Acknowledged for its robustness and reliability on worksites all over the world, the Kerax has also stood out for its performance in Renault Trucks expeditions such as the Silk Road or the Cape to Cape. Since adventure is part of Renault Trucks’ DNA, the "Adventure" kit combines these two aspects in a vehicle with a very original style.
The Kerax Adventure is distinguished by a whole new look. With its grey radiator grille, boasting the "Adventure" label, its hefty bull bar and rally type sunshield bearing the Renault Kerax name, the Kerax Adventure is an imposing vehicle. The impression of sturdiness, which makes the Kerax so distinctive, has been enhanced even further. On the cab roof, the Kerax Adventure sports chrome plated fog horns instead of regular horns, which will prove very useful when the vehicle is being driven in bad weather and wishes to announce its presence in poor visibility. Outside Europe and in environments with high levels of dust or sand, the Kerax is fitted with a special air filter. Available on the Euro III vehicles, this makes it possible to prolong engine life and reduce the frequency of air filter replacements.
Finally, to make the vehicle even more exclusive, both doors display the official Renault Trucks Adventure logo. This on its own is a testimonial of 30 years' involvement in the Dakar Rally and the glorious expeditions in which Renault Trucks has taken part throughout its history: the Silk Road in 2005 between Lyon and Peking and, more recently, the Cape to Cape in 2009 between the North Cape in Norway at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The Kerax Adventure kit is available for all Kerax vehicles, whatever their configuration and engine type.
Like the rest of the Construction range, the Kerax Adventure incorporates Renault Trucks' Optifuel Solutions designed to reduce fuel consumption. For fuel is invariably the most costly item of operating expenditure for companies in the construction industry. To reduce these costs, Renault Trucks make several specific tools available for its Construction range, such as the Optidriver+ robotised gearbox, which, for example, has an off road mode specially suitable for negotiating challenging terrain.
But reducing consumption also involves services. Renault Trucks has adapted its Optifuel Training economic driving instruction to take difficult terrain and driving conditions into account. Furthermore, the Optifuel Infomax and Optifuel software programs allow operators to both analyse and monitor consumption as well as track its fleet of vehicles in real-time.