging industry.

WD & A Haley owner, Antony Haley commented, “Forestry work is tough, the landscape is awash with steep embankments and we needed something with plenty of grip and power. The T520s give us this by the ‘bucket-load’, coping skilfully with all types of terrain – they just keep going! The tag axle is good for tight corners too and, importantly, gives us the traction on the hills and on difficult land.”

The Range Ts are also equipped with a Bigfoot Tyre Deflation system which allows drivers to control the air pressure in each tyre from the driving seat, giving extra traction in challenging conditions and reducing damage to forestry roads.

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