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Meynell Plant Hire gets more mpg from first Renault trucks

2nd September 2010 Print
Renault Premium Lander

Meynell Plant Hire Ltd. has taken delivery of three new 8x4 Renault Premium Landers with centre mounted hiab cranes, along with six Renault Kerax 370.32s, which all have Weightlifter steel bodies. In an important conquest deal for Renault Trucks and Renault Trucks distributor, RH Commercial Vehicles (Leicester), they are the first Renault Trucks to join the company’s 50-strong mixed fleet of Iveco, Mercedes, DAF and Volvo. The company also has a Renault Midlum with demount box body on order.

The new Renault trucks will join Meynell Plant Hire’s fleet which supplies hire trucks to its parent company, Leicester based housebuilder, Jelson Holdings Ltd. The Renault Kerax tippers will work on site, undertaking muck shifting and stone delivery, whilst the Renault Premium Landers will operate from Jelson Holdings’ breeze block manufacturing subsidiary, Interfuse Ltd., delivering to construction sites across the country. The Renault Midlum will transport items, such as new kitchens, to the new build developments.

Troy Harrison, Operations Manager, Meynell Plant Hire, says: “The Renault Premium Lander is versatile enough for delivery to our building sites, with the comfort of a high spec cab and automatic gearbox for motorway driving. One of the best advantages of the Lander is its fuel economy.The first Renault Premium Lander has been on the road for a couple of months now and already we are seeing an excellent fuel return of 8.3 miles per gallon - more than any other truck on our fleet which average at approximately 7 miles per gallon. The Kerax is a great looking vehicle and its ground clearance is second to none. The Kerax offers good bhp and a build quality for construction that is simply made for the job.”

Meynell Plant Hire is already a franchise for Renault cars and vans but this is the first time the company has taken Renault trucks.Troy Harrison explains: “We had never really considered Renault Trucks before but looking at the quality of the trucks you get for your money, we felt that it was a great value and, with the local support of the new RH Commercial Vehicles depot on our doorstep in Leicester, we thought we would give it a go. This decision has already proved a very positive move, both for quality and for fuel efficiency.”

Based in Leicester, Meynell Plant Hire Limited is part of Jelson Holdings Ltd., one of the country’s leading privately owned construction companies. Founded in Leicester in 1889, Jelson Ltd. has been building quality homes for over 120 years. The family run company undertakes building on various locations across the Midlands, including Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

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