Major order for Renault Master Tippers
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 12:30
World-leading facility services provider ISS has placed an order for 123 efficient and versatile Renault Master Tippers, taking advantage of the manufacturer’s convenient and straightforward ‘off-the-shelf’ in-house conversion programme.
The company, which offers facility solutions including technical service, support services, cleaning, catering and security, opted for the twin-wheel RWD Master in both medium-wheelbase single cab and long-wheelbase crew cab versions.
The vehicles – available for order through Renault’s dealer network – feature 45-degree rear-tipping ‘Scattolini’ bodies, fitted by accredited Renault supplier VFS, and will be used by ISS’ Landscaping Business to service a major new contract at locations across the UK.
Supplied by Renault Retail Group in Coulsdon, South London, each tipper has been specified with an optional heavy duty towing upgrade, allowing them to tow up to 3.5 tonnes, and an electronic steering lock for added security.
The vehicles have been financed through LeasePlan on a five-year contract hire with full maintenance. They also benefit from the industry-leading Renault four-year warranty that provides the ultimate peace of mind for this period or 100,000 miles.
The tippers are complemented by ISS’ recent purchase of 17 Renault Master-based beavertails with a further five on order. Offering benefits that include the speed of loading and unloading mowing machinery and there being no requirement for the driver to hold a driving licence with trailer entitlements, these vehicles feature a TGS purpose-built lightweight aluminium beavertail body which affords a payload of around 1.2 tonnes and can also be fitted with optional cages for leaf and litter clearance use in winter months.
ISS is a long-standing strategic partner of Renault UK and Groupe Renault internationally and the latest acquisitions mean the company now has around 1,100 Renault vehicles on its 2,500-strong UK fleet. This includes a wide range of passenger cars including the Clio supermini, Mégane and Captur crossover shortly the All-New Kadjar and the full array of Renault light commercials.
Nigel Rowden ISS UK Group Fleet Manager said: “ISS has been working with Renault for many years and as a strategic partner, they were able to deliver a seamless service, from order to delivery, at the best TCO, after stiff competition from our other suppliers, for the 123 tippers required to deliver this service to our new customer, around the UK.”
Darren Payne, Director of Sales, Renault UK said: “We are delighted that a major partner of Renault UK, especially one with such an impressive and diverse fleet as ISS, has seen the benefits of our in-house Master conversion programme, which has been designed from the ground up to simplify the whole vehicle ordering and specification process.
“It’s also very pleasing that ISS was attracted by our market-leading Renault Business Quality Commitment, with four-year warranty and assistance – a promise that’s unrivalled in the LCV sector – and the huge impact this can have on keeping vehicle downtime and whole life costs to a minimum.”
The Renault Master is available as a chassis cab or platform cab and with a variety of manufacturer approved conversions that give operators the unbeatable convenience of a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to specifying their vehicle and choosing between different weights, lengths and engines.
In addition to the Tipper, ‘ready-made’ Master conversions include a Dropside, Box Van and Luton Loloader.
The Master Tipper, priced from £27,050 (ex VAT), is available in medium or long wheelbase form and with front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or twin-wheel rear wheel drive for added traction and greater towing ability.
Meanwhile, a high strength but lightweight steel body with aluminium side and rear panels keep the unladen weight down to maximise payload. RWD models can carry up to 1,199kg while FWD models can lug a hefty 1,349kg.
Two powerful yet efficient common rail diesel powerplants are available – one producing 125PS and the other 135PS.
The Master also offers a practical and well-equipped cab, with a raft of popular features including DAB radio, Bluetooth and a USB port as standard. An array of safety features such as ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Grip Xtend, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Swing Assist also come as standard.
For more information about Renault conversions, please visit www.conversions.renault.co.uk. Further assistance is also available by contacting the Converter Hotline on 0800 040 7343 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.