Scania is to introduce a new range of heavy duty trucks aimed at operators working in extreme environments, such as quarries, mines and construction sites.
The new XT line-up is part of Scania’s ‘Tailor Made for Applications’ business model, provide turnkey solutions for eight key construction industry applications: tipper, mixer, hook-lift, skip loader, concrete pump, mobile crane, flatbed with crane and heavy haulage.
The XT line up will be available across all of Scania’s cab variants, including the new P-Series. They get a new heavy duty bumper that extends 150mm from the front of the cab, along with raised ride height to give the trucks a greater approach and departure angle on tough terrain. The door mirrors are reinforced to make them less prone to accidental damage.
The bumper has a built-in tow hitch behind the number plate plinth, which is certified for 40 tonnes, enabling the vehicle to pull other vehicles and equipment as well as to be towed when needed, and giving it a special appeal to the recovery industry.
Other features include slip proof steps, Scania XT branded seats and rubber mats.
XT trucks include electronic braking systems, in combination with disc or drum brakes; a new 2×33 mm parabolic leaf spring suspension, flexible wheel arches and a vertical exhaust to protect it from underbody damage.