Over the last few years, all the main van manufacturers have been rolling out ranges of off-the-shelf conversions.
These are converted chassis cab models with EU type approval which are available to order directly from main dealers.
Buying — say — a tipper in this way has obvious attractions for a fleet operator when compared to organising your own conversion and ensuring that the converter you are using is able to fit a type approved conversion to the base vehicle of your choice.
Given all of this, it’s no surprise that facility services provider ISS recently opted to buy 123 Renault Master Tippers for a new contract through the French firm’s off-the-shelf conversion programme.
ISS has opted for the twin-wheel RWD Master in both medium-wheelbase single cab and long-wheelbase crew cab versions. The firm also bought a number of beavertail vehicles, such as the one pictured above.
The vehicles feature 45-degree rear-tipping ‘Scattolini’ bodies, fitted by accredited Renault supplier VFS, and each tipper has been specified with an optional heavy duty towing upgrade, allowing them to tow up to 3.5 tonnes, along with an electronic steering lock for added security.
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.”
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.