The Scania R Series won the International Truck of the Year award in 2005 and again in 2010, so it is fair to say that it has been at or near the top of the game for many years. It would also be fair to say that Scania has for a long time produced some of the very best trucks on the market, especially with the much-loved V8 engine. As a repeated Truck of the Year winner from a top name, your expectations of the Scania R Series will therefore be high and the truck doesn’t disappoint.
The build quality is absolutely first-class, payload is great and their safety record is outstanding. They also offer some of the best fuel economy figures in the sector.
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Scania R Series R440 6x2 T/Unit
2010 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
High Line Twin Sleeper Cab, Tag Axle, P.T.O Prep't With Hydraulic Tank, 3 Pedal Opti Cruise Gear Box, Cloth Seats With Limber Support, Cruise Control, Electric Mirrors And Windows, Exhaust Brake, Air Con, Chassis Infills, November 2017 M.O.T TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
Scania R Series R310 26 TONNE 6 X 2 FLATBED -
2007 | Flats | 26000kg
Scania R Series Sleeper Cab. Scania 310 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine. Scania 12 Speed Opti Cruise Gearbox (With Clutch Pedal). Scania Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Twin-Wheel Rear Lift Axle C/w In Cab Controls. 22Ft 6in Flatbed Body C/w Wood Plank Floor, Raised Front Headboard And Rear Drop Down Tailboard.
Scania R Series R440LA6x2/4MNA
2012 | Refrigerated Box
3 Pedal Opticruise, 820L Fuel Capacity, A/C, Fridge, Sliding Fifth Wheel, Twin Bunks, Air Deflector Kit, Visor and Bumper Spots
Scania R Series RHD R480 4X2 TRACTOR
2007 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg
Topline, DT1217L01 480, 966271km, SEMI-AUTO, Air, Diesel,
Scania R Series R500 6x2 T/Unit
2008 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
Tag Axle, Top Line, 3 Pedal Opti Cruise Gear Box, Retarder, Cruise Control, Full Kitchen Pack, Leather Heated Seats With Lumber Support, Air Con, Electric Mirrors And Windows,,,,. TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
Scania R Series R480 TOPLINE 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT -
Tractor Unit | 44000kg
Scania R Series Twinsleeper Cab C/w 4 Point Cab Air Suspension. Scania 480 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine. Scania 12 Speed Opticruise Gearbox. Scania Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Air Suspended Midlift/Steer Axle. Sliding Fifth Wheel C/w Run Up Ramps. Full Disc Braking System C/w ABS/EBS And Switchable Traction
Scania R Series R440
2010 | Chassis Cabs
Topline, 744000kms, mid lift, microwave, coffee make, fridge freezer, manual, mint cond, £16,000 + vat
Scania R Series R440
2011 | Chassis Cabs
74000kms, walking floor equipment, full leather spec, microwave, coffee machine, 2 pedal auto, mint condition
Scania R Series R480
2008 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
6X2 MIDLIFT, OPTICRUISE, WALKING FLOOR HYDRAUILICS, EXCELLENT CONDITION TOPLINE Engine.
Scania R Series R470 TOPLINE 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT -
2006 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
Scania R Series Topline High Roof Twinsleeper Cab C/w 4 Point Air Suspension. Scania 470 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Scania 12 Speed Opti Cruise Gearbox. Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w Hand Held Controls. Air Suspended Midlift/Steer Axle. Jost Sliding Fifth Wheel. Full Disc Brake System C/w ABS/EBS And Switchable Traction
The R Series is Scania’s 44-tonne flagship and the redesign of 2009 made it one of the most imposing and impressive trucks in the segment. These later trucks have a distinctive grille, flowing lines and colour-coded sideskirts to create a tractor that looks just as good as it runs. The changes weren’t just for show and actually improved the aerodynamics, albeit fractionally by 0.6%. Inside the cab, the wraparound dash features better plastics and the general fixtures and fittings are of a class that leave you in no doubt that you are in a premium cab. Visibility is excellent and the driver’s seat is good, but it still doesn’t have the armrests that you will find in the Volvo FH, for example.
Engines have been good throughout the life of the Scania R Series and later models go up to the mighty 730hp unit on the R730. This is truly one of the best engines you will find on the market today in terms of both acceleration and sheer pulling power, with torque at a huge 3,500 Nm between 1,000 and 1,350 rpm. These engines can be paired with the Opticruise gearbox, which offers smooth and timely cog shifts and absolutely no need for any manual intervention. If you just can’t resist, however, you can switch to manual at the push of a button and make changes via the right-hand steering column stalk. The suspension setup is the usual parabolic steel springs at the front, with shockers and anti-roll bars. At the back the air suspension has automatic levelling. It’s a simple system but well tuned to offer fantastic handling and a comfortable ride.
Unsurprisingly, residuals on the Scania R Series are strong and second-hand examples hold their price well. On the other hand, you get a rock-solid truck with a fantastic engine, good economy and superb all-round comfort and ergonomics in the cab. For many, the Scania R Series remains at the top of the wish list.
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