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Scania XT arrives in Australia

Scania Australia revealed the new XT mining and construction range of the New Truck Generation at Melbourne’s International Mining and Resources Conference recently, giving the industry the first opportunity to examine extra-tough truck in the metal.

The all-new extra-tough Scania XT delivers a highly robust range of solutions for a wide variety of applications, and can be configured exactly to an operator’s requirements, utilising one of three available cab sizes.

Like its on-highway siblings, the Scania XT comes with side curtain rollover airbags as standard that provide industry-leading driver and passenger protection in the event of a crash or rollover. Scania is the only truck maker to offer this potentially life-saving feature, and it is standard across the Australian range.

The XT is available with a full range of Scania’s frugal and modular Euro 5 or Euro 6 SCR emission engines and Opticruise automated gear-changing, including the innovative clutch-on-demand feature for particularly challenging environments.

Scania has a solid history of overcoming tough environments. Delivering vehicle solutions for both the mining and construction industries across the world has taught Scania the true meaning of uptime, and what it takes to secure it.

Now the new Scania XT range stands ready to prove it. It is equipped with a unique protruding steel front bumper, headlamp protection grilles, front under-bumper skid-plate, 40-tonne towing point in the centre of the bumper, and robust door mirror housings, as well as an elevated ride-height and all-steel parabolic leaf spring suspension.

Like all New Truck Generation Scania on-road trucks, the Scania XT range benefits from the full array of Scania operator solutions and services, designed to provide exceptional ownership experiences while delivering the most impressive total operating economy.

There is no typical Scania XT application. These roles may vary from pure off-road situations or highway cruising, to the challenge of close-quarter manoeuvring in an urban construction environment.

“The Scania XT is perfectly set-up for a range of construction and mining applications on sealed and unsealed surfaces,” said Mikael Jansson, Managing Director of Scania Australia.

“The Scania XT has been designed to shrug off tough conditions and a few bumps and scrapes without the need to visit a workshop to replace exterior fittings. Our customers will be happy to gain additional uptime facilitated by this careful attention to detail.

“Trucks like these often cover significant distances each year on regular roads in the course of delivery and back-loading, so efficient fuel use is of great importance to the operator,” he said.

“Of course, the Scania XT features all the pertinent safety features and equipment needed to provide the greatest level of safety and safe operation to protect drivers from harm, unnecessary downtime and inconvenience,” he said.

“The construction industry faces increasing demands for sustainable and cost-effective production. With a powerful line-up ready for the toughest mining and construction tasks, Scania is well prepared to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within these sectors.

“We have the right products, the right services, and the right skills to help Australian mining and construction operators specify the perfect vehicle for their needs, securing maximum uptime and enhanced total operating economy, protecting their profitability, and therefore enhancing their long-term business stability,” Mr Jansson said.