Amigo International has recently taken delivery of this one-of-a-kind Scania 770 S series
Amigo International is a national and European transport company based in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon. This company finishes their trucks to the highest standard possible and this one is no exception. This is the first V8 in the country to come in pumice grey, and it really catches the eye. Shout out to Fintan Kilroe of XLNT signs for the great job done on signwriting. This unit is loaded with lots of driver comforts including fridge, microwave, coffee maker, Premium Leather driver’s seat which includes Seat heating + Cooling, adaptive cruise control, Apple car play + heated mirrors- to name a few, we hope this will make the driver’s life comfortable covering the thousands of KM’s ahead.
A massive thank you to Mark & Tom for their continued business and support. Pictured here at the handover is Kevin Finneran along with Mark, Andrew, Patrick Murphy and Kevin Concannon:
New 770 4X2 for SR Refrigerated Transport.
Stephen Robinson has taken delivery of this special Scania 770S A4x2. This V8 compliments an already highly impressive fleet.
Like the unit above, this one is loaded with spec; some of which includes the following, Full V8 Pack, fridge, microwave, Colour coded 5th wheel, colour-coded Top + Bottom Kelsa bars, perimeter kit, Colour-coded catwalk. Dura-bright alloys. Finished in SR Transports distinctive livery with signwriting by Hollywood signs.
Wishing Stephen all the best with the new unit and we thank him for his continued business.
Beirne Express Freight is a family-run business specializing in National & International Haulage. This new Scania 660 S series adds to an already impressive fleet. This Scania S cab, has all the driver comforts needed for doing trips across Ireland, the UK & Europe. A huge thank you to the Martin and all the Beirne family for their continued business and support over the years.
Moylan Construction & Utilities is a family-run business located in Tulsk, Co.Roscommon. With a total distance of 7 miles between Westward and Moylan construction, they become our nearest-ever sale of the New Generation Scania. Best wishes to Paul and all the Moylan family with the new V8 and we wish them every success with the new Scania.
Pictured below is Paul Moylan collecting the Keys of his new Scania off Eric Treacy.
With January well underway the first week of handovers did not disappoint. The first unit we delivered was a Scania 660 tag to Robinstown haulage. This fully loaded 660 comes with the following spec, Durabright alloys, colour coded full catwalk, Perimeter kit, led headboard, colour coded top kelsa bar with six oval LED lights, Air horns, V8 Pack, and far too many more to list. Best wishes to Raymond with his new 660 and many thanks for the continued business.
Brian Grennan Transport have taken delivery of this special R590 Tag. Finished in J Grennan’s & Son’s livery, this blue tag certainly stands out. A lovely truck, that is specified to an incredibly high standard which is the norm for Brian Grennan Transport. A massive thanks to Brian Grennan transport for their continued business. Keep an eye on our socials for more updates from Grennan’s…
Roscommon-based McNamara Logistics has taken delivery of seven Scania 770 S series. These 7 units are to join the already highly impressive all-Scania fleet. Some of the specs on these units include: Air Front + rear, V8 Pack, Durabright alloys, Kelsa Lightbars, ADR spec, Driver + Package, led premium package + to many more to mention. Check out the full gallery here:
A massive thanks to Joe & Family for his continued business, Everybody here at Westward Scania wishes McNamara Logistics every success for the year ahead and the very best of luck with the new units.
A global chip shortage during the past year has caused a major delay in production and is now leading to complete production stops across the automotive industry globally.
This shortage was recently exacerbated by Covid outbreaks in countries where chips are manufactured and apparently is now causing the latest stoppages.
Scania is pausing production at its truck plants in Europe for the whole week.
Meanwhile many customer trucks that have been produced are being delivered to dealers without some “non-essential” components fitted. Westward Scania are currently managing to source the parts from Scania Spare Parts Logistics Centre and retrofit the components before the truck is finally delivered, but of course this is highly dependent on parts supplies coming through on time.
For now, Scania Parts logistics is performing extremely well at keeping the existing Scania Trucks, Buses & Coaches, Marine & Industrial engines working. Westward Scania and the Irish Dealer Network introduced new logistics routines and increased their spare parts stocks in advance of Brexit and by having this additional stock “on the shelf” is helping the situation for now.
McNamara Logistics has taken delivery of 8 Scania 650 S cabs in 2021. These 8 Scania’s come in a variety of configurations. There is a mix of 4×2, 6×2 midlifts, and 6×2 twinsteers. Seven of the 8 trucks have CS20H cabs while one is an S Normal height cab. One thing is common, these are top spec Trucks and are powered by Scania legendary 16 litre V8, a true Drivers dream
One of a Kind:
In January Joe took out 4 650’s together. This included one special Scania that went to Joe’s son Liam. This truck truly is one of a kind and is a great addition to the highly impressive all Scania, McNamara fleet.
Joe took out the remaining 4 later in the year. Two in February and the remaining two in early May, which updated his fleet just in time for the rapid business expansion seen since Covid restrictions have lifted.
Thanks to Joe for his continued business and support, and all of Westwards 52 employees wish everyone at McNamara Logistics’ all the best with their 8 new 650’s.
