After testing for 15 days in July and August a CNG G 410 4×2 tractor unit from Scania Argentina’s Demo Trucks fleet, Transporte LD SA – a subsidiary of Molinos Tres Arroyos, one of the main producers of dry pasta in the country, located in the city of the same name- acquired its first two natural gas-powered trucks from the Scania Green Efficiency line.
“The experience exceeded the expectations I had, since the refueling is done in less time than expected. In addition, the fuel costs are 40% lower than those of diesel engines, which is what we had been informed by Scania. This reduction implies a 50% saving in our operating costs,” explained one of the two partners of the company Jorge López.
At the same time, the low emissions of the vehicles, which comply with Euro 6 standards, will allow Transporte LD to deepen its environmental programs of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), under which it must reinforce the care of the planet every year. The company has 44 trucks, of which 36 are Scania.
“It can be used in any transport application because it has no cons,” added López and reported that the drivers noticed a ride similar to units of equal power or, even better, thanks to the air suspension and the low vibrations of the natural gas engine.
Recently, the Argentine company Pascua began testing a natural gas truck, also through the Demo Trucks program. In this case, the Scania vehicle is being used for the long-distance transport of cement.
Demo Trucks is Scania Argentina’s program designed for transporters to see, first-hand, the benefits of the brand’s New Generation (#NextGenScania) of trucks. It includes a fleet of 26 units with different configurations, which are loaned to clients or potential clients to be used in their daily operations. Options include vehicles for long-haul, transport of grain and fuel, off-road and construction, as well as natural gas alternatives for long-haul and urban distribution.
Source: Scania Argentina