Scania has loads of appeal for tipper-and-dog fleets
Scania has created a turnkey tipper-and-dog configuration that will be offered to resources companies as a ready-built option.
The combination features a Scania G 480 day cab and a large capacity tipper, pulling a 3-axle dog trailer. The powerful Scania G 480 features Scania’s fully automated (2-pedal) Opticruise gearchange system as well as the Scania Retarder for fuss-free braking.
The 3-axle dog trailer combination has the flexibility to operate with or without PBS and there are PBS permits in place to allow the vehicle to operate with higher Gross Combination Mass using 3, 4, 5 or 6-axle PBS dog trailers.
The key market for the Scania tipper-and-dog sets is the national fleets of resources management companies across Australia, and Scania commenced demonstrating the capabilities of the set to several key fleets in late July.
One of the key benefits for on-site work is the cab-over configuration that provides improved visibility and manoeuvrability, reducing the risk of damage to the front left corner of the vehicle, a frequent blight for fleet managers of bonneted trucks.
“Scania is a very popular choice as a used purchase with owner/drivers of tipper-and-dog combinations because these owners appreciate the comfort and quietness of the Scania cab, plus the cab-over configuration makes driving these vehicles more wieldy on-road, as well as on-site,” says Scania National Fleet Manager, Steven Alberse.
“Now Scania wants to offer the ready-made solution to resources management companies.
“We have identified a number of high profile fleets in the resources industry with whom we will place our demonstrator vehicle and gauge their reaction. We feel confident that the Scania tipper-and-dog will deliver fuel efficiency benefits, offer a more comfortable and pleasant working environment, and with our Maintenance and Repair Programmes, we will be able to maximise uptime for operators,” he says.
For more information, on the Scania tipper-and-dog, please contact your local Scania branch.