Scrap metal firm Morecambe Metals has added a Renault Trucks C520 8x4 to its fleet and put it out to work in the North West, covering an area from Stoke to Carlisle and across to Leeds.

Fitted with a Hyva Titan hookloader body and pulling a tri-axle Muldoon roll-on roll-off hook bin trailer, the new seven-axle combination follows a D18 skip loader added to the fleet last summer.

The new C520 delivers and collects all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from scrap metal recycling and waste recycling facilities, as well as factory and farm collections.

William De Carvalho, Morecambe Metals’ commercial manager, said: “Due to an ever-increasing workload, we needed a vehicle quite urgently.

“We conducted a review of all available makes of trucks on the market and, after getting positive feedback from a local company, we decided to approach Border Trucks to discuss the available options and to see if they could supply a vehicle in a lead time that met our requirements.”

Morecombe Metals' Renault C520

Morecombe Metals’ Renault C520

Source: Renault Trucks UK & Ireland

He added: “The new vehicle and trailer combination boasts 7 axles and is capable of operating at a maximum gross weight of 44 tonnes, making it ideally suited to our work.

“It offers good ground clearance for the range of sites we visit, along with all-round good visibility and weight carrying capability, combined with driver comfort for long motorway journeys.”