New Scania construction vehicle range announced05 September 2017

Scania XT P 410 concrete mixer

The Scania XT truck variant has been launched for transport operators working in the most arduous conditions, such as off-road, quarries and mines.

Following Scania's Tailor Made for Applications approach, the new models provide bespoke solutions for eight key construction industry applications: tipper, mixer, hook-lift, skip loader, concrete pump, mobile crane, flatbed with crane and heavy haulage.

Key features of XT models are an all-new heavy duty bumper which extends 150 millimetres from the front of the cab with an improved approach angle, and reinforced ribbed rear view mirrors.Both features provide additional operational durability and combine to give all XT trucks a distinct and rugged visual identity.The bumper also incorporates an easily accessible towing device located behind the foldable registration plate holder. It is certified for 40 tonnes, enabling the vehicle to pull other vehicles and equipment as well as to be towed when needed.Other features include slip proof steps, Scania XT branded seats and high-edge rubber mats, and to further set the Scania XT range apart a number of exterior and interior options are available.

All four cab designs – S-, R-, G- and the new P-series – are available.

A total of six P-series cab variants are now offered. The low-datum Scania P-series cab incorporates a larger surface area of glass, slimmer A-pillars, and a lowered and reshaped dashboard in order to provide improved visibility. The new P-series cab range offers everything from a short day cab, the CP14L to a choice of CP20 sleeper models with low, normal or high roof. The range combines a safe and comfortable driver's environment with lower weight and lower boarding steps than other cabs in the Scania range. As such, the P-series is ideally suited to construction industry applications, especially those where the driver is required to frequently climb into and out of the cab.

Scania XT trucks include electronic braking systems, in combination with disc or drum brakes; a new 2x33 mm parabolic leaf spring suspension (among others); flexible large wheel housings; dual-position vertical exhaust.

In addition, several options for the trucks are available. The latest development of Scania's Opticruise automated gear selection system, Clutch on Demand, is said to provide the driver with the option of manual clutch operation in conditions where it is beneficial to 'feel' the traction being laid down, for example, when manoeuvring on loose surfaces in demanding off road situations. Another new option is Scania's electronic parking brake, which is pressure sensitive, meaning that it can be applied gradually. As the parking brake is electrically controlled, it can also be equipped with new functionality; for example, a smart safety feature which sees the brake applied if the speed is low and the driver releases the safety belt or the door is opened. Finally, the enhanced hill hold option (only available in combination with the electronic handbrake) has also been enhanced so that when the electronic parking brake’s autohold position is activated, there is no time limit on the length of time it will hold the vehicle. It is also automatically reapplied when the truck stops again, such as in traffic queues. If the vehicle is stationary for slightly longer, it automatically switches from autohold to the parking brake.

Will Dalrymple

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