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19.09.2014

L. LYNCH OFFERS FIRST HEAVY LIFTING RANGE C TO UK’S EXPANDING RAIL NETWORK

"When we tested the new Range C, we were particularly impressed by the new gearbox, the traction and grip; the Renault just kept ploughing on regardless."

London-based L. Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage Ltd, one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies, has taken delivery of a new Renault Range C-520 6x4 80t GVW complete with a Fassi F660RA crane. Supplied by Renault Trucks London, with the crane supplied by Fassi main agent Transloader Services, the Range C is a bespoke addition to Lynch’s 150-strong Renault, Volvo and DAF haulage fleet. The relationship with Renault Trucks London and the vehicle’s performance, especially during test drives, were the key factors in Lynch’s selection.

The new Renault Trucks Range C will be based in Lynch’s London depot and will work on new ventures with rail construction companies across the UK including moving 60ft rail. Commenting on the decision to bring the new Range C on board, Lynch’s Transport Manager Keith Talbot said “With the UK expanding its rail network, including HS2, Lynch wants to be one step ahead of the competition. With such a unique and specialist vehicle in our fleet, I believe we are the first plant hire company offering one of this type.”

Keith continued “As an ex-driver myself, I know what I’m looking for and although I haven’t personally bought Renault Trucks before, I have been really convinced by the new range which I think has been much improved. When we tested the new Range C, we were particularly impressed by the new gearbox, the traction and grip; the Renault just kept ploughing on regardless. In fact we have been so impressed, Group Transport and Service Manager, Stephen Bremner has added further purchases to the already strong Renault fleet of vehicles, with an order bank in the region of an additional 80 plus Renault Trucks. Renault is always on hand to assist in any rectification works any time of the day, with aftersales staff from director down assisting us in our product utilisation. The new Euro 6 vehicles, are meeting our demands from 32t tippers to the new Tractor units.”

Mick Feeley, Area Sales Manager, Renault Trucks London said: “I’m delighted to see that Lynch has been convinced by the performance of the new Range Cs and noticed the benefits of the improvements that have been made. Renault Trucks has invested significantly in the new Euro 6 vehicles to provide exceptional mobility. It’s great to hear that they have experienced these improvements first hand.”

Carly Barnard, Sales Director, Transloader Services said “As a long established main agent for Fassi cranes and with a strong reputation for large and complex installations, Transloader Services is delighted to provide the crane for this vehicle. The Fassi F660RA combines impressive lifting capabilities with a low self weight, compared to its competitors, and a unique stability monitoring system, the ‘FSC-S’.  Additionally, Transloader has designed and constructed a bespoke sub frame which has ensured a 66 tonne/metre crane with flyjib could be fitted to a 6 wheel tractor unit whilst still satisfying the requirements of maximum stability and impressive payload.”

L.Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage Ltd was established over 30 years ago and is a leading player in the plant hire industry with experience across civil engineering, highways, utilities, railwork, groundworks, demolition and snow clearance projects.  With its main site in Stanmore, London, L.Lynch offers a nationwide plant hire, project management, transport and haulage service.