Scania 4 Series Trucks For Sale

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Launched in the mid-1990s as an upgrade on the hugely-successful 3 Series, the 4 Series from Scania had taken their trucks to the next level, coming equipped with bigger and better engines and, crucially for many drivers, more power to carry huge payloads.

The biggest engines available in the range were the 16-litre V8, although some of the smaller ones happened to be pretty sizeable in delivering sufficient power. The cab sizes in the range are determined by their name, with ‘P-cabs’ being the smallest and R cabs being much larger. Engine options with the 4 Series were much better than what came before them, as there were five different ones to choose from.

See more technical specs for the 4 Series along with TruckLocator’s opinion.

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Scania 4 Series 124-420 4x2 Tractor Unit
Scania 4 Series 124-420 4x2 Tractor Unit POA
2001 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg 2001 (51 Reg) Scania 124- 420 4x2 Tractor Unit Manual Gear Box. Sleeper Cab. 313, 987 kms
Roy Howell Commercials
Scania 4 Series  124 470 6x2 Rear Lift Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox
Scania 4 Series 124 470 6x2 Rear Lift Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox POA
2005 | Box Vans | 26000kg This is used SCANIA truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
N A Commercials Ltd
Scania 4 Series 94D 260
Scania 4 Series 94D 260 POA
1999 | Tankers | 26000kg Eurovac with 3500 CFM blower driven by donkey engine and jetting pump as well as pendant controlled top boomMoT Due log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
Scania 4 Series 114
Scania 4 Series 114 POA
2004 | Tractor Unit
Expert Truck Dismantlers & Sales
Scania 4 Series 164.480
Scania 4 Series 164.480 POA
2002 | Tractor Unit
Expert Truck Dismantlers & Sales
Scania 4 Series  124 470 6x2 Mid Lift Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox 5
Scania 4 Series 124 470 6x2 Mid Lift Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox 5 POA
2003 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg This is used SCANIA truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
N A Commercials Ltd
Scania 4 Series R124LA420
Scania 4 Series R124LA420 £22,950.00
Hunters Green Commercials
Scania 4 Series P94G220
Scania 4 Series P94G220 POA
1999 | Removal Body 2000 regNew MOT till 20195 door + space 32ft box2,400 cu ft
Cheshire International Removals
Scania 4 Series  94 220 4x2 Flat Bed Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox (2
Scania 4 Series 94 220 4x2 Flat Bed Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox (2 POA
2002 | Flats This is used SCANIA truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
N A Commercials Ltd
Scania 4 Series 124 420 6x2 Midlift Tractor Unit
Scania 4 Series 124 420 6x2 Midlift Tractor Unit £13,950.00
2002 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg 2002 Scania 124 420 6x2 Midlift Tractor Unit, 12 Speed Manual Gearbox, Full Wind Deflector Kit, Twin Bunks, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
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Click on the dates in the timeline below to view interesting events in the Scania 4 Series's history. Click on the circles in the timeline to view key model updates and face lifts
Launch of 4-series
The Scania 4 Series was launched as the replacement for the 3 Series. The shape of each vehicle was changed to look rounder and easier on the eye.
Production ceased
Production of the 4-Series stopped after introduction of its successors the P-Series, R-Series and G-Series.
4 Series wins Truck of the Year
Scania takes the truck of the year crown again - this time with the 4 Series
4 Series Gets V8
The 164 arrives on the scene with V8 power rated at Euro 3
P124 is 1,000,000th Scania
Scania's one millionth truck rolls off the production line - a P124

The engines on offer in the 4 series range are the 9-lite 6-pot, 11-litre with six cylinders, the 12-litre, 14-litre and V8 16-litre, the largest of them all. Typically, the V8 was only available with the largest ones, but despite the range being discontinued, the engine is likely to experience few faults, if any.

In terms of cabs, the R cab, the larger of the two on offer, usually comes as standard with some of the newer 4 Series trucks. This is definitely worth bearing in mind if you’re looking for a truck which has more space, such as one with a crew cab.Scania 4 series lineup on launch in 1995

The majority of older 4 Series trucks come with manual gearboxes. If you want a 4 Series with an automatic gearbox, it’s best to look for some of the new models, as they’re among the most likely to have them.

As with the 2 Series and 3 Series, the largest trucks in the range weigh 44 tonnes, with the smaller ones coming in at around 18 tonnes. This means that there is a wide range of trucks made for various types of job.

Scania 4 Series In a nutshell

As recommended by many drivers, the 4 Series range combines versatility and comfort on the road, while the engines have enough power to lug around even the heaviest load.

Scania 4 Series Review

We can’t all drive brand new trucks, so if you are looking for an older model that won’t break the bank but still has a good few miles left in it, going for a previous award winner is a sound bet. The Scania 4-Series is just such a beast. Back in 1996, this truck was as good as it got, and it proved it by winning the International Truck of the Year award. The Scania 4-Series was a milestone for the Swedish company as it sought to cement its reputation as a premium truck supplier. One of the ways that it did this was to adopt a modular approach to construction, standardising manufacturing processes and body parts wherever possible. It also strived to share components across its truck range. This not only brought the cost of manufacture down, but it allowed the company to create proven and reliable configurations.

