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Scania has announced a new flagship XT range of chassis targeted for operation in the most arduous conditions.

Available across the entire spectrum of S-, R-, G- and the newly announced P-series cabs, Scania reckon its XT delivers a highly robust chassis for a wide variety of applications.

“The Scania XT has been developed to fulfil the needs of operators working in the most demanding environments such as off-road, quarries and mines,” said Andrew Jamieson, UK sales director for Scania (Great Britain).

“As such, the range complements the construction industry models we are introducing at this time by providing a dynamic and instantly recognisable flagship model for the most extreme operating conditions.”

Key features of all Scania XT models are an all-new heavy-duty bumper which extends 150 millimetres from the front of the cab with an improved approach angle, and reinforced ribbed rear-view mirrors.

Both features provide additional operational durability and combine to give all XT trucks a rugged look. The bumper also incorporates a towing device located behind the foldable numberplate holder. It is certified for 40 tonnes, enabling the vehicle to pull other vehicles and equipment as well as to be towed when needed.

Other features include slip-proof steps, XT-branded seats and high-edge rubber mats. A number of exterior and interior options are also available. 

The XT range incorporates the features being introduced to all Scania construction vehicles at this time. Designed to maximise safety and flexibility in operation, these include:

  • EBS in combination with disc or drum brakes
  • Several suspension choices including a new option of 2x 33 mm parabolic leaf springs
  • Large and flexible wheel housing
  • Vertical exhaust outlet with two possible positions

It can also include Opticruise’s new clutch on demand option, which provides the driver with manual clutch operation in conditions where it is beneficial to ‘feel’ traction – for example, when manoeuvring on loose surfaces in demanding off-road situations.

Electronic handbrake is also an option, along with enhanced hill hold.