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Scania enters the ring with a heavyweight contender for the mining and heavy construction industries that will immediately go for knock.
Weighing in at an exceptional Gross Vehicle Weight of 69 tonnes, the Scania G 540 10x4/6 XT Heavy Tipper will substantially reduce costs and increase productivity for operators in these businesses.
“The time has come to launch a product with the highest load capacity of its peers in the market,” says Sven-Erik Gustafsson, Head of Scania Mining.
With the G 540 10x4, Scania expands its XT Heavy Tipper range and complements the 6x4 for a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 47 tonnes and the 8x4 for a GVW of 58 tonnes. The latest Heavy Tipper boosts the GVW to 69 tonnes. “Once again, Scania is at the forefront of innovation to exceed customer expectations and take on the yellow equipment manufacturers,” Gustafsson underlines. ”Compared to its 8x4 competitors, the Scania 10x4 reduces cost per tonne by up to 15 percent since fewer vehicles are needed to move the same load.”
This outstanding heavyweight is equipped with an air-sprung, steered pusher axle in front of the rear bogie.
The entire Heavy Tipper range is characterised by the fact that the gearbox and propeller shaft supports higher torque, the greater strength of the differential and hub reduction, which provide an unmatched maximum traction capacity of up to 210 tonnes. To support higher loads, the entire suspension – springs, anti-roll bar and shock absorbers – has been reinforced.
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