Scania Tractor Unit Standard Trucks News (17)

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Here’s one for the vintage truck shows! This 2 series Scania 142M will be a labour of love for someone. On french plates, the 4×2 tractor unit will be heading through the regular Prees Truck & Trailer sale on Saturday 9th December 2023, starting at 9.00am. There’s bound to be a lot of interest in…

This modern-looking line up on this week’s front cover comes courtesy of Malcolm Harrison who is due to auction over 40 Scania and Volvo tractor units in the forthcoming Lomas Distribution fleet renewal auction on Saturday 18th November, starting at 9am. These late Scania tractor units are R500 and 500S models and are joined by…

According to a comparison test: Scania R420 Super A Scania 420 R tractor with the Super-based powertrain introduced in 2021 won the fuel part of a German comparison test for long-haul trucks, the European Truck Challenge. The Scania Super was 4.9% more fuel-efficient than the first runner-up. However, when the Adblue consumption costs are factored…

There’s a huge choice of trucks of all types at the Malcolm Harrison sale on the 16th September including the smart, modern-looking Scania S-Series trucks. For example, there is a 2018 500S tag axle tractor unit with a great specification – side cameras, sat nav, alloys with 846,876kms on the tacho. It’s by no means…

This looks like a great idea. The surface area of a semi trailer is similar to that of a reasonable sized house. Cover this in lightweight solar panels and you have a power source for the truck. If the power generated were sufficient, a truck driving around in a sunny country would never need to…

This week sees a truck heading through Malcom Harrison’s sale on 2nd September. An impressive looking 2007 Scania R620 Topline V8 with a ‘V8’ number plate. Fully loaded, the 6×2 rear lift truck has all the lights, bars, bells and whistles. If it is a Scania V8 for sale you are looking for there is…

Scania is now introducing solutions built upon the next level of battery-electric trucks (BEV). The new generation, available with R or S sleeper cabs, is part of a complete solution that will open the door to electrified transport wide for many customers and applications. With 624 kWh of batteries installed, Scania provides the means for…

Nigel Clegg, the man responsible for the transport and logistics activities of one of Cumbria’s leading plant hire, transport and recycled aggregates and demolition contracting specialists, Metcalfe Plant Hire Limited tells us why his company continues to select Scania vehicles as its preferred fleet choice, which Metcalfe Plant Hire has now been doing for more…

A Scania has once again – for the sixth year in a row – been named “Green Truck” for its outstanding transport efficiency and fuel performance. This time Scania entered a truck with the new Super-based powertrain. All the manufacturers of heavy trucks in Europe are invited to this prestigious comparison test that is organised…

Why bother with a V8 when a straight six is powerful enough? We talk to Ballymoney, County Antrim-based McConaghy Refrigerated Distribution Limited about their experience of running a fleet of 16 Scania V8s. “We are a team of dedicated logistic professionals who always do the right thing for our customers and their consignments. Our aim…

Scania’s new drivetrain won a key comparison victory in the most famous comparison test of them all, Germany’s ‘1000 Punkte’. Just two months after its launch, the Scania Super has already won its first comparative test. The new Super-based powertrain was decisive for Scania’s fourth victory in a row in Germany’s renowned ‘1000 Punkte’ (1000…

At the recent December auction Brian Doogue Haulage Ltd disposed of its entire UK fleet of trucks and cranes to Euro Auctions at the Leeds sale between 1st and 3rd December 2021 The decision to dispose of the fleet was made following the closure of the M1 Smart Motorway project, which Brian Doogue had been…

The problem with the UK’s popular 6×2 tractor unit configuration is that there is a restricted amount of room on the chassis to mount anything over and above the normal tanks and exhausts. Making a 6×2 tractor unit LNG powered is an issue as the tanks needed for long distance operation take up more room…

Scania, it would seem if the results of a prestigious German test are to be believed. This is now the fifth year running that Scania has won Germany’s ‘Green Truck’ title. The press test competition is organised by two German truck trade magazines and over the years has become something of a world championship in…

The Germans don’t mess about.  They like to do things properly – whether making cars or trucks or, indeed, testing them, no stone is left unturned. So, when German trade magazines did their 1000 point test, nobody would be surprised to see an MAN or Mercedes truck come out on top. However, the Swedish-built Scania…

Don’t worry, there will not be a convoy of S Series Scanias trunking up the M1 with no driver at t the wheel.  This is a test that will be taking place in Sweden.  Scania has been granted permission by the Swedish Transport Agency to test self-driving trucks on the E4 motorway between Södertälje and…

“Had a good day in the office?”   “Yes, thank you, I’ve just taken Scania’s largest ever European order for civilian trucks.” We can only guess the scene, but an order for a minimum of 2,250 Scanias must have made someone’s day.  The order was won from Consortium Purchasing.  This is an operation led by…

This is big news.  Scania have revealed their new V8 with more power and better fuel economy.  The new Scania V8 now takes the title of the most powerful truck in series production in the world with 770hp. Replacing the outgoing 730hp V8, Scania leapfrogs fellow Swede, Volvo with ‘just’ 750hp in their flagship FH750…

How many times has a poor station announcer had to tell waiting passengers that there is an issue with the overhead lines on the UK’s otherwise excellent rail network?   Plenty. We even hear it on the travel news on the radio when the subsequent delays are significant enough. They can’t suffer from the same…

Every driver wants to be the owner driver of a Scania V8. Read what one ex-potato truck driver did to get his prize – a bright red, used Scania R520 at Truckpages.