It was a happy day for Nicholas O Brien as he took delivery of one of the most unique 8 X 4’s in the country. As you can see from our numerous Social media posts over the past few months we were quite excited about this truck. Not many trucks warrant a post when they are at an “Incomplete” Stage. The post of the unfinished truck reached almost 1 million views!
The truck itself is a Scania 650S 8X4*4, which means the first and last axle steer, while the third and fourth axle are driven. The body system on the truck has the ability to change from a tipper to a flatbed body which Nicholas uses the majority of the time for transporting concrete blocks from his base in Roadstone County Galway. The truck has this swap functionality due to the quality work carried out by Thomas Small and Sons bodybuilders in Claregalway, County Galway. Nicholas explained to us how easy it is to perform a change of truck bodies and that he can complete the whole task in under eight minutes.
Same but Different:
Nicholas explained to us about his business and operation and where the love for Scania began.
I started off driving for my father over 20 years ago, driving Hino’s and after a few years of that, I branched off and went out working for myself. I’m with Roadstone now over 22 years. I got the first Scania in 2000 and haven’t looked back since
Nicholas explained to me the differences between his older model 580 and his new 650.
A lad I know who had an R series tractor unit and he changed it for a NTG S cab, said there was no comparison between the old PGR model and current NTG. I didn’t believe there could be such a difference. But the way the new model truck handles the road, the quietness when you’re inside the cab and every other little detail is what really sets the newer model apart
When asked what was his favourite aspect of the NTG compared to the PGR series, Nicolas said:
“If I had to pick one difference I like the most it would have to be the improved steering lock. The lock on the 580 was great, I couldn’t fault it. But the lock on this truck is even better and I didn’t think that was possible. But all in all it’s a combination of every little detail, the truck is the same in terms of wheelbases and configuration but there is no comparison between the two trucks”
The new truck is certainly an eye-catcher
Nicholas explained to me how he is blown away by the reaction he has received on his new 650S.
My previous truck was a 580 hp Scania of the same 8 x 4 configuration, and I didn’t feel it got the attention it deserved but this new 650 I have now has blown me away with the amount of attention it has received. Between all the text messages, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages I am genuinely delighted.
Eric and everyone at Westward Scania wish Nicholas all the best with his new Scania and we look forward to seeing pictures of this truck hard at work. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more up to date posts. Why not build your own version of this truck like Nicholas did on the Scaniaconfigurator
You may think when a truck is sold, we just “forget” about it as soon as it is delivered to the customer. This is very far from the truth. As with any product that is for sale, it must meet certain safety and performance standards. A truck has many moving parts, and a lot is expected of it, often covering 150,000km or more in its first year and carrying heavy loads. When we take delivery of a truck it comes in a transportation state and not fully ready for the road!
Our workshop technicians carry out a PDI (pre-delivery inspection) on the new truck, an important step to ensure everything is in working order before it reaches our customers. In the case of a rigid truck with a body, this process is lengthened as our Scania technicians have to inspect the body of the new truck as well as the Scania chassis and make sure that all interfaces are correct. When all these checks are complete and our workshop is happy the truck meets all safety and performance requirements, it is then ready to exit our gates with the happy customer.
6 Week Check:
After 6 weeks or 10,000km (whichever falls first), we recall the truck to our workshop to carry out its first inspection. This is mainly a safety check but can include software updates. Items such as tyres, suspension, exhaust, lights, engine, and gearbox are checked to ensure they are in good working order. The experienced eye of our technicians ensures your vehicle gets a thorough inspection to ensure you are safe, comfortable, and happy in your new Scania.
Dillon Livestock and O’Toole Livestock have taken delivery of their new Cattle trucks. Both of These trucks were sold by Kevin Concannon and both have larry Byrne Bodies Fitted.
O’ Toole Livestock:
Seamus O’ Toole from Ballinrobe Co. Mayo took delivery of his new P360 specified with a 6X2 configuration. Seamus chose a P series cab which was a great choice, as it looks smashing with the new livestock body.
Dillon livestock took delivery of a range-topping Scania G500 B6X2. This truck has a 500hp engine with a 6X2 configuration. Some of the spec include Leather seats, Internal + external storage compartments, Scania “infotainment+” radio & navigation system. Larry Byrne Engineering built the body on this impressive machine and it is evident how much time and craftsmanship goes into making these bodies. Pictured here at the handover are Morris Dillon and Padraic Dillon with Westward’s Kevin Concannon
Scania check, complete:
Before any truck leaves our premises, our vastly experienced workshop technicians go through every detail of the truck and make sure every component on the truck is functioning correctly. Whether its tractor units or a rigid truck with a body, every part of the truck must be checked thoroughly. As we are the last point before the vehicles goes out on the road, the body of the truck must also get a thorough check to ensure that all interfaces with the chassis are up to our quality standard.
This truck is going to turn heads and catch plenty of attention out on the roads! The truck is finished to a very high standard with all the driver comforts that any driver would require. At a glance, you notice the maritime blue as distinct to the standard white, but on closer reflection, you see the level of detail and work that has gone into this truck. The colour coded sun visor, the black glass panel behind the driver’s door with chrome strips to the roof light surrounds. Joe’s finishing touches are evident with his choice of Kelsa lobar and roof bar. If you look really closely, you will see that Joe has the amber marker lamps in the visor to match the lights in the Kelsa bars.