Scania is launching a new chassis cab for the municipal market at the CIWM 2006 waste management and recycling exhibition (Paignton, 13-15 June). Known as Scania Low Entry, the vehicle sets a new standard for applications such as refuse, trade waste and recycling collections where operatives are required to get in and out of their vehicles many times a day.

The low-slung cab features a single entrance step and inside there is side-by-side seating for up to three passengers.  Based on Scania’s modular-build system, the Scania Low Entry cabin is of all-steel construction and conforms to the world’s most rigorous safety standards.  In common with all other Scania cabs the controls are logically and ergonomically grouped together, thereby further enhancing driver comfort and safety.

Scania Low Entry is offered with Scania’s nine-litre DC9 series of Euro 4 Scania EGR diesel engines in power outputs of 230, 270 or 310 horsepower.  Depending upon the power chosen, a six-speed fully automatic Allison 3000 or 4000 World Series gearbox is fitted.

To meet a full range of needs, Scania Low Entry is available in a selection of wheelplan configurations:
• 4×2 four-wheel chassis**
• 6×4 double-drive and 6×2*4 rear-steer
• 8×4 double-drive and 8×4*4 rear-steer**
**From November 2006

Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
Head of Vehicle Contracts and Marketing