Pók Milán: Renault Trucks T High 480 and the importance of testing and development

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In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, it is essential to be brave and embrace new experiences. This is particularly true in transport, where innovation and development are the driving forces. To stay ahead of the curve, it’s important to be open to new ideas and ready to try new things. By testing new vehicles and technologies, we can find out how they perform and identify areas for improvement, building on our experience to implement new technologies effectively.

About the Renault Trucks T High 480 test truck

At first glance, the Renault Trucks T High 480 boasts a modern design that is both elegant and aerodynamic. The body of the truck is made of good quality materials and the build quality is up to expectations, with a trapezoidal cab. The aerodynamic design not only looks good, but also helps to improve fuel efficiency. The cab is spacious and well-equipped, providing a seemingly comfortable ride for the driver, and we will be testing the ergonomics in the long run. There’s a multi-adjustable steering column, a pull-out table in front of the swiveling right seat, a huge-looking radiator and plenty of well-designed storage space to add to the comfort of the cockpit. All in all, we have discovered a lot of little ideas that make the driver more comfortable. On the negative side, the appearance of the steering wheel does not feel too modern, which has been mentioned by others and which we didn’t like, and the lack of a touchscreen multimedia system among the extras, which we feel is a big omission.

Based on the specification, the tractor is powered by a fuel-efficient engine that delivers smooth and reliable performance. The engine has been optimised for maximum efficiency and provides ample power for cargo transport. The truck’s transmission system is modern, with smooth gear changes and efficient operation. The whole powertrain is designed to be fuel-efficient, and we’ll try to make sure the truck is economical in real-world use. The engine has been optimised for maximum efficiency, improvements have been made to the pistons and injectors, and the loss of propulsion caused by the steering pump, brake air compressor, turbocharger and other equipment has been reduced. The design itself has been proven in the past, and is considered a robust and reliable engine based on numerous tests.

The tractor offers a high degree of manoeuvrability, making it easy to navigate tight corners. However, because of the high centre of gravity, you might want to be a bit more careful with it, it feels more tippy in corners than the lower built models. The truck has a tight turning radius and is equipped with advanced features such as lane departure warning, forward collision warning and emergency braking.

We think it is an exciting and innovative vehicle. We want to test it and see how it performs in real conditions. Our testing over the next few months will give you a valuable insight into the truck’s capabilities and performance, and try to give you a realistic assessment.

To sum up, the Renault Trucks T High 480 we tested is a well-assembled model that offers performance and efficiency. Its modern design, spacious cabin and advanced safety features make it a good choice. At first glance, this truck seems to be the truck of choice for any haulage company.

The point of our test and description is not necessarily to copy technical details from the factory database, so if you want to look up information on engine performance and gearbox ratio, we focus on the features that we think, overall, reflect whether or not a truck meets our expectations. Despite the fact that in terms of appearance and usability, we see the vehicle as a good choice for our tasks, it is important to say that only after a longer period of use can we say with certainty that it is the right choice based on reliability, as most companies want to build a stable operation, the most important element of which is the long-term fault-free technical condition of the fleet of vehicles in operation.

Our colleagues have already started to explore the test vehicle:

The importance of innovation and experimentation

We hope to have more opportunities in the future to gain valuable insights into the latest developments in the truck industry, and to share our results and experiences with you.

We are embarking on this testing journey, and discovering new things takes courage and a willingness to learn. The future of trucking is constantly evolving and it is essential to keep an open mind and be ready for new experiences.

Over the coming months, we will be regularly reporting on the performance of the Renault Trucks T High 480, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also share our thoughts on the design and features of the truck, and try to form an opinion on how well this type of truck meets the needs of our business.

PÓK MILÁN – Head of vehicle management