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Scania launches new tandem bogie axle

Scania has introduced a new tandem bogie axle with an optional lift-and-disengage function.

Depending on the application, when engaged the new option can lead to substantial fuel savings of upto three percent and offer better manoeuvrability with a reduced turning radius. This means it offers a more sustainable and economic solution for the 6x4 and 8x4 applications where time is spent unladen or with lighter loads.

Lifting of the axle takes less than 25 seconds, and with normal chassis height and tyres, ground clearance is nearly 70mm.

"This is a highly desirable function for our customers in a variety of applications such as construction and timber haulage," says Vincente Connolly, UK Sales Director for Scania Great Britain.

Read the full Scania press release here. Or watch the following video to see it in operation...

 

 

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Although we won't see this in the used marketplace for a while, it is available now to order from factory. So if you want to discuss how this could benefit your operation, please get in touch with your local TruckEast sales manager.

 

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