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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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Photos and illustrations as well as additional technical specifications: see link at www.scania.com, News Centre, Press releases.

For more information, please contact Per-Erik Nordström, Product Affairs,

tel. +46 70 5535577, email per-erik.nordstrom@scania.com