Although Renault Kerax is used to earning honours, it never tires of them. Every new distinction further enhances its reputation for unchallenged reliability and mobility over rough terrain. This most recent accolade in Moscow is particularly noteworthy, since it has been earned in a country where the terms "worksites and difficult operating conditions" have particular significance. The jury of the 5th International Autotransport Forum (MAF) made its "Heavy Goods Vehicle of the Year 2009" award to the Kerax 380.34 6x4 Heavy Duty in the over 33 tonne category. A choice which certainly owed nothing to chance: "This year, the jury was made up of several road hauliers and constructors," explains Gennady Pavlovitch Nikin, CEO of the MAF. "They are themselves users of HGVs on a day-to-day basis, and are therefore particularly well qualified to appreciate a manufacturer’s innovative spirit in the vehicles they show as far as their safety, efficiency and profitability are concerned."
This vehicle, specially designed for worksite and all-terrain applications under demanding conditions, is equipped with a DXi11 engine and a chassis capable of handling the heaviest loads, reinforced at specific points to avoid any deformation. Furthermore, the vehicle is fitted with the "Extreme Cold" pack - an absolute necessity in view of Russia's very harsh winters. The Kerax's 385 mm ground clearance in the front and 360 mm at the rear - the largest on the market - means it can go just about anywhere. Fitted with a 16 speed ZF gearbox, it benefits from the latest, cutting-edge technologies such as the Drag Torque Control system which controls engine torque during deceleration phases. This model is fitted with a 16 cu.m. Meiller tipper body.