A Scania Topline won't hang around for long
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Welcome to Laurie Dealer's used truck of the week. Each week our man inside the used truck trade picks out a truck or trailer from CM's online classified list. This week it's a Scania R480 tractor
This week's best used truck is a 2009-registered Scania R480 Topline tractor.
It's not short on the extras, but let's start with the basics: it's plated on an 09, the chassis is a 6x2 mid-lift, the driyeline is the Euro-5 DC13 12.7-litre boasting 480hp and 2,500Nm torque, and it has a manual transmission. It is fitted with a retarder, twin alloy fuel tanks, and wet gear for tipping trailers. Polished alloys and a light bar make up the extras on the outside. Inside, there is a fridge, microwave, and a coffee maker.
Scania trucks enjoy a strong following in the market, so trucks like this don't tend to hang around for long. Given the added pressure of Euro-6, this year looks like it's going to be tough for new sales.
The used truck market will play a significant role in providing operators with trucks like this to help see them through the next two to three years.
The truck is being sold by Warrington-based Smith Brothers Services.