Scania debuts XT mining trucks

Scania's XT range.

Scania Australia has unveiled the latest XT mining and construction truck range at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne today.

The XT aims to deliver a robust range of solutions for a variety of applications that can be configured to an operator’s requirements, using one of three available cab sizes, according to Scania.

It comes with side curtain rollover airbags as standard that provide driver and passenger protection in the event of a crash or rollover.

Scania claims to be the only truck maker that offers this potentially life-saving feature, which is standard across the Australian range.

The XT is available with a full range of Scania’s modular Euro 5 and Euro 6 SCR emissions engines and Opticruise automated gear-changing, including the clutch-on-demand feature for challenging environments.

Scania wants to prove its ability to overcome tough environments with the new model. To achieve this, it has equipped the XT range with a unique protruding steel front bumper, headlamp grilles, front under-bumper skid-plate, 40-tonne towing point in the centre of the bumper, robust door mirror housings, and an elevated ride-height and all-steel parabolic leaf spring suspension.

The XT range includes the full array of Scania’s operator solutions and services, designed to provide exceptional ownership experiences.

Scania allows customers to define the features they need and select them from a long list of engineered solutions, including bulk materials haulage and mine service vehicles.

In terms of specification, Scania believes it’s all about mixing a balance of payload capacity, reliability, fuel efficiency and maximising uptime.

Scania supports the XT range with its national workshop network and repair and maintenance contracts, in conjunction with its unique flexible plans for in-service care.

Mikael Jansson, Scania Australia managing director, said the XT was setup 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,” Jansson said.

“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.”

The XT range features the Scania driver support system, an on-board assistant that provides continuous driver feedback on driving style, safety and fuel efficiency and delivers a summary after a completed assignment.

Scania also offers driver training and coaching to give drivers the opportunity to maintain top performance.

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