Scania R Series Trucks for Sale (98)

The Scania R-Series has been the dream truck for many driver and owner driver since its launch back in 2004.  The Swedish manufacturer is thought of as the ‘Porsche’ brand of the truck world – interesting since it is now under the same ownership, (VW).

One reason for the success of the model range is the rock-solid residual values that it enjoys.  Buy a late, low mileage example and it will still be worth something after running it for three years.  Another reason is Scania’s famous V8 engine fitted in the R-Series. The 16-litre V8 has been at the top of every truck buyer’s shopping list since its launch over 50 years ago– especially with a Topline cab.

Scania have launched a new flagship truck in 2016 called the S-Series which has relegated the R-Series into second place.

At the foot of this page we give an overview of the timeline – when the facelifts took place and which model years enjoyed technological upgrades.

Used Scania R-Series Trucks

More searches are carried out on Truckpages for used Scania R-Series trucks than any other model.  This could be down to truck buyers checking if they can afford an R580 – when they find out that they can’t then they may head off to the DAF pages for something more affordable to buy.

Used Scania R Series TruckUnusaual Used Scania R Series Truck - A V8 Scania 6x4 R730 Heavy Haulage CAT 3
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Scania
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Twin Sleeper Highline Cab. 2 Pedal Opticruise Gearbox. Tag Axle. Euro 6 Engine. Walking Floor Hydraulics. Alloy Hydraulic Tank. Alloy Fuel Tank. AdBlue. ULEZ Compliant. Alloy Wheels. Fridge. Camera System. Electric Windows. Electric Heated Mirrors. Air Con. Cruise Control. Exhaust Brake. Hill Start...
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Drawbar
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Scania
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R Series
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Twin Sleeper Topline Cab. 2 Pedal Opticruise Gearbox. Euro 6 Engine. Alloy Wheels. Transporter Engineering Car Transporter Body. 2 x Alloy Fuel Tanks. AdBlue. ULEZ Compliant. Drawbar Hitch � 40,000kg GVW. Sat Nav & Bluetooth. Electric Windows. Electric Heated Mirrors. Air Con. Cruise Control....
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Scania
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For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2022-01-26.
2011 Scania R560 6x2 Rear Lift, Slider, Tipping Gear, Reverse Camera, Manual Gear Box, A/C (Reg. Docs. & Plating Certificate Available, Tested 08/22) - YJ11 CVM - VLUR6X20009158003
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Scania
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R Series
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Scania R420 6X2 Rear Lift Unit, Sleeper Cab, Opti Cruise Gearbox
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Flat
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Scania
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R Series
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2007 SCANIA R380 8X4 SLEEPERCAB CRANE TRUCK FLATBED COUPLED WITH 20FT TWIN AXLE MC AULEY TRAILER WITH TWIST LOCKS C/W 60TON COPMA 600 FIVE EXTENSION CRANE, 4 JACK LEGS, TRUCK BODY EXTENDS TO 30FT WITH TWIST LOCKS. TIDY, ,
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Curtainsider
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Scania
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R Series
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Lot No: 123 6x2 - Rearlift - 9M - Curtainside, - Tuck - Away - Tail - Lift MoT: 2022-12-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. PK60SZT
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-02-02
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Scania
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R Series
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For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2022-01-26.
2008 Scania R480 6x2 Rear Lift, Slider, Reverse Camera, Manual Gear Box, (Plating Certificate Available, Tested 06/22) - AY08 AUW - XLER6X20005198771
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Scania
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R Series
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2012 Scania R470 6x2 Rear Lift, Tipping Gear, Manual Gear Box, A/C (Reg. Dox. & Plating Certificate Available, Tested 10/22) - PY12 NGZ - XLER6X20005284401
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More Scania R Series Trucks Info

Scania R–Series – A Brief Background

Not sure which model year R-Series to buy?  Read our handy guide to the facelifts and design changes to Scania’s top truck.

