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 ‘third’ pedal (namely the clutch) – you will see details of ‘2-pedal Opticruise’ in certain adverts. Prior to this time, the driver needed the clutch to start and stop with the automated Opticruise gearbox.
There are plenty of Scania R500 trucks for sale at Truckpages. In the UK’ used truck market, most of the used R500’s are tractor units, but there are also some top-end rigid conversions available – think expensive crane trucks or drawbar outfits.
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…>