Scania launches three-axle LNG tractor unit

  |   Road Transport   |   Scania launches three-axle LNG tractor unit

17:00 Thu 14th Oct 2021 | Posted By UKHAULIER

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Scania has further extended its portfolio of dedicated gas-fuelled trucks with the introduction of a 6×2/2 LNG (liquified natural gas) tractor unit.  Equipped with a lightweight Hendrickson centre lift-axle, the vehicle is available to order immediately. The inclusion of this model means Scania’s gas range now covers both LNG and CNG (compressed natural gas) solutions in both two and three axle variants.  Rigids can be configured to operate on either LNG or CNG in two-, three- and four-axle configurations, with tractor unit options being two-axles for CNG and two- or three-axles for LNG variants.  Every model in the Scania line-up is capable of operating on 100 percent biogas, which offers carbon dioxide reductions of up to 90 percent. “The addition of a six-wheel LNG tractor unit to our gas vehicle range is an exciting step forward as it opens up new opportunities for biogas-fuelled long distance haulage,” says Vincente Connolly, UK Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.  “The vehicle features two LNG tanks; 187-litres/73 kg on the offside and 313-litres/122 kg* on the nearside.  While the actual range will be dependent upon a variety of operational factors, our trials have shown that distances of in excess of 400 miles are achievable.”

“While Scania offers the widest range of alternatively-fuelled vehicles on the market today, biogas is very much a ‘here and now’ solution.  That’s because our approach is reinforced and supported by the UK’s growing biogas refuelling infrastructure, which is enabling more and more operators to embark upon their sustainability journeys immediately and with no additional investment.”

Scania Euro 6 gas engines OC09 104

280 hp

OC09 105

340 hp

OC13 101

410 hp

Displacement 9.3-litres 9.3-litres 12.7-litres
Cylinder arrangement Inline 5 Inline 5 Inline 6
Emission control 3-way catalyst, EGR 3-way catalyst, EGR 3-way catalyst, EGR
Max. power 280 hp (206 kW)

at 1900 rpm

340 hp (250 kW)

at 1900 rpm

410 hp (302 kW)

at 1900 rpm

Max. torque 1350 Nm at

1000-1400 rpm

1600 Nm at

1100-1400 rpm

2000 Nm at

1100-1400 rpm

* Fuel figures calculated at 10 bar.