Scania Australia revealed the new XT mining and construction range next-generation trucks at Melbourne’s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), giving the industry the first opportunity to examine the extra-tough truck in the metal.
The all-new extra-tough Scania XT delivers a highly robust range of solutions for a wide variety of applications and can be configured precisely to an operator's requirements, utilizing one of three available cab sizes.
Like its on-highway siblings, the Scania XT comes with side curtain rollover airbags as standard that provide industry-leading driver and passenger protection in the event of a crash or rollover. Scania is the only truck maker to offer this potentially life-saving feature, and it is standard across the Australian range.
“The Scania XT is perfectly set-up for a range of construction and mining applications on sealed and unsealed surfaces.
“The Scania XT has been designed to shrug off tough conditions and a few bumps and scrapes without the need to visit a workshop to replace exterior fittings. Our customers will be happy to gain additional uptime facilitated by this careful attention to detail,” says Mikael Jansson, Managing Director of Scania Australia.
Scania has a solid history of overcoming harsh environments. Delivering vehicle solutions for both the mining and construction industries across the world has taught Scania the true meaning of uptime, and what it takes to secure it.
The truck is equipped with a unique protruding steel front bumper, headlamp protection grilles, front under-bumper skid-plate, 40-tonne towing point in the center of the bumper, and robust door mirror housings, as well as an elevated ride-height and all-steel parabolic leaf spring suspension.
“Trucks like these often cover significant distances each year on regular roads in the course of delivery and back-loading, so efficient fuel use is of great importance to the operator.
“Of course, the Scania XT features all the pertinent safety features and equipment needed to provide the greatest level of safety and safe operation to protect drivers from harm, unnecessary downtime and inconvenience,” continues Jansson.
The launch of the Scania XT range is a response to the growth of business the company has attracted in recent years in the mining and resources sector in Australia, as well as an answer to operators involved in the current domestic and civil infrastructure construction boom.
“The construction industry faces increasing demands for sustainable and cost-effective production. With a powerful line-up ready for the toughest mining and construction tasks, Scania is well prepared to meet the highly diverse transport assignments within these sectors. ”
The arrival of the XT means Scania is well-placed to service its existing as well as new customers in the mining and construction sectors.
Also, the national Scania workshop network and repair and maintenance contracts in conjunction with Scania's unique Flexible Plans – which tailor maintenance by vehicle and application – provide the best in-service care for Scania vehicles at the lowest possible cost for the operator.
“We have the right products, the right services, and the right skills to help Australian mining and construction operators specify the perfect vehicle for their needs, securing maximum uptime and enhanced total operating economy, protecting their profitability, and therefore enhancing their long-term business stability,” Jansson says.