OptiTrack, the Renault Trucks’ traction system using hydraulic motors in the front wheels, gives the vehicle temporary use of additional pulling power. It is now available on the Renault Trucks C in 4x2 and 6x4 configurations with the Euro 6 DTI 11 and DTI 13 engines. Thanks to OptiTrack technology, the vehicle increases its obstacle clearing capability while still keeping its consumption under control and maintaining high payload capacity.
Launched in 2010 on the Renault Premium Lander, the Renault Trucks’ OptiTrack system has been extremely well received by customers ever since. It was therefore maintained on the new Renault Trucks C vehicle range. OptiTrack provides vehicles with additional pulling power by means of two hydraulic motors fitted in the front wheel hubs. This system offers the possibility of benefiting from temporary all-wheel drive on demand. This solution overcomes the constraints of a “conventional” all-wheel drive vehicle, particularly in terms of fuel consumption, loading height, maintenance costs and additional weight.
OptiTrack is available on the Renault Trucks C, in 4x2 and 6x4 tractor and rigid configurations, with the 380 to 520 hp Euro 6 DTI 11 and DTI 13 engines.
Outstanding pulling power from 0 kph
Simply by pressing a button on the dashboard, the driver can engage or disengage the system in forward or reverse mode. OptiTrack is operational from 0kph and automatically disconnects once vehicle speed reaches 25 kph. The system connects via an engine rear PTO, thereby leaving PTOs on the gearbox fully available. OptiTrack is associated with the Optidriver manual automated gearbox, supplied as standard on all Renault Trucks vehicles. Finally, for optimal safety, OptiTrack is now compatible with the Voith hydraulic retarder.
The Renault Trucks C OptiTrack can get out of difficult situations while maintaining a payload higher than that of an all-wheel drive vehicle (a difference of 600 kg). Compared with the Euro 5 range, Renault Trucks has reduced the system’s weight by 90 kg. Thanks to an optimised unladen weight, vehicles in the Renault Trucks C range offer an outstanding payload capacity.
Priority given to comfort, safety and productivity
By choosing an OptiTrack vehicle, hauliers improve their vehicle’s productivity: its drivers’ missions are more secure, irrespective of weather conditions, and optimise the vehicle’s fuel consumption. Great attention is also paid to driver comfort. First of all, the system’s simplicity allows the driver to get out of a difficult situation perfectly safely. Comfort is also provided by the low chassis height compared with an all wheel drive vehicle, making cab access easier and rigs more stable.
With the new OptiTrack offering on the Renault Trucks C, now available with the DTI 13 engine, the Optidriver manual automated gearbox and the Voith retarder, Renault Trucks offers its customers - particularly in mountainous areas - the perfect tool for improving their productivity.