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Nicholas O Brien’s 650S 8X4*4

Nicholas Westward

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!

Scania 650s Rigid 8x4*4 incomplete
Scania 650s Rigid 8×4*4 incomplete

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

Scania 650 S Block Lorry
Nicholas 650 loaded with blocks in Clifden

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.


Scania 650 S 8X4 Yellow
Scania 650 s 8×4*4

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 Scania configurator 



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Joe Cooley Takes delivery of His new S650.

Joe Cooley S650

Joe Cooley Takes delivery of His new Scania S650.

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.



This truck was sold by Eric Treacy, Sales Executive, Westward Scania. Eric and all the team here at Westward Scania wish Joe many happy and safe miles in his New Scania Truck.

Joe Cooley Takes delivery of His new Scania S650.

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Order your 2021 Scania now

It may be late July, but already we are now ordering units for January 21 delivery. We have ordered a wide range of stock in many configurations. Tags, Pushers, Twinsteers, and 4 x 2’s. If our stock is not to your liking we can place a fresh order for you, but please be advised we would need to receive orders before the end of august for Jan 21 Delivery as we are now in December production. Order your 2021 Scania now

650’s are the business

From speaking to our customers, we have received many great positive reviews on the 650 engine. Already it is becoming a bit of an icon. Since its launch its being the most popular Scania engine on the Irish Market. The 650 engine is SCR only and develops 3300 N/m of torque. Is the 650 the right truck for you? Contact our salesmen today and who will be happy to talk through specs with you

Scania S650 Highline

Must-haves for 2021:

If you are in the market for a new Scania truck, have a look at these cool features you should consider specifying on your new truck. Contact our sales team, who would be delighted to talk you through these wonderful features. Order your 2021 Scania now

V8 Pack: Red and black features fill the cab of a V8 Scania. This includes the dash, seats, door cards mats, and even the steering wheel:

Alloys: Durabright alloys reduce the weight compared with an equivalent steel wheel rim. The lower chassis weight enables a higher payload and improves suspension performance. They look very cool too. Hubs can be painted in a variety of colors.

Storage: Scania products are designed to put the driver’s comfort first always. Scania products come with a range of storage options, which make clever use of the space within the cab. Some of these include Overhead storage and external storage compartments.



Driver must-haves: If a driver is working and living in a truck, they deserve the best Scania accessories. Scania has designed solutions that will help a driver keep healthy and provide them an area to prepare and store food.

Full Catwalks: Full catwalks make it possible to walk across the entire chassis and avoid stepping on delicate parts. They look extremely cool as well.

So contact Westward Scania or your local Scania representative and they will be happy to discuss the features above and show you many more options available to you when specifying a Scania. Do not forget the deadline for January orders is fast approaching so order now to avoid disappointment. Order your 2021 Scania now

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