The Renault Master manages to combine size and payload to make it one of the most capable load luggers under 3.5t.
These attributes were a big attraction for lorry trailer rental and maintenance firm TIP Trailer Services, which has recently added 17 new Renault Masters to its UK mobile maintenance fleet.
The new additions take TIP’s Renault Master fleet up to 58 vans, which are used to perform maintenance and repairs on rental and leasing customers’ trailers at their premises or on the road.
TIP’s new Masters were ordered in long wheelbase, high-roof (LH35) specification and are powered by the dCi 125 2.3-litre engine. A generous payload of 1,490kg means that the Masters can carry all the necessary equipment and parts. These include an on-board generator and compressor — both heavy items.
Ordered in Business Specification, the Renault Master offers TIP’s operatives such standard features as a DAB radio with Bluetooth, electric front windows, remote central locking, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with HSA (Hill Start Assist) and Grip Xtend; which over loose surfaces such as gravel, light snow and mud, allows one wheel to spin to help aid traction.
Fitted out to TIP’s bespoke specification by Bott Ltd, TIP’s latest Masters benefit from the standard four-year/100,000-mile warranty and roadside assistance package which comes with all new Renault LCVs. As with the rest of the company’s existing Masters, TIP’s new LCVs will be fully maintained by Renault dealerships.