Northern Ireland’s Chestnutt Animal Feeds has gone to Renault for its latest truck.

Consequently, it’s the first ever Renault truck to feature on the company’s fleet. 

The company had been happy to run products from other manufacturers up to now.

However, the company has turned to Renault and now owns a T520 High 6×2 pusher axle tractor unit. 

In addition, the T has already gone into service, having been sprayed in Chestnutt’s ‘Green Bamboo’ livery.

The T520 High joins a fleet of 15 trucks on the Chestnutt fleet. 

The vehicles distribute animal feed throughout Northern Ireland to busy farms.

Therefore, the new Renault will be pulling a bulk tipper trailer from Fruehauf. 

As a result, the truck will be drawing raw materials and transporting up to four loads a day up and down the motorway.

At the heart of the T520 High is Renault’s DT13 litre engine, which boasts a maximum torque of 2,550Nm. 

The unit is coupled to Renault Trucks’ Optidriver AT 2612F gearbox with automated clutch. 

Chestnutt Animal Feeds has gone to Renault partly to improve efficiency. 

As a result, the T High is equipped with optional Eco Cruise Control freewheel mode control, which helps drive down fuel consumption. 

Meanwhile, safety has been enhanced thanks to adaptive cruise control, which is linked to advanced emergency braking system.

Elsewhere, the highly spec’d truck features a number of other highlights.

For example, there are Alcoa Dura-Bright Aluminium wheels. 

In addition, the T gets a fixed roof deflector, side deflectors and twin air horns.

Finally, there is also a ROADPAD infotainment system.

James Chestnutt, MD, said he was keen to give Renault a try.

“I’d heard good things about the T High and it was its reputation,” he said. 

“Also, there was a competitive deal on the table that convinced me!”