The new Scania tipper is designed to meet demanding conditions and offer maximum operational capacity and fuel efficiency.
Scania Commercial Vehicles India launched the new P 440 8x4 20.2 cu.m U-body tipper. This has been designed to increase the productivity of mining tippers and improve the total operating economy.
The P440 tipper was designed to meet demanding conditions in the Indian subcontinent and offer maximum operational capacity and fuel efficiency. The 'U' design for the tipper body is the first in its class for overburden removal application. The body's combination of 'U' design and superior wear resistant steel increases the payload carrying capacity by up to 5 per cent while reducing the fuel consumption by almost 5 per cent due to low self-weight of the tipper body. It also improves the stability of the vehicle by lowering the overall centre of gravity.
The P 440 U-body tipper comes with a mixture of time tested driveline and a new engine. It has a 13-litre, 440 HP engine and is capable of reaching peak torque at lower engine speed. It is BS-IV compliant through Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. This when coupled with Scania patented Opticruise® gear shift technology keeps the gear shifts to an optimal number and directly benefits the customer by improving fuel efficiency.
Speaking at the launch function, Raghavan Srinivasa, Director, Sales (Trucks), Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt Ltd said, 'We at Scania work to integrate sustainability into the core of the business. Scania leverages innovative thinking, develops partnerships and works extensively within the logistics flow to capture efficiencies and secure customer profitability. We are confident that P 440 U-body tipper will deliver on our promise of driving even more value and profitability for our customers.'
All Scania tippers also come with an option of choosing Fleet Management Services. This service enables the customer to remain in control of the fleet's performance by providing information such as fuel consumption, tipper idling time, driving behaviour and tipper's position.
While talking about Scania's commitment to offering complete solution to customers, Hanna Johansson, Director, Business Support, Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt Ltd (on behalf of Mikael Benje, Managing Director) said, 'Scania India firmly believes in having a true partnership with our customers. Besides being a manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses, Scania is increasingly developing new ways of delivering customer value based on a full service offering that delivers lifecycle profitability.'