We are very pleased to have recently become the first UK operator to put the Scania L – series low entry truck into service to support our London crane fleet.
About the L-Series
The new Scania L series is designed specifically for congested inner city conditions, making it the perfect option for use in London. The cab has great visibility, low entry steps and easy cross-cab access. To ensure safe and easy access and egress, the new cab can be specified with automatic kneeling to give a single 440mm entry step on both sides of the cab. Movement around the inside of the cab is also easy as there can be up to three passenger areas.
What we like about this Scania truck is that it gives the driver direct vision of pedestrians and cyclists when turning or moving off. The L- Series is fitted with a one-piece full width loading ramp for safely loading small spider cranes and three wheel forklifts, making it perfect for transporting our growing fleet of spider and crawler cranes. It is also complete with hydraulic winch and a Palfinger Crane for placing crane mats for our Contract Lifting Operations.
Commenting on our decision to opt for an L-series model, Managing Director Trevor Jepson has said: “As soon as we heard the L-series was coming, I thought it would make an ideal vehicle for use in London. We have seen the construction industry moving towards low cabs, and faced with ever-tightening regulations the L-series represents a positive opportunity to help future-proof the business.
“Like every other operator in the capital today our focus is on minimising risk, and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists are a particular concern. There’s no question that the lower cab gives better vision all round, and the City Safe window in the passenger door adds more visibility where it’s needed most on the nearside. Our L-series qualifies for a five star rating under Transport for London’s Direct Vision Scheme – you can’t get better than that.”