Scania Focuses on Construction Vehicles with XT Truck Series
Engines are available with power outputs ranging from 280 to 730 hp. Several day and sleeper cabs in R, G and P versions with different roof heights.
Scania has launched the XT truck series
, which is tailor-made for the construction industry. Following an extensive analysis of the multi-faceted construction industry, Scania has developed a comprehensive range to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within the sector. The new series of trucks aimed at construction is the second stage in Scania’s introduction of next generation trucks, the fruits of more than ten year’s development with an investment exceeding 2 billion euros.
Scania XT represents the latest products and services from Scania with a particular focus on the construction industry. Scania is moving its lines forward and is marking this with the Scania XT, a robust design that caters, in terms of both appearance and function, mainly to those customers who carry out the most challenging tasks with the toughest demands in terms of uptime, productivity and robustness.
The introduction of Scania’s new generation began in autumn 2016 with solutions for 11 applications for long-distance operations. With the introduction of the Scania XT series, P, G and R-cabs in the day version, leaf springs and features such as double-drive bogies, construction hauliers now have access to all the configurations they need to deal with the various challenges they face in their assignments on a daily basis.
Scania XT Hightlights
- Several day and sleeper cabs in R, G and P versions with different roof heights
- Axles, frames and wheel suspensions for challenging conditions
- Clutch pedal for Scania Opticruise – but only where necessary
- Electric parking brake one of many examples of new options
- Scania’s focus on tailor-made solutions for each application increases uptime and the earning capacity of construction hauliers who have to cope with tough challenges.
Powertrains for all requirements and applications
- Scania is constantly extending its range with Euro 6 engines
- Fuel savings of 7 to 10 percent achieved with the new V8 generation
- Scania five-cylinder inline engines now in five versions
- The quartet of 13-litre engines has been complemented by a 370 horsepower version
Thirteen different Euro 6 engines have so far been introduced into Scania’s new truck generation, with power outputs of 280 to 730 horsepower, based on three different engine families. Going on sale in June, these were followed by most of the axle and gearbox configurations required to customize construction vehicles, fully-fledged forestry vehicles and heavy haulage tractors, where the focus is on features such as robustness and productivity. Regardless of the choice of powertrain, Scania can now offer even lower fuel consumption, thus helping customers to lay one of the most important foundation stones for the best total operating economy on the bottom line.
New cabs and features for all kinds of requirements
- All variants of G-cabs and a number of P-cabs introduced
- Special focus on robust short and day cabs for construction applications
- Electric parking brake with Auto Hold and safety features
- High air intake in two configurations, operating time up to four times longer
- Vertical exhaust outlet with two possible positions
- Large and flexible wheel housings for varying dimensions and needs
- Several suspension options such as 2x33-millimetre parabolic suspension
- New combined options with disc or drum brakes and EBS
- Bodybuilding work made easier and with easily accessible information
Scania XT is uniquely offered for the entire range of cab and engine specifications, from the smallest P-series cab to the spacious S-series cab. Customers can select engines with power outputs ranging from 280 to 730 hp. The broad specifications are complemented by a host of services to ensure the highest uptime, reliability and profitability for customers.
“This industry is facing increasing demands for sustainable and cost-effective production. Each component in the complex construction logistics process must adapt to higher standards for efficiency and Scania XT is our contribution to this shift. We are putting a higher emphasis on construction. We now have the right products, the right services and the right skills to match Scania’s leading position in long-distance vehicles.”
- President and CEO Henrik Henriksson
The introduction of the XT range by Scania marks the start of a targeted offensive with tailor-made solutions focused on demanding customers in Europe. Transporters in the construction industry normally form part of a larger process and crucially must avoid disruptions. Scania has therefore – in addition to tough and durable vehicles – created an entire ecosystem of services that ensure uninterrupted deliveries while improving customers’ profitability.
“The global construction industry continues to grow and Scania now presents enhanced tools to meet the demand. We are well aware of the slim margins for many hauliers in this business and we have developed vehicles and solutions to ensure sustained profitability.” - CEO Henrik Henriksson
By Curtis Sund
on September 11, 2017
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