Scania R 450 6x2 Highline with tanker trailer
Scania R 450 6×2 Highline with tanker trailer

2004 R-Series Launch

The Scania R-Series was launched as the successor to the outgoing 4-Series as far back as 2004.  There was a new cab and interior, but nonetheless had many parts in common with the outgoing 4-series.  And why not?  The 4-Series was a phenomenally successful truck for Scania which means that evolution is better as far as heavy trucks are concerned.

Hoping to capitalise on the numbers of trucks ordered as Euro 3 before the Euro 4 deadline in 2006, the R-Series was launched at Euro 3 with a choice of the DC11 at 340 to 380hp, the 11.7 litre DC12 and, of course, the 16-litre V8.  The Euro 4 versions available a few months later.  The full range of engines, including the V8 was available from 2005 in readiness for the Euro 4 deadline.  All Scania’s Euro 4 engines initially used EGR only with the exception of the V8 that required a combination of SCR and EGR to hit the standard.

The Opticruise transmission still required the use of a ‘clutch’ pedal for operation – this stayed until the facelift in 2009 when a 2 pedal version became available.

It was not until later in 2004 that the first examples were arriving in the UK in right had drive form.

The R-Series saw a simplification of the model naming convention.  Gone were the R124L450 etc. of the old 4 series.  In its place came a simple letter ‘R’ followed by the horsepower.  So, the R470 was born.  The R-series came with four roof heights at launch: low, normal, Highline and Topline.

2005 R-Series First Truck of the Year Title

2007 Euro 5 Standardised on R-Series

With a new DC13 12.7 litre engine replacing the smaller 11.7-litre DC12 unit, the R-Series saw a power increase at the launch of Euro 5 – albeit only by 10hp across the power ranges up to 480hp.  As with most emission standards over the years, Scania were early out of the blocks – two years before the Euro 5 deadline in this case.

2009 Facelift for R-Series

Again, Scania opted for evolution rather than revolution for the 2009 facelift.  The tell tales between a pre- and post- 2009 facelifted version are the grille and trim and a new screen to help the driver with driving improvement suggestions and fuel economy.

The third pedal was removed for the Opticruise automated gearbox,previously used for stopping and starting.

Watch the 2009 R-Series Video

 

2010 – Second Truck of the Year Title & New V8

2013 – R-Series Euro 6 Announced

The number of engines available for the R-Series was reduced at the time of the early launch of Scania’s Euro 6 offering. The smaller DC12 was dropped from the line up leaving the DC13, adding SCR only versions at 410 and 450hp in addition to the EGR/SCR combo at 450 and 490hp.  The 15-litre V8 was dropped in favour of the 16-litre with power outputs to 730hp.

2013 Streamline Cabs Introduced for R-Series

This was a move by Scania before the implementation to improve fuel economy through the addition of additional air flow management devices over the cab.

2016 Current Version R-Series Launched

Scania R Series 6x2 Tractor Unit & Trailer - 2016 Model Year
Scania R Series 6×2 Tractor Unit & Trailer – 2016 Model Year

 

The R-Series second generation came with an all-new cab, (designed with help from Porsche engineering) new interiors and reworked chassis.  Powered by the SCR only 13 litre engines with a choice of four outputs topping out at 500hp and, of course, the 16-litre V8 with three outputs to a whopping 730hp.

 

Scania quote fuel improvement figures for the new generation compared to the previous model of 3% from engine improvements and a further 2% from aerodynamics. Improvements to the speed of gear selection for the Opticruise will also see efficiency gains.

The R-Series retained its tunnel in the cab, with the newly launched flat floor version rebranded as the S-Series.

Check to see if the world’s first rollover curtain has been fitted to the used example you are looking at.  This is the future of truck safety.

Scania R Series Lineup
The new Scania R-Series is extremely modern-looking

 

Watch the Launch Video for the New Generation R-Series

 

2017- R-Series Wins Third Truck of the Year Title

Latest Scania R Series Trucks News

Word of Mouth Creates Scania Convert

As recently as 2018 Shayn Winsor, owner and Managing Director of Wymondham-based plant and equipment mover, Valley Services, attended an industry event with a number of local hauliers.  At the time, there were no Scania trucks at all in Shayn's fleet.  A conversation with a fellow operator who had just purchased two would change all that: "He said to me, you need to try them – they're awesome!" says Shayn.  "I listened and was impressed by what he told me – he was sold on them and very enthusiastic.  So when I got home, I called the sales manager at…

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Auction Results – Brian Doogue Haulage UK Sale @ Euro Auctions

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…

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Who Makes The Greenest Truck?

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 organisers stipulated a gross train weight of 32 tonnes and up to 430 hp for the trucks that took on the 360 km test track north of Munich The press test competition is organised by two German truck trade magazines and over the years has become something of a world championship in transport efficiency for long-distance trucks. “The words that come to me are: ‘total success’ and ‘customer…

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New Scania R Series for 8×4 Tipper Work

It’s not every day you stumble across an R-Series 8x4 tipper, especially not a 540hp model.  What’s sure is that it stands a good chance at the traffic light grand prix with that power and that the driver will be wearing a smile at all times. Still, if the driver is also the managing director, then she can have the truck she wants. The new 32-tonne gross vehicle weight R 540 8x4 is equipped with a PPG Fabrications aggregate body The company is Shepton Mallet-based Father & Daughter Transport and will be using the truck on its roadstone and tarmacadam…

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Scania’s New 770HP V8 Range

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 to take the world’s top power truck title.   Scania remain the only truck manufacturer at present that have a ‘V’ engine in their current truck range.  Even more impressive is the 770hp model achieves this using SCR only – no EGR in sight. This leaves…

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Most Popular Scania R Series Model Variants

Scania R420 Trucks (18)

The Scania R420 trucks advertised at Truckpages will typically be from 2006 to 2012.

The earlier models before 2006 used the 11.7 litre DC12 engine at Euro 3. After 2006, Scania had the Euro 4 versions available - still using the DC12 but now fitted with EGR.

With the introduction of Euro 5 in 2009 the R420 remained - but as an SCR version whilst the upgrade was to have the new R440 with a 13-litre engine - the DC13 with EGR.

The R420 was finally discontinued with the retirement of the...

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Scania R440 Trucks (15)

A member of Scania’s R-Series family since its introduction for Euro 5 back in 2009 the 440 was the first time we saw Scania’s DC13 EGR engine (which was also available as a 400 and 480hp version.)

Rated at 440 HP, 2012 saw the R440 get an optional EGR or SCR operation for Euro 6.

Post-2009 models will have received the facelift – noticeable by the grille and dashboard and lost the ‘third’ pedal (namely the clutch) – you will see details of ‘2-pedal Opticruise’ in certain...

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Scania R450 Trucks (13)

Launched from Euro 6 in the UK in 2014, all of the Scania R450 trucks you should find for sale on these pages should meet this standard.

Using Scania's 13-litre engine and SCR only approach to meeting the emissions standard, the 450hp  can run equally happily on diesel, HVO or Biodiesel without any changes required for the engine.

Available as a tractor unit or rigid, with either 4x2 or 6x2, the truck is available with manual or  Opticruise transmissions and a range of 5 cabs, with...

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Scania R500 Trucks (8)

R500 buyers need to look closely, as the same model designation could buy you a Euro 3, 15.6-litre, V8 DC16 version from 2004 onwards or a much more modern 13-litre straight 6 at Euro 6.

Use the filters wisely on the search facility on Truckpages to make sure you get the truck you are looking for.

The latest R500 trucks (from 2020) are SCR only and can run on up to 100% HVO

Post-2009 models will have received the facelift – noticeable by the grille and dashboard and lost the...

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Scania R730 Trucks (1)

Used Scania R730 Trucks
These top of the range tractor units are not so common in the UK, as we don't have the mountainous terrain of some of our European cousins.

Nonetheless, truck operators do like to have a flagship tractor unit and will opt for the top power available at the time. Keep checking back for more examples of this V8 truck for sale on a regular basis.

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Other Model Variants of Scania R Series Trucks

R480 (9) | R470 (5) | R410 (5) | R620 (4) | R580 (3) | R520 (3) | R490 (2) | R230 (2) | R380 (2) | R340 (2) | R560 (1) | R360 (1) | R400 (1) | R310 (1) |