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07 December 2006 11:00 CET
Scania launches refuse collection trucks with innovative low-entry cab
Scania has developed a unique low-entry truck to cater for applications where the crew needs to get on and off the truck many times in a working day. Kneeling offers a lower boarding height than any other truck in the segment, further facilitated by wide-opening doors on both sides. Extensive use of standard components secures uptime and parts availability.
Refuse collection is often characterised by hectic work schedules involving continual entry and exit for the crew. Scania's new range of refuse collectors can be specified to suit a wide variety of applications from inner-city bin collection to large-volume waste recycling container haulage. Cab and chassis options are tailored to match the needs of this competitive segment.
“Scania's new low-entry cab has all the prerequisites for becoming a favourite,” says Martin Lundstedt, responsible for Trucks within Franchise and Factory Sales. “It has kneeling, easy boarding and lots of space for crew and equipment. The working environment is as easy as possible on the crew.
“The all-steel cab uses regular Scania components to ensure immediate access to parts and service, thus securing maximum uptime for the operator.
“The engine has EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) for maximum operating convenience. Customers will later be able to specify Euro 5 engines and we have started to look at truck applications for ethanol and gas engines as well.
“Customers wishing to switch to renewable fuels can do so right away. All current Scania engines run on RME (rapeseed methyl ester),” Mr Lundstedt concludes.
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Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consists of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing 32,000 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production plants are located in Europe and South America, with facilities for the global exchange of both components and finished vehicles. In 2005, revenue totalled SEK 63.3 billion and net income amounted to SEK 4.7 billion. Scania’s press releases are available on the Internet at www.scania.com.