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Intermat: Renault Trucks in 8x4*4 configuration

The Intermat exhibition taking place from 16 to 21 April in Paris, Renault Trucks is the occasion for Renault Trucks to launch a new configuration for worksite supply applications: the Premium Lander Tridem 8x4*4. Featuring a retractable rear steering axle with a load capacity of 10t, the Premium Lander 8x4*4 Tridem is the ideal platform for carrying complex equipment and carrying out manoeuvres in restricted or hard-to-access areas. This vehicle is first introduced onto the French market and will be made available in Europe to match customer demand.

Renault Trucks will be taking advantage of the Intermat exhibition (focused on Equipment and Techniques for the Construction and Materials Industries) to present a new 8x4*4 configuration of its Premium Lander vehicle. It is designed to meet the needs of some worksite supply applications which have to cope with specific restrictions. For there is often a need to carry very heavy loads of equipment or materials to worksites where space for manoeuvring is limited, while at the same time optimising on-road fuel consumption. The Premium Lander Tridem, a new 8x4*4 rigid sold in France by Renault Trucks, is the ideal tool for this kind of operation.

Built on a particularly light 6x4 chassis, the Premium Lander Tridem also features a fourth, retractable, rear steering axle. This makes reverse manoeuvring, often required to access building sites in urban areas for example, much easier. Compared with a conventional 8x4 vehicle, the turning radius is reduced by 10 to 15%, depending on the wheelbase. Once the vehicle is back on the road, the driver can raise the third axle to reduce tyre wear and the vehicle's fuel consumption.

The Premium Lander Tridem 8x4*4 is the only vehicle on the market with a rear axle capable of carrying a 10 t load. This has been made possible by close collaboration between Renault Trucks and the Michelin and Goodyear tyre manufacturers who have developed specific 385/65 tyres that can be fitted to both front and rear axles. This characteristic allows the Premium Lander 8x4*4 Tridem to carry all kinds of equipment, even the heaviest such as hydraulic cranes, sewer flushers, bodies for delivering bulk foodstuffs, as well as industrial vacuum units or cranes positioned on the rear overhang.

For customers seeking maximum manoeuvrability and capable of meeting highly demanding body mounting specifications, the Premium Lander 8x4*4 Tridem has been designed to meet the needs of professionals in the fields of industrial cleaning, industrial waste or pulverulent transport.

The very first Premium Lander 8x4*4 Tridem will be on display at the Intermat exhibition held from 16 to 21 April 2012 in Paris (Villepinte).

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