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Aiming to maintain its growing market share in the distribution sector, Scania South Africa has a strong drive in place for their expanded extra-heavy (16t and above) truck offering, all of which are well suited to long-haul distribution.

“We recently added another model to our range – the Scania P360 8×2 with its extra-long 12,5m overall length, which provides for exceptional payload optimisation,” explains Nomonde Kweyi, Marketing and Communication Manager at Scania.

The new P360, if fitted with a box body, will give operators an opportunity to maximise load volume, whether for single loads or break-bulk operations.

Scania Extra-heavy

As one of the few 8×2 configurations in this weight category, operators can also expect to save on fuel and tyre wear and tear, especially when the vehicle runs with the tag axle up. Permissible payload at 33t allows for a possible payload of just over 23t, which is marvellous in these tough economic times when high volume/high payload needs to be moved effortlessly and efficiently.

Scania South Africa has a strong drive in place for their expanded extra-heavy truck offering

The other Scania trucks in this group suited to both long and short haul distribution, include their trusted extra-heavy P310 – either in 6×2 or 6×4 configurations – and the popular Scania extra-heavy P250 4×2 unit, which can cope with ease with inner-city urban, as well as rural deliveries. Al three units offer ground clearances of just under a metre.

The two P310 units, one with two drive axles and the other with one drive axle, provide options for different scenarios. The 6×4 P310 gives its operators great traction and a heavier frame, and is, therefore, ideal to take on a refrigerated body for perishable goods distribution.

The 6×4 P310 is ideal to take on a refrigerated body for perishable goods distribution

If this unit is fitted with a cattle body, the 310hp engine, together with the automated gearbox, can comfortably cope with farms roads in wet and dry conditions, as the overall length is a frugal 10,8m. This excellent configuration can also accommodate a crane fitment onto the trailer section.

The 6×2 P310 is has a slightly lower GVM at 8,9t, allowing for a payload of 16,5t, and is ideal for cross-docking operations, city-to-city distribution, or straight warehouse-to-city activity, for example, beverage distribution to stores.

“Scania vehicles are renowned for excellent reliability, low fuel consumption and for consistently meeting and beating increasingly restrictive emission requirements.

A favourite amongst in-city operators is the Scania P250 4×2 which, with its Trust Scania to deliver shorter 8,8m overall length, provides good manoeuvrability in tight city spaces, like your typical grocery distribution. Once again Scania provides exceptional payload at 9,9t and a high volume capacity on a tautliner or box body type of trailer.

“In others words, we will help customers get the most from their investment…”

“Every distribution vehicle from Scania is ready to be integrated with tailored services to keep our customers’ business in motion,” quips Kweyi.

“Scania vehicles are renowned for excellent reliability, low fuel consumption and for consistently meeting and beating increasingly restrictive emission requirements.

We have boosted the environmental performance of our engines and added the option of renewable fuels to address the special environment concerns of driving in urban areas,” she adds.

Kweyi concludes: “Scania’s chassis are adapted from factory for bodywork and auxiliary equipment, from pre-routed cable harnesses to a variety of pre-drilled hole patterns – improving quality and vehicle delivery time.

In others words, we will help customers get the most from their investment – giving equal Scania attention to customers’ vehicles and businesses.”

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Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa
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