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Scania trucks: books - history, types and technology

A book on Scania trucks? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Scania commercial vehicles.

Scania - Trucking in Australia

The first book in the "Trucking in Australia series", produced by Australian Trucking Quarterly magazine and renowned Australian transport photojournalist and filmmaker Howard Shanks.

This photo book contains 256 colour photos and features an easy-to-read magazine-style layout. Many of the stories include a specification table of the truck with a description of the running gear woven into each story.
An added feature in this particular book is the inclusion of some lavishly restored early model Scania trucks as well as a collection of interesting technical features explaining how heavy vehicle components work.

Author:Howard Shanks, Australian Trucking Quarterly
Specs:151 pages, 28 x 21 x 1.4 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.55 in, hardback
Illustrations:256 colour photographs
Publisher:Tebrakunna Holdings (AUS, 2022)
Book: Scania - Trucking in Australia

Scania - Trucking in Australia

Language: English

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Scania Trucks 3: Die schönsten Scania-Lkw aus ganz Europa / The most beautiful Scania trucks in Europe

Felix Jacoby, freier Fachjournalist für Straßentransport, war einmal mehr kreuz und quer durch Europa unterwegs, um die interessantesten Scania-Last­wagen zu fotografieren und ihre Besitzer und Fahrer kennenzulernen.
Das Ergebnis ist der dritte Band der Reihe "Scania Trucks", der die lebendige ­Welt der Lastwagen mit dem Greif im Symbol in über 400 Farbfotos zeigt. Darin zeigt sich einmal mehr die Faszination und die Begeisterung, die den Fahrzeugen der Marke Scania entgegengebracht wird.

Author:Felix Jacoby
Specs:160 pages, 28.5 x 21.5 x 2 cm / 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:400+ colour photographs
Publisher:Wieland Verlag (D, 2013)
Book: Scania Trucks 3: Die schönsten Scania-Lkw aus ganz Europa / The most beautiful Scania trucks in Europe

Scania Trucks 3: Die schönsten Scania-Lkw aus ganz Europa / The most beautiful Scania trucks in Europe

Language: English + German

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Scania at Work - LB 110, 111, 140 and 141

In the 1970s nearly every driver acknowledged the Scania 141 as the King of the Road. It was the most powerful truck of its day, the favourite for long-haul work throughout Europe. It set a standard for other manufacturers to match and it created a premium image for Scania that still persists.
In this highly illustrated book Patrick Dyer shows how the Scania LB 110, 111, 140 and 141 models developed from the L75. It's a story of careful attention to trends in the transport market and equally thorough commitment to engineering detail and driver comfort.

Author:Patrick Dyer
Specs:144 pages, 21.5 x 27 x 1.7 cm / 8.5 x 10.6 x 0.67 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Old Pond Publishing Ltd (GB, 2009)
Book: Scania at Work - LB 110, 111, 140 and 141

Scania at Work - LB 110, 111, 140 and 141

Language: English

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Scania 112 & 142 - At Work

In the eight years from 1980 when Scania introduced the 2-series trucks covered in Patrick Dyