Scania launches latest heavy-duty truck at AIMEX 2013

A display of nine mining industry vehicles formed the basis of the Scania stand at the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) at the Sydney Showgrounds this week.

One of the company’s heavy-haul R620 V8-powered prime movers was recently tested at a Kalgoorlie gold mine, pulling four trailers and 140-tonnes of ore. Rated at 200 tonnes GCM, the R620 is capable of hauling five trailers with a payload of up to 170 tonnes of ore.

According to Scania, one of the trucks, the new P360 4×4, has been developed as a general-purpose stores truck for on-site use in mining applications.

“The first of these vehicles we delivered has been specified with a locally sourced flat top tray with twist locks, as well as toolboxes, water tank, and mine-spec lights,” said Robert Taylor, General Manager, Scania Mining Services. “Like every Scania, the P360 4×4 has an all-steel cab that has been impact-tested to exceed the Swedish and European standards.”

The company has equipped the 4×4 with its Scania Opticruise automated manual transmission, which allows drivers to take manual control of gear changing if required.

“One of the benefits for mine customers is that all Scania trucks have an identical layout, so if you hop into the 4×4 after driving an 8×8 service vehicle or ANFO truck, the controls are all in the same place,” said Taylor.

The 4×4 is powered by a 360 hp six-cylinder engine and a variety of power outputs in a number of configurations will also be available. The truck has a 13-tonne payload capacity and is said to offer a 10-year working life.

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