Designed by Bertone

The Scania 4-Series was the first fruit of this new process. The heavy truck was also designed by Bertone, the famous car design studio. This gave it looks to match the reliability. The Scania 4-Series was truly a departure. It was an all-new design all the way from the chassis and frames to the powertrain and the cabs. The new design could offer customers the maximum possible payload and also market-beating load volumes. It had excellent economy and a lot of flexibility around possible body types. The International Truck of the Year jury said that it was especially impressed by the integrated drivetrain, where the engine, electronic gearbox and Opticruise system all work in perfect harmony together and with the integrated retarder. In the way Scania achieved this, they were miles ahead at the time. The jury also praised the Bertone-designed cab and the performance and economy of the new 12-litre engine.

Efficient Operation

The result of all this was a truck that spent less time in the workshop and at the fuel stop and more time out on the road making money for its operators. The Scania 4-Series was set up to deliver its best on normal roads in operations that cover long distances. It had an especially high payload and a gross weight of up to 60 tonnes. Those new 12-litre engines ranged from 310hp to 530hp, a power output that wouldn’t shame a big truck launched today. The Bertone cabs were ground-breaking too and came in day or sleeper configurations and in a number of size choices. There was also a choice of frames, with each designed for the optimum mix of load capacity, balancing weight and volume. The frames came in normal, low or extra-low and offered great solutions for international haulage work.

The Scania 4-Series could also be optimised for fuel economy or cruising speed as well as load capacity. The comfort of the cab is first class, even by modern standards, and the build quality and focus on manufacturing standards mean that a used Scania 4-Series could still offer many years of fine service.

Ever Wonder what Scania’s letters mean on the 4-Series?

Like every other truck manufacturer, Scania uses a whole series of code letters for their trucks.  Telling the average operator – especially a relative newcomer - that the truck is a R124 LA4x2EB 360 is often less than helpful.  We will try and demystify the details behind the code. It is a little like learning a language, once you’ve cracked one code, then the others should be more straightforward.

Here are some examples that we’ll explain below:

- R124 LA4x2EB 360

- P94 DB6x2/4NB 220

- P114 CB8x4HZ 340

- R144 GB6x2NZ 530

P94 DB6x2/4NB 220

Let’s start at the beginning with the first letters which distinguish the cab type.  There are just two types, the smaller P cab and the big R cab.  The P is a lower cab and comes in day and sleeper form (again, in code CP14 for the day cab and CP19 for the sleeper cab.)  Looking for the big cabs?  Then you’ll need the R cab.  This comes in a day cab (CR14), a sleeper cab, (CR19) and the top of the range ‘Topline’ high roof sleeper with the code of CR19T

P94 DB6x2/4NB 220

The next set of numbers shows the size of the engine.  The R124, for example is a 12-litre, (We’ll come on to what the 4 means below).

The engine sizes are as follows:

9 = 9-litre engine charge-cooled DSC9 (220-310 hp)

11 = 11-litre engine charge-cooled DSC11 (340 hp)

12 = 12-litre engine charge-cooled DSC12 (360-400 hp)

14 = 14-litre engine charge-cooled DSC14 (460-530 hp)


P94 DB6x2/4NB 220

Next up is the ‘series’ of the truck.  In this whole page, they are all 4-series, but a 3-series would look like a R143 and a 2-series an R142 etc.


P94 DB6x2/4NB 220

The next section deals with the class of the chassis and the type of work it is designed to carry out.  The 4-Series is divided into four classes – the L-, D-, C- and G- Classes.  These are shown as the first letters on the second section. 

L = mostly high-mileage highway operation at gross weights up to 60 tonnes.

D = mostly low-mileage urban operation at up to 36 tonnes

C = mostly low mileage on- or off-road for tippers requiring high ground clearance and good mobility at up to 150 tonnes

G = low-to-high mileage haulage on sub-standard roads at up to 150 tonnes

Expect the following axle configurations for each of the classes of chassis:

L-class. 4x2, 6x2, 6x2/4, 6x2*4, 6x4

D-class. 4x2, 6x2, 6x2/4, 6x2*4

C-class. 4x2, 4x4, 6x4, 6x6, 8x4

G-class. 4x2, 6x2, 6x2*4, 6x4, 8x2, 8x4


94 DB6x2/4NB 220

The next letter tells if the truck has been designed as a rigid or a tractor unit.  A is for tractor units and B is for rigids.


94 DB6x2/4NB 220

Next comes the axle configuration – this looks more recognisable to most it tells how many axles there are in total, how many are driven by the engine and how many steer the truck.

6x2/4 six wheels, of which two are driven and four are steered – by means of an additional steered axle ahead of the drive axle (twin-steer)

6x2*4 six wheels, of which two are driven and four are steered – by means of an additional steered axle aft of the drive axle

8x2 a traditional eight-wheeler with two steered front axles, one driven axle and a tag-axle aft of the drive axle

8x4 a traditional eight-wheeler with two steered front axles and tandem bogie


94 DB6x2/4NB 220

After the axle configuration comes the height of the chassis – whether high, normal, low or extra low.

H high (C-class)

N normal (all classes)

L low (L- and D-class)

E extra-low (L-class)


94 DB6x2/4NB 220

Next comes the type of suspension on the truck.  There are three options here, depending if the truck is full air or uses steel springs.

A leaf front, air rear

B air front, air rear – full-air suspension

Z parabolic or multi-leaf springs all-round


94 DB6x2/4NB 220

 Finally comes the engine’s power output, rounded to the nearest 10hp

These were the options for power outputs in Scania’s 4 Series range of trucks.

9-litre engine 220, 260, 310 hp

11-litre engine 340 hp

12-litre engine 360, 400 hp

14-litre engine 460, 530 hp

 The 4-Series and the model identification system has changed with the advent of Scania’s latest models.  Check out the R-Series, G-Series and P Series pages for newer Scania models.


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