Scania trucks have been built to withstand the toughest conditions over a long operational life, both on and off the road. On unmade roads, working at full capacity, they are built to cope.
Across the world from Brazil to Indonesia, Scania is widely involved in the quarry, construction and mining industries.
It offers a robust design and comprehensive after sales service to Australian customers. Its whole of life approach means it stands behind its products from the specification and delivery process to throughout their working lives.
Scania vehicles are suitable for many quarrying tasks, whether they be transporting raw materials in tippers or transporting workers in state of the art crew buses. Scania also provides construction vehicles for building and maintaining roads, as well as dedicated service vehicles, such as water carts and refuelling tankers for plant and machinery in remote locations.
Scania vehicles are designed to provide productivity, availability, reliability, high payload and impressive fuel economy. All this adds up to maximum uptime. The continuing evolution of Scania trucks and industrial engines draw on lessons learned in inhospitable global working environments. This means the products are tough enough to cope with any on-site geographic or climatic conditions.
The trucks are optimised for high productivity and deliver valuable gains in payload and reduced operating costs.
Scania?s after sales commitment means local support is available wherever customers may be. Factory-trained, experienced staff and innovative preventative maintenance programmes keep Scania?s customers on the job for longer.
Scania trucks are among the safest on the market. Cabs are impact and crash-tested to meet the toughest safety standards in the world. A consistently good ergonomic design offers the driver easier handling and comfortable access to all controls.
With good entry and exit and responsive handling, the Scania G-series is particularly suitable for quarrying. The compact dimensions of the P-series cab provide extra space for bodywork and easy entry and exit, whereas the R-series cab allows plenty of interior space and also the option of Scania?s V8 engines.
When specifying a truck for quarrying work, Scania account managers will investigate the actual working environment to determine the features that will best serve an operator.
Scania offers a wide array of drive train configurations from 6×4 to 8×4 and even 10×4, while all-wheel drive versions are available in 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8.
Underpinning the cost-efficiency focus, a Scania Retarder will prolong brake pad life and improve safety for long downhill runs, while the latest generation of Scania Opticruise allows automated gearchanging on manual gearboxes, reducing driver fatigue as well as wear and tear on components.
A new differential lock and traction control system keeps vehicles moving even under the toughest conditions.
Advanced electronic engineering ensures drivers retain full control, even in treacherous terrain. For example, extremely precise engine torque reduction ensures the turbo pressure is maintained to avoid unwanted down-changes when driving uphill in slippery conditions.
The chassis can also be pre-prepared at the factory to accommodate tipper bodies, speeding up the implementation of new assets on arrival in Australia.
This broad range of vehicles and options enables customers to tailor specifications more precisely to their needs.
Scania engines provide stationary power generating engines to run water pumps for a variety of mineral extraction needs.
The engines are extremely frugal and reliable, cutting operating costs, reducing maintenance costs and maximising uptime.
Source: Scania Australia