The G Series is a the smaller cabbed heavyweight truck from Scania. Often used as a tractor unit in high payload operations over shorter distances where the larger R Series cab is not required.
The G Series is at home configured as a curtainsider or box truck for local distribution. As a premium truck brand, the Scania G450 makes an ideal chassis for building expensive plant bodies on- often with cranes.
For the smaller cab day cab operation, such as for 8 wheel tippers, then consider the Scania P Series.
As a premium truck brand the model finds itself kitted with expensive bodies in the used truck market – you won’t see many box vans with a one underneath, but you will see crane trucks, hookloaders and tippers powered by a G Series.
Most popular of the power outputs appears to be the 450hp G450 followed by the G410.
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 contracting to. During this time Brian Doogue had amassed a large fleet of highly specialised vehicles able to carry out varied works aligned to this project. With the Highways Agency effectively postponing further Smart Motorway schemes, the decision was made to dispose of the UK…>
The problem with the UK’s popular 6x2 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 6x2 tractor unit LNG powered is an issue as the tanks needed for long distance operation take up more room than their diesel equivalents. Unlike diesel versions, the LNG-powered trucks will usually have to return to base to refuel rather than topping up where needed in an emergency. So the fact that Scania has managed to launch a LNG 6x2 is impressive – note the…>
Not sure that the market for this is huge in the UK. You probably can’t even buy one, but we can’t resist a photo of an impressive looking truck. Scania G540 XT 10x4 Heavy Tipper. We all want one, just don't need one. If you run a quarry and you are not content with a straightforward 8x4 tipper at 32 tonnes, then checkout Scania’s new heavyweight contender for the mining and heavy construction industries. Weighing in at an exceptional Gross Vehicle Weight of 69 tonnes, Scania claims that the Scania G 540 10x4/6 XT Heavy Tipper will substantially reduce costs…>
Clearly a family with an attention to detail and one that is prepared to invest upfront for payback over time. D&M Jones & Son, family hauliers based in North Wales have bought not only the top of the range Scania XT tipper, they chose to personalise the truck with an eye-catching paint job plus plenty of add-ons to make the truck stand out further. Brand new Scania G500 XT for Welsh Haulier “All our nine trucks are styled along the same lines,” says owner Arwel Jones. It’s a matter of personal pride but they are also eyecatchers along the road…>
Things are starting to move on at a pace as far as the electrification of urban distribution trucks is concerned. In the past, concerns over payload, range and speed of charging were enough on their own to put truck operators off from even considering an electric truck. These concerns seem to have been addressed by Scania – the only remaining concern can be the eye-watering price of these electric trucks. Scania has delivered two battery-powered G Series G350 refrigerated trucks to a Norwegian wholesaler ASKO for operation in Oslo, Norway. Hybrid Success Scania has been running some hybrid diesel electric…>