Tough and tailor-made for construction: Scania XT
Scania’s new generation XT range of trucks offers cab, engine and chassis customization to improve uptime and productivity in rough conditions.
“Delivering vehicle solutions for both the mining and construction industries has taught us the true meaning of uptime, and what it takes to secure it. The performance and safety features of the XT range provide the robustness and durability required to cope with the toughest challenges on construction sites. Like all Scania vehicles, the XT range benefits from the flexibility of our well-known modular system which enables an array of cab, chassis and engine configurations complemented by a host of services to ensure the highest uptime, reliability and profitability for customers,” says Ozcan Barmoro, managing director, Scania Middle East.
Ozcan Barmoro, managing director, Scania Middle East.
The main features of the XT range include a high tensile steel cab structure, sturdy one-piece steel bumper, towing capacity of 40 tonnes, headlamp protection, robust mirror casings, and powertrain and chassis customisation. In addition, improved visibility and a new aerodynamic design improve both the driveability and fuel economy of the vehicle.
The XT range offers a wide range of cabs with different roof heights and lengths, from the highest S-series cab with generous living and resting space to the compact P-series short day cab which maximises loading capacity. The chassis specifications range from a fully air suspended two-axle configuration with a front underrun protection to a five-axle leaf suspended off-road chassis specified for the toughest construction operations.
The engines range from the 9-litre models to the 16-litre V8, which allows to balance performance with fuel efficiency, according to the applications. The 13-litre engine provides improved cooling capacity, engine management, as well as improved injectors and combustion chambers. The 16-litre V8 engine provides higher torque at lower revs. The brake air compressor and coolant pump are both demand-driven and only activated when needed. According to Scania, the 13-litre engine helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 5% and the 16-litre V8 reduces it by up to 10%.
Scania analyses the business needs of customers by using the Scania total operating economy (TOE) calculator, which provides a breakdown of purchase and operating costs. Its’ wide range of services include Scania Maintenance and Scania Repair & Maintenance (as part of Scania Contracted Services), Scania Maintenance with Flexible Plans (coming soon), Scania Assistance, Scania Fleet Management System, Scania Training & Coaching (part of Scania Driver Services), Scania Genuine Parts and Scania Financial Services.
“Profitability can be achieved through various measures. That’s why we don’t believe in a silver bullet solution. Instead, our offerings are based on two principles: total operating economy (TOE) and tailor-made applications (TMA). This helps customers make smart choices by getting down to the nuts and bolts, which helps reduce costs as well as increase revenue to create long-term value that goes beyond the initial price tag. TMA sums up the overall way we do business. From the selection of hardware to smart services, all choices are made considering the challenges and costs of daily operations. Thus, we improve energy efficiency, payload capacity, environmental performance, fuel economy and much more,” says Barmoro.