Basildon backs Range D for timber work

Family-run timber merchant Basildon Timber Ltd has taken delivery of a Renault Range D10 low 4×2 truck with 210 bhp motor, aluminium flatbed body and manual gearbox. Supplied by Renault Trucks Essex, the bright-yellow Range D replaces Basildon Timber’s previous 06-plate 7.5-tonne Midlum and marks a move up to 10 tonnes to take advantage of valuable extra payload and productivity.

The Range D undertakes timber deliveries across Essex and into London for both trade and domestic customers.

When asked about his decision to select the 10-tonne Range D, Basildon Timber managing director John Cordery said: “Our old 7.5-tonne Midlum was so reliable, it never let us down and was still running well – but with the LEZ charges for delivering inside the M25, we needed to look at Euro 6.

“We decided to stay with Renault Trucks and go up to 10 tonnes with the Range D, which gives us more payload with all the manoeuvrability and accessibility of the 7.5-tonner.”