Scania launches low slung Urban Tipper at CLOCS London 24 March 2016

Eight-wheel tippers giant Scania revealed its new low-height, high-vision 8x2*6 Urban Tipper at yesterday’s (23 March 2016) CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) Progress event, at ExCel, London.

The Swedes say they have been working with industry partners and research bodies to develop what is now claimed to represent “a new standard for tippers operating within our city centres”.

The truck in question uses a near-standard P-cabbed N3 chassis with full air suspension and single drive, up to three steering axles, plus rear lifting tag axle – saving enough weight to deliver a full 20 tonnes payload capacity.

The example on show was mounted with a lightweight Wilcox body, and specified for applications where most of the vehicle's driving-time would be on public highways.

And with its 12-speed two-pedal Scania Opticruise AMT (automated manual transmission) and 410bhp Scania engine (running with selective catalytic reduction only), this truck looks the part – while its air suspension means useful height adjustment for off road clearance – although limited by the single drive.

Designated the Scania Urban Tipper, the vehicle additional safety measures include: a large glass panel providing improved direct driver line-of-sight; and a full camera system by Brigade Electronics – as well as the now mandatory AEBS (advanced emergency braking), LDWS (lane departure warning) and ESP (electronic stability program).

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd
Wilcox Commercial Vehicles Ltd

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