a combination of engine brake and retarder

A Combination of Engine Brake and Retarder

One of Scania’s strong suits is the retardation available, the design still uses a combination of engine brake and retarder. This does prove effective, when in cruise control at 100 km/h heading south down the Hume Highway, on a recent road test with a R770 prime mover and fully loaded B-double set, in the constant ascent and descent countryside there are minimal occasions when the service brakes needed to be used. 
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excellent driving environment

Excellent Driving Environment

The feeling inside the cabin is always relaxed and quiet. This road test saw PowerTorque taking a full loaded B-double from Sydney to Melbourne pulled by a Scania R770 extended cab prime mover.
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is bigger necessarily better?

Is Bigger Necessarily Better?

Taking the latest Scania out for a test with top horsepower and the extended cabin, the question PowerTorque is asking is, is bigger necessarily better? The answer is a bit more complicated than you would think.
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having fun with 770 horsepower

Having Fun With 770 Horsepower

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, found himself out on UK roads having fun with 770 horsepower under the hood, test driving the Scania 770S for the first time.
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behind the wheel of the Scania 770S

Behind the Wheel of the Scania 770S

As he becomes the UK’s first journalist behind the wheel of the Scania 770S, PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, drives the world’s most powerful production truck, but can’t help feeling that it’s missing something.
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