With over 70 tippers currently on the fleet, Earthline has ordered a selection of 410-horsepower Scania XT P- and G-series 8×4 trucks. Designed for arduous operation and available across the entire Scania cab range, XT vehicles boast a tough exterior including a steel bumper, robust rear view mirrors, suspension designed for heavy duty usage and headlamp protection.
Malachi Chambers, General Manager of Earthline, said: “We really liked that the XT range was an option available on our latest order as it meant that the vehicles already came with a lot of the robust features we’d usually add once we received them, this ultimately meant that we got them working sooner. Even simple features like the headlamp protection helps prevent breakages, which in turn means the vehicle doesn’t have to stop or be taken off the road for repair.
“The majority of our fleet is Scania and we’ve been running Scania product for around 18 years. We’re great fans of the products and enjoy the aftersales support we receive, so for us it was an easy decision when looking at upgrading our current range.”
Earthline will benefit from a two-year repair and maintenance plan that comes as standard on Scania construction trucks and have opted to take a third year driveline warranty.
He continued: “Uptime is important to any business – ours is no exception – so working with a company who we feel also cares about our wheels turning is great. The effort that the service team at Scania Swindon make is amazing. Alongside the product, they are one of the reasons we buy Scania. Their commitment to keeping our fleet on the road is phenomenal and their Service Manager, Martyn Perry, always goes that extra mile to consistently impress us. With the amount of new technology and features on the products, we decided to go with the repair and maintenance package because we know they’re being looked after by Scania-trained technicians who know the product inside and out.”
Earthline also chose to add a Brigade six-way recordable camera system with Sidescan as well as Scania City Safe windows in all their new cabs, all for added safety of vulnerable road users, increased visibility and convenience.