On a sunny evening I walked past this fairly new representative of Scania’s current generation of trucks, introduced in 2004. A modular range of trucks and tractors, available with three distinctive tilt cabs; the P-series with a low cab, the medium cab G-series and the top model with the tallest cab is called the R-series.
Scania offers a whole range of five-, six- and eight cylinder diesels. From a 250 hp 9.3 liter engine to the mighty 730 hp 16.4 liter, all meeting today’s Euro 6 emission standard.
This article’s truck has the 320 hp (at 1,900 rpm) 9.3 liter five-cylinder. Maximum torque output 1,600 Nm (1,180 ft-lb) at 1,050 – 1,300 rpm.
The interior of a Scania P-series, this one has the short dashboard. And is clearly equipped with an automatic transmission.
Super singles on the steer axle with a 9,000 kg axle load limit; simply too much for standard size single wheels. The drive axle with dual wheels has an axle load of 11,500 kg and the liftable tag axle with single wheels is good for another 7,500 kg. Add up those numbers and you’ll get a 28,000 kg (61,700 lbs) GVM. The registered payload capacity of the brightly-colored Scania is 15,875 kg (35,000 lbs).
The cargo is a Wirtgen W50DC milling machine, powered by a Deutz engine. A small type of milling machine, as the big ones are transported on a low bed semi trailer. The owner of the combination is the Nederlandse Frees Maatschappij B.V., better known as the Freesmij.
And this is Scania’s flagship these days, the R730 Streamline with a 730 hp 16.4 liter V8 engine. Only surpassed by the 750 hp Volvo FH16. As impressive as the power of Scania’s top engine is its maximum torque output: 3,500 Nm (2,581 ft-lb) at 1,000 – 1,400 rpm.
Yes, those Swedes really build some Viking-worthy trucks….