E M & T RAPSON’S ‘TOUGH AND RELIABLE’ RENAULT TRUCKS RANGE T IMPRESSES IN THE HIGHLANDS
E M & T RAPSON’S 44-TONNE RENAULT TRUCKS RANGE T520 TAG WITH COMFORT PACK
Scottish timber haulage specialist, E M & T Rapson’s 44-tonne Renault Trucks Range T520 tag with Comfort Pack, supplied by Renault Trucks Scotland, is proving more than tough enough for the arduous Highlands terrain.
The Range T, striking in E M & T Rapson’s red and blue livery, has been particularly impressive in its handling and performance in demanding conditions on and off-road. Fitted with air-horns, light-bar and spotlights, the forestry specification Range T with Kesla Forestri crane and Dennison skeletal trailer, is the first Renault truck on the company’s 9-strong fleet.
Previously a sceptic of Euro-6, E M & T Rapson Partner, Tommy Rapson, has been won over by the Range T. As he explains: “The approach from Renault Trucks Scotland and a test drive, organised by Elgin Truck and Van in Inverness, left me feeling extremely impressed. The competitive package on offer, which includes a 5-year repair and maintenance contract, sealed the deal.”
Tommy continues: “It’s a really good lorry and our driver has been amazed by its performance. The Highlands are renowned for their challenging hills, but the Range T climbs them effortlessly; our driver has found that it pulls like a train and walks away from the competition.”
“The truck has been outstanding off-road too,” he adds, “Forestry roads are notoriously gruelling, but the Range T handles them with ease!”
“The Range T has positively changed my perception of Euro-6 and Renault Trucks. It is tough and reliable and the driver is impressed by the cab layout and comfort too. Overall I’m delighted that I swapped across to Renault Trucks and I will definitely be considering them for any trucks we need in the future,” he concludes.
Calum Aitken, Renault Trucks Scotland comments on the deal: “I am delighted that E M & T Rapson took the plunge with the Range T for their first Euro-6 vehicle. The Range T was designed to be durable and was tested thoroughly in extreme conditions to meet operator’s demands for reliability and robustness, so it’s great to hear that this has paid off in the Highlands.”