Renault expands Optitrack features, capability

Renault terrain system gets expanded capability

renault truck with optitrack

The Renault Trucks Optitrack system will welcome some new features and an optional upgraded version too.

Offered on Renault trucks sold in Europe and other international markets, the system is designed to help boost capabilities in extreme conditions and uses hydraulic motors fitted in the front wheel hubs to provide extra grip and pulling power.

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Now the temporary all-wheel tech, first introduced nearly a decade ago, will boast additional hydraulic pressure (up from 420 to 450 bars) and a new ‘boost function’ also.

Renault Trucks say the extra pressure leads to a 7% increase in maximum wheel torque and will be particularly useful with heavy loads on board or on steep terrain.

The system now also works at higher speeds – up to 50km/h rather than the previous 40km/h limit.

While a new self-calibration device also comes online and the French truck manufacturer say this will help life-long vehicle performance.

Finally, the new Optitrack+ version gets uprated hydraulic motors that increase front wheel torque by 30%.

Renault Trucks say the new version offers seamless pulling power for coping with high payloads, steep slopes and soft soil.

Optitrack+ is particularly recommended for earthmoving or the transport of aggregate in difficult conditions.

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