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First Renault truck for Wilson McCurdy Jnr Haulage

Ballymena-based Wilson McCurdy Jnr Haulage has added its first ever Renault truck to its fleet.

Supplied by local dealer Diamond Trucks, the new T520 High 6×2 pusher is equipped with Renault Trucks’ efficient 13 litre DTI engine, delivering maximum power of 382kw and maximum torque of 2550 Nm; behind this is Renault Trucks’ Optidriver AT 2612F gearbox with automatic clutch.

Optional extras include Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminium wheels, roof-mounted twin air horns and the cab is finished in striking red paint with matching bumper corners, centre and steps.

The T520 High’s cab interior has been specified with optional extras for the driver’s comfort including 40L fridge, heated seat, insulated cab curtains, leather steering wheel and air conditioning.

It joins the seven-strong Wilson McCurdy Jnr fleet on general haulage with regular runs out of Cork, Limerick and Kerry then on across Ireland and the UK.

With other operators in the area talking and recommending Renault Trucks, company director Wilson McCurdy Junior, thought he would take a look for himself: “Word gets about on lorries, what’s good and what’s bad, and we were hearing good reports about the Renault trucks.

“We contacted Diamond Trucks in Mallusk and arranged for a T480 demo which performed very well.

“We especially liked the new Evolution model, and I was particularly impressed with the updated cab shape, increased internal storage, more comfortable bunk, an improved steering column as well as a revised honeycomb grill and new LED headlights. It just has the wow factor.”

The dealer back-up service was also instrumental in Wilson’s new vehicle selection.

“Keeping our trucks out on the road with minimal downtime is essential so excellent dealer back up is vital,” McCurdy Junior added.

“We were impressed by the team at Diamond Trucks, and their down-to-earth approach and having only had a two-year warranty with another manufacturer, the comprehensive four year repair and maintenance contract from Renault Trucks sealed the deal.”