Buy this XT and support your favourite charity
Keltruck, Europe’s largest independent Scania Distributor, will be auctioning off its high-spec Scania XT static demonstrator, in the hope of raising a significant sum of money for someone’s favourite charity.
The XT R500 NA High Roof 6×2 tractor, which comes complete with a host of factory options and aftermarket Kelsa light bars, is about to commence a tour of Keltruck’s locations. During the three-month tour, which culminates in the truck being exhibited at the Tip-ex Show in Harrogate (31 May – 2 June), Keltruck will be inviting people to place sealed bids for the truck.
Keltruck’s new and used sales director Dave Morgan just wants to recoup the vehicle’s costs, and “not make a penny on the deal”. With this in mind, the truck has the potential to raise a substantial sum for the buyer’s preferred charity.
The truck keys, and the charity cheque, will both be handed over at this summer’s Convoy in the Park Show (21-22 July) at Donington Park (at which Keltruck will have a massive presence). Commercial Motor will then visit the winner, with a view to writing a story on the truck in operation.
In addition, Keltruck will also be running a social media competition. Anyone who takes a selfie in front of the vehicle while visiting a Keltruck dealership, publishing it to @KeltruckLtd and @ScaniaUK on Twitter with #KeltruckXT will automatically be entered into a competition to win an iPad, with the winner being drawn at random at Convoy in the Park.
Keltruck says Scania’s new construction range is exceeding sales expectations, the Scania Distributor having already taken 50 orders. “It’s a fantastic truck, and this demonstrator is a chance for potential customers to get up close and see just how good it is,” explains Morgan. “They not only look tough and rugged, but they are tough and rugged too. In fact they’re a bit like giant Tonka trucks. What tipper operator or driver wouldn’t want one?”
Scania XT demo at Keltruck sites in 2018
|Depot||From/Arrival date||To/Departure date|
|Cross Hands||5th March||8th March|
|Cardiff||9th March||15th March|
|Caldicot||16th March||22nd March|
|Ross on Wye||23rd March||29th March|
|Cheltenham||30th March||5th April|
|Droitwich||6th April||12th April|
|Tamworth||13th April||19th April|
|Coventry||20th April||26th April|
|Burton||27th April||3rd May|
|Groby||4th May||10th May|
|Sutton in Ashfield||11th May||17th May|
|Nottingham||18th May||24th May|
|Newark||25th May||29th May|
|Lutterworth||4th June||11th June|
|Willenhall||12th June||19th June|
|West Bromwich||20th June||29th June|
Keltruck Scania XT demo can also be seen at the following shows in 2018
|Show||From/Start date||To/Finish date|
|Tip-Ex Harrogate||30th May||4th June|
|TruckFest Malvern||30th June||1st July|
|Convoy||21st July||22nd July|
For more details on the Scania XT range visit keltruckscania.com/products.
Europe’s largest independent Scania Distributor will also be putting its name to the Keltruck Scania Village at the Convoy in the Park Truck Show. Last year the village attracted well over 400 Scania show trucks, a record that’s likely to be broken in 2018. Drivers choosing to park their lorry in this private area are likely to be rewarded with an exclusive gift and receive Keltruck hospitality.
In addition, the dealer will be sponsoring the stage, which will showcase a number of bands over the course of the weekend. The line-up already includes The Rolling Clones, The 80s Rock Show and The Blue Print Brothers, with details of more acts to follow. A cinema screen at the back of the stage will play some of your favourite trucking movies.
Last year Keltruck’s stand featured all 20 of its limited edition Scania White Knight trucks, and this year another fine selection of customers’ vehicles are likely to be present. “We will also be showing a number of quality used trucks,” said New & Used sales director Dave Morgan. “Donington Park is in our area of responsibility, and this will be a great opportunity to show some of our potential customers what we have to offer.”
Morgan is a big fan of Convoy in the Park, having been impressed with last year’s inaugural event. “It’s a great family show, there’s a brilliant atmosphere, and there’s so much to see and do for everyone,” he said. “Truck shows normally only attract drivers, but Convoy also brings the decision makers. It’ll be a fantastic weekend, especially if the weather is good.”