Dis-engageable Tandem Axle From Scania

SCANIA has introduced a new tandem bogie axle with an optional ‘lift and disengage’ function, designated LDTA and available to order immediately in the RB662/R660 axle family.
The new option can save up to 3% on fuel with the tag-axle disengaged and lifted, depending on operation. As such, it is designed to offer a more sustainable and economic solution for 6×4 and 8×4 applications where a proportion of time is spent unladen or with light loads. When raised, the bogie reduces the vehicle’s turning radius, with lifting taking less than 25 seconds. With normal chassis height and tyres, tag-axle ground clearance approaches 70mm.
‘This is a highly desirable function for customers in construction and timber haulage,’ said Vincente Connolly, UK sales director for Scania (Great Britain) Ltd.’

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