Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Five-axle Renault trucks move the earth for McGuire Haulage

The largest tipper operator in the Republic of Ireland, McGuire Haulage Ltd, has taken delivery of five new Renault Trucks’ Range Cs. The 39-tonne Range C460 10x4s have a specially fitted fifth axle, allowing the trucks to handle 5-tonnes more payload than the standard 32-tonne 8x4s, for improved productivity and operational efficiency.


Supplied by Renault Trucks’ approved distributor, Setanta Vehicle Sales Ltd, the Range Cs are additional vehicles for McGuire’s 105-strong fleet and join five 32-tonne Range K430 8×4 tippers also purchased this year.

Managing Director Martin McGuire says: “We’ve been running Range Ks and Renault Trucks’ tractor units for a while and they’ve worked extremely well in our operation. I felt that the Range C was the best option for the axle configuration. The chassis is very strong and it allows us the crucial extra weight that helps to make our business both more efficient and profitable.”

Used to deliver aggregates to sites across Ireland, the new Range C460s with sleeper cabs are fitted with Voith hydraulic brake retarders, Gleeson half pipe Hardox bodies and hydraulic rear tail doors as well as top-of-the-range optional extras including night heaters, air conditioning and fridges.

The new additions bring Renault Trucks’ share of McGuire Haulage’s fleet to 30 per cent and, with six further Range Ks on order for January delivery, the company is increasing its commitment to using the brand in its operation.


Harry Nash, Setanta Vehicle Sales, comments on the deal: “Martin runs the biggest bulk excavation operation in Ireland and is very influential in this tipper market, so purchasing volumes of Renault Trucks is a fantastic endorsement of our brand.”

Renault Trucks’ five-axle combinations, with complete vehicle type approval, meet the demand for heavier duty applications and come with full warranty and aftermarket support to deliver lower operating costs.