There are more and mode flat floor, high roof sleeper cab trucks for sale in the UK today. This is because cabs are definitely getting bigger.
In the old days a Volvo FH Globetrotter was considered hug, but now we have not only a Globetrotter XL but also a Globetrotter XXL! MAN too have worn out the XL, XLX, XXL sizing descriptions (having reverted back to GX, GM and GN in 2020).
DAF used to be content with a ‘Space Cab’ – now they have a ‘Super Space Cab’ and Mercedes love to go Mega and Giga – the GigaSpace being their top-sized high roof cab (at present).
Do you really need a high roof sleeper cab?
The high roof sleeper cabs are all well and good if the driver(s) are spending weeks away from home, but they add to the weight of the tractor unit and that is no good for payload and efficiency. Never mind the extra cost to buy these flagship trucks in the first place. These large cabs also play to the egos of the owners and the drivers – who wouldn’t want a V8 engine and a super high cab?
Transmission Automatic, 12 gears Assistance systems Electronic Brake System EBS, Emergency brake assist, Adaptive Cruise Control ACC, Lane Departure Warning System LDWS, Hill Hold Control HHC Light and sight Headlight...
Transmission Automatic, 12 gears Assistance systems Electronic Brake System EBS, Emergency brake assist, Cruise control, Lane Departure Warning System LDWS, Hill Hold Control HHC Light and sight LED headlights: REAR...
With just 1.735m of internal standing height, the standard ‘Super Space’ cab does not make it into the high roof sleeper category. DAF’s ‘Super Space Cab’ certainly does with an internal standing height of 2.105 metres on the flat floor.
Scania (R-Series & S-Series)
Both the S-Series and R-Series Scanias are flagship trucks and have the Highline cabs available. The S-Series has the truly flat floor with 2.070 metres in the centre of the cab, whilst the R-Series has 1.915 metres, whilst the R-Series has more external storage (187 litres each side vs 161 litres).
SIZE (HEIGHT) 3,950 mm (without air deflectors) BED Lower bed 800-1,000 mm, upper bed 700/800 mm
BigSpace L-cab, 2.50 m, level floor.
Headroom of 1.99 m between the seats, the level-floor cab.
Exterior width (mm) 2500 Exterior length (mm) 2300 Headroom between the seats (mm) 1990 Headroom in front of seats (mm) 1910
GigaSpace L-cab, 2.50 m, flat floor
The width and the impressive 2.13 m of headroom between the seats mean that this cab is the largest an in the Actros line-up and is ideally suited to the space requirements of two person crews.
Exterior width (mm) 2500 Exterior length (mm) 2300 Headroom between the seats (mm) 2130 Headroom in front of seats (mm) 2050
Stralis Active Space Super3
The largest of the Stralis cabs had an maximum internal height of 2.080 metres.
S-Way Active Space High Roof
The New S-Way has the Active Space (AS) Sleeper cab with a Floor to Roof Height of 2.15 metres (with the high roof version – there is also a 1.7m low roof).
Until 2020, MAN had two main ‘high roof’ cabs – the XXL and the XLX (details below. These are only available on the TGX range – it also comes with an XL cab which is ‘just’ 1.66m high so does not qualify as a high roof sleeper.
With the ‘New Generation’ launched in 2020, the high roof cabs are now the GX (2.44 metres – replacing the XXL) and the GM with 2.04 metres of internal standing height.
The XXL cab is one of the biggest truck cabs in Europe.
Dimensions and seats Width 2.44 m * Depth 2.28 m * Height 2.15 m Seats: 2 persons * 2 sleeping spaces
Dimensions and seats Width 2.24 m * Depth 2.28 m * Height 1.94 m Seats: 2 persons * 2 sleeping spaces
Range T High
With a new cab as recently as 2013, the Range T is modern by any standard. As a result, the flat-floored Range T High has an impressive 2.136 metres of interior height.
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