Scania has launched a fully built-up skiploader based on its 18-tonne gvw P-series chassis.
Developed in conjunction with skiploader equipment manufacturer Hyva, the Scania Skiploader is available in either day-cab or short day-cab format, with steel suspension front and rear.
Scania 7- or 9-litre engines can be specified, with power steps of 220, 250, 280, 320 or 360 bhp. Transmission is Opticruise eight-speed GR875 range-change.
To maximise flexibility in operation, up to three performance modes from a choice of Standard, Economy, Power or Off-road can be selected. Scania’s R660 rear axle with differential lock completes the driveline.
The bodywork fitted is Hyva’s NG2012XL skiploader equipment, which features extendable telescopic arms and a rapid off-load function to allow rapid and simple multi-dropping of empty containers.
Independently operated controls for the arms and jack legs ensure flexibility across a range of operating conditions. The NG2012XL can lift 12 tonnes with its arms retracted, or eight tonnes when extended.
“The New Generation P-series 4×2 rigid chassis is ruggedly-constructed, durable, reliable and safe,” said Scania (GB)’s sales director, Andrew Jamieson.
“In addition to its highly fuel efficient on-road performance, the P-series provides a stable and sure-footed platform when working on-site. As such, it provides an ideal base for skiploader operation.”