Italian trailer builder, Cometto, has partnered with Swedish company, Scania, to improve its heavy vehicle manufacturing processes to align with current emission legislation.
Member of Luxembourg-based Faymonville Group, Cometto has said that its modular self-propelled electronic trailers (MSPEs) – Cometto Power Packs – fulfil Scania’s requirements to fit different displacement engines.
“Italscania was able to meet our requirement, thanks to their concept of modular construction,” said Cometto Chief Designer – Self-Propelled Transporters, Fabrizio Lippi.
“In this way we can produce a single chassis, independently of the Scania engine to be used, and its emission level, due to the reduced-height cooling package that is used on the entire power range produced by Italscania’s partner, Arduini Luigi.
“This enables us to make considerable savings during the design and production stages. Last year, when the new emission regulations came into effect, we carried out research to identify which brand could fulfil our two basic requirements: to meet legislative standards and our constructional constraints,” he said.
Lippi explained that the MSPEs must be sufficiently low in height to allow them to pass beneath a load-bearing structure in order to then lift it.
“The supply, during 2017, of the first 12 engines of the DC09 and DC13 families with Stage IIIA and Stage IV / Tier 4F emissions ratings, meets Cometto's need for medium/large modular vehicles,” said Lippi.
“For special vehicles for more specific applications, Cometto is awaiting the opportunity to install more powerful propulsion units, power that only the famous and prestigious Scania V8 can guarantee,” he said.
(Image L-R: Cometto Head of Engineering, Fabrizio Lippi and Faymonville Group Technical Director, Guy Fickers.)