Austrian roadside assistance company Paul Grollitsch has launched a very special truck. Vlastuin converted a Scania 770S into a rescue crane truck and Falkom provided the multifunctional storage structure.
A five-axle tractor unit with a heavy hydraulic crane or a five-axle heavy crane: both types of vehicles are extremely expensive, especially if we want to base them on an impressive and customized chassis. However, the Austrian company found a way to lower the bill by combining two of these cars into one.
The Paul Grollitsch Nutzfahrzeuge company offers its customers two different specializations. The first is heavy goods transport with HDS unloading. It is mainly developed for the construction industry, using low bed trailers and large haul permits. The second offer includes roadside assistance, also for heavy vehicles, that is, trucks or buses. And it is precisely for both tasks that the new Scania S Torpedo series is adapted.
The basis here is a Scania 770S, the body of which was modified at the factory in a system with the engine in front of the cab. The chassis is expanded with a 10 × 4 system, with three steering axles, and then three sets of equipment are installed. Behind the cabin appears a heavy Fassi crane, model F2150, with a maximum reach of 31 meters. The fifth semi-trailer wheel and a trailer hitch are mounted at the end of the frame, while above the saddle there are supports for an interchangeable body from the Dutch brand Falkom.
This interchangeable body hides a complete preparation to work on heavy road assistance. It includes, among others, a hydraulic eyepiece, supports coming from the back, an arm with two winches and warning lights on telescopic supports, however, if we want to remove the structure of the truck to connect the trailer and begin routine tasks. transportation. , folding supports are available, reminiscent of the popular BDF type bodies.
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