Scania continues to push limits for strength. The latest power performer is a new generation supercharged all-wheel-drive V8, the largest cabs with the highest ratings. On exhibition at Scania Winter in Norway, this 6×4*4 truck with a steered tag axle is built for maximum traction.
“It’s driven on the front axle and one driven rear axle, but it’s also equipped with our new electronically steered tag axle,” says Product Manager Jacob Walander. “This gives excellent traction and manoeuvrability but also a truck that is simple to turn.”
This truck features the height of a spacious S-series cab, but with an engine tunnel to host the V8 engine and higher driveline. Its unbeaten versatility was recently demonstrated in harsh Norwegian winter road clearance during uninterrupted snowfall, which added to the 1.3-metre deep snow cover. In tough ploughing, power and front-axle traction are essential.
“There are various applications for this truck in addition to ploughing assignments. We foresee applications in forestry and as well as in construction and as a mining tipper – all those applications that require extra traction when operating in tough conditions.”