Scania ups P-series Curtainsider payload by five tonnes

By switching from 6x2 to 8x2 configuration, Scania has improved the 9.1m-body payload limit

Scania ups P-series Curtainsider payload by five tonnes
One of Scania's 8x2 P-Series models.


Scania is now offering P-series 8x2 Twin Steer Curtainsider models with a 13,900kg payload, allowing it to haul 5,000kg more than the same 9.1m body fitted to a 6x2 heavy vehicle.

According to the Scandinavian truck maker, the rigid twin steer variants have space for 14 pallets and a pallet jack and remove worries of front axle overloading and load imbalances.

"Our Scania P-series 8x2 Twin Steer Curtainsider project’s focus was on improving productivity for distribution operators," Scania national sales manager Dean Dal Santo says.

"The Twin Steer configuration means operators need not be so concerned about loading profiles or diminishing load issues putting too much weight over the front axle.

"This allows for faster loading and unloading, meaning more deliveries are possible per day, earning the operator greater income."

Scania’s on-board scales are included, the company says, providing the in-cab dashboard with a digital weight reading for each of the four axles.

Anticipating demand, the truck maker is pre-building supplies of the P 310 Twin Steer model with the GTB Curtainsider body and is offering customers with the option of a D’Hollandia tail-lift pack.

"We have known for some time that the 8x2 Twin Steer offering was very well suited to metropolitan and regional distribution work, and now with the ready-built Curtainsider body and the tail-lift, we can provide a total solution," Dal Santo says.

"In addition to our Curtainsider body we can also provide refrigerated bodies which are ideal for transport of perishables."

The P 310 features a Euro 5, 310hp (231kW) five-cylinder engine using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and ships with a fully-automated Opticruise transmission.

Scania says ex-stock 6x2 models with the same GTB body are available and the 8x2 configuration will be available via the Scania Truck Rental fleet.


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