Scania launches a Hyva bodied P-series skip loader

Will Shiers
January 30, 2019


Scania has launched a skip-loader, based on its latest P-series chassis.

The 18-tonner, which has been developed in conjunction with Hyva, can be specified with either the 7- or 9-litre engine, with five power ratings ranging from 220hp to 360hp. It comes with Scania’s 8-speed Opticruise transmission and R660 rear-axle with diff lock, and can be specified in XT trim. The Hyva NG2012XL bodywork can lift 12 tonnes, or 8 tonnes when extended.

Scania (GB) sales director Andrew Jamieson said: “The new generation P-series 4x2 rigid chassis is ruggedly constructed, durable, reliable and safe. In addition to its highly fuel efficient on-road performance, the P-series truck provides a stable and sure-footed platform when working on site. As such, it provides an ideal base for skip-loader operation.

“By combining with Hyva we have a vehicle that is not only tailor-made for its application, but also offers the convenience of a one-stop, cost-effective product that can be acquired and fully maintained with Scania as the sole source of supply.”

The Scania Skiploader, which can be ordered through the Scania (GB) dealer network, is the first ready-bodied truck offered on the latest P-series chassis. The previous generation truck cam in skip-loader, hook- loader and box body guises. The first Skiploader was purchased by recycling specialist Remondis.

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Will Shiers

Will has been the editor of Commercial Motor magazine since 2011 and is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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