First Renaults for Lostock Skip Hire

25 April 2024 #Truck

Lancashire disposal and recycling specialist Lostock Skip Hire has taken delivery of four new Renault Trucks, the first to join its 30-strong fleet.

A total of two C440 8×4, one D12 Low 4×2 and one D18 High 4×2 will operate out of the family-run firm’s site in Horwich, Bolton and its satellite depot in Leyland, delivering and collecting skips from a mixture of domestic and commercial customers covering a large area of Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Specified by JDS Truck and Van, the new D12 and D18 have been mounted with lightweight steel Hiab Futura skiploaders, made of EvoLight, a lightweight steel construction providing greater payload while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Both vehicles have been specified with passenger side vision door with lower tinted windows to provide its drivers with enhanced visibility of cyclists and other vulnerable road-users.

The D18 is fitted with the Optishift 8AP gearbox with gear shifting strategy optimised for construction with automatic gearbox cooler as well as air-suspended comfort driver’s heated seat, with lumbar support.

The two 13 litre C440 Off Road, mounted to HIAB Multilift Ultima 24S hookloaders, provide a maximum torque of 2200 Nm from 925 rpm to 1400 rpm.

They have also been specified with optional extras including leather steering wheel, a heated and ventilated driver’s seat.

Joanna Dyke, Director at Lostock said: “As a busy operation managing 2,000 skips, reliability is paramount, and having a local dealer capable of super-efficient maintenance is crucial.

“This is why we selected Renault Trucks and JDS Truck and Van, as both were recommended by local operators.”

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