The 2 Series range of trucks from Scania is as reliable and versatile as they come. Until it was replaced by the 3 Series in 1987, they were big sellers throughout the 1980s. Today, their popularity still endures, as they can be used for purposes as diverse as fire engines, tippers and even tankers.
The most recent 2 Series trucks were made in in the later part of the last decade before being phased out. They come with a range of cabs including crew cabs, day cabs and even sleeper cabs. New or used, they provide something which can be driven without too many problems, whether for long or short-haul journeys.
See more technical specs below for the Scania 2 Series along with TruckLocator’s opinion.
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Scania 3 Series 124 420 6x2 T/unit With PM 32 Series Crane
1999 | Crane Vehicle | 26000kg
Topline Cab, Twin Sleeper, 2002 Year PM 32 Series Crane, 4 x Extensions, 4 x Legs, Retarder, Exhaust Brake, Tag Axle, Cruise Control, 13 Speed Manual Gear Box, Electric Windows, Air Con, Sliding 5th Wheel, TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
Scania 2 Series 1986 (C) SCANIA 82H AIRCRAFT DE-ICER
1986 | Specialist
4X2. 19,090 KMS (WARRANTED KMS) CONDITION, AS NEW.
Scania 2 Series T112 TIPPER LHD
LEFT HAND DRIVE,
Scania 2 Series 92M TIPPER LHD
LEFT HAND DRIVE,
Scania 2 Series RHD 93 210 4X2 FIRE ENGINE
1992 | Fire Engine
Double, 210, Diesel, Manual, 00378km, Spring,
The 2 Series P114-380 Tanker is a good example of how wide the range actually is. The 13-speed engine is proof that it can move through the gears when needed, while it’s secure enough to handle a tank full of water or milk.
One of the newer models, the R480 has a payload of some 44 tonnes, making it among the larger vehicles which Scania has produced. The R480 has all the equipment a driver could wish for including air seats, air suspension and a night heater for those longer journeys.
Some of the newer models are compatible with the Euro 4 emission standards, although this cannot be guaranteed with some of the older trucks in the range. If this is a major concern for you, it should be worth looking for a newer 2 Series.
As they’re no longer in production, buying a used 2 Series is likely to be something of a bargain. Searching for spare parts, if needed, isn’t too much of an issue as they’re still a common sight on the roads today.
In a nutshell
With a larger-than-average payload capacity and a high level of versatility, the 2 Series remains a favourite among drivers. Their use as fire engines and tankers in particular make them worth a second look.
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