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Old 15th February 2016, 15:24   #1
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Scania is one European Manufacturer who never misses any of the auto shows; be it Bus World or Auto Expo. They continuously participate and showcase their products.

This Auto Expo was nothing different and had a range of products displayed.


R 580 6x4 Puller

This is by far the highest rated puller in India with a V8 doing its duty. Though the market size for such pullers are relatively small, it shows the capability and product availability in Scania's portfolio.

Scania's cabs are modular in design and are available in various lengths, widths and heights. The one here is a R Series and is the most premium of the lot. The other ones being P and G Series.

The driver's seat gets dual lumbar support, and the steering even tilts upwards to allow easy ingress/egress.

Though homologated for 49T (tonnes) in CMVR, with special permission they are permitted and allowed to carry up to 500T. The goods are called ODC (Over Dimensional Cargo).

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G 310 6x2 Haulage Tractor

This is the smallest offering truck from Scania in terms of engine power. Doing duty is the unique 5-cylinder 9L engine (the same one powering Metro link 12M coach) producing healthy 310 hp.

This has the G series cab which is slightly smaller than the R series cab (smallest one will be the P Series).

This is still a premium product and will come with host of features like AC, Opticruse, Traction control, load transferring option to drive axle, liftable tag axle, etc - which makes its price higher.

This is also India's first reefer carrier (refrigerated) with 40' load-body.

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9L Ethanol Engine - Power: 270hp and Torque: 1900 Nm

Sustainability and Scania always go hand-in-hand and they are always working towards it. In India much before they launched regular city buses they demonstrated how an Ethanol powered engine can run successfully.

Also with Ethanol, the engine is straight away surpass E5 to qualify it as an EEV compliant one. The city bus powered by an Ethanol engine is running in Nagpur for quite sometime now. Also Scania wanted to work on the complete cycle of producing fuel from sewage, to running the buses in the corporation.

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Metrolink

Metrolink is a successful intercity coach by Scania in India and the one displayed is the same as many of them that are currently plying the roads.

This is a 14.5m variant with 410 hp of power and 2000 Nm of torque.

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Citywide

I had seen the Citywide for the first time in Busworld, Kortrijk last October.

This is basically a 400 mm low entry city bus.

The one launched in India is nothing different except this being RHD and is with diesel power. But my understand is that this can still be available with Ethanol and CNG. Instead of the regular low entry, I wish Scania offered a Low Floor version of CityWide, as Volvo 8400 is in the same category and there isn't much technical difference between these two except the brands. Currently Volvo is the monopoly in the premium 400 mm floor height buses in India.

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Thread moved out from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) section. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 15th February 2016, 15:46   #7
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Scania has slowly started to show it's presence on the road. The biggest test for luxury buses in Cities like Bangalore is to get some long distance ones on the road and have a good visibility. With a couple of buses from Bangalore to Kerala and TN, they seem to be on the right track. Volvo has had a clean run for many many years in this segment (The Long distance overnight travel) and it's really high time someone else enter the marked and give a tight competition.
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I have often wondered as to what is the purpose of this box type thingy on the axles of the puller. What does it contain?

Is it there to add weight on rear axles to provide better traction while pulling heavy loads?
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I have often wondered as to what is the purpose of this box type thingy on the axles of the puller. What does it contain?
Weight - mostly blocks of cast iron.

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Is it there to add weight on rear axles to provide better traction while pulling heavy loads?
Yes, it's referred to as ballast (these trucks are usually called ballast tractor). The purpose of the weight is as you've said to provide traction + preventing wheel slip.

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I have often wondered as to what is the purpose of this box type thingy on the axles of the puller. What does it contain?

Is it there to add weight on rear axles to provide better traction while pulling heavy loads?
You have guessed correctly, the big box contains ballast to help with traction as the load of the trailer and the cargo are not on the rear axles.
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Thanks for the detailed thread. Though we have been seeing Scania Coaches on our roads, would love to see those majestic trucks get on the road, and have a glance at them.
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Why do trucks in India have only the European look, why not the American look? Is it just styling preference or there is some rule blocking it?
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Nice...but having used these Scania Citywides (guess that's the one?) here in Adelaide for almost a year now I miss our Bangalore Volvos. Scanias are ridiculously noisy and if you are sitting at the rear it becomes almost impossible to hear the next passenger without straining your ears. Worse if you are at a signal and one of these are there.

Even used the long distance one for a 2 hour+ travel and they aren't comfortable either compared to Volvos.

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Nice...but having used these Scania Citywides (guess that's the one?) here in Adelaide for almost a year now I miss our Bangalore Volvos. Scanias are ridiculously noisy and if you are sitting at the rear it becomes almost impossible to hear the next passenger without straining your ears. Worse if you are at a signal and one of these are there.

Even used the long distance one for a 2 hour+ travel and they aren't comfortable either compared to Volvos.
My experience with the Intercity Scania coaches is exactly the opposite. They are far more comfortable than a Volvo and are much silent as well. Maybe its just their honeymoon period, or perhaps they got their act together.
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Out of curiosity, wanted to ask about what specifications, brand and quantity of engine oil is used in the monster R 580 6x4 Puller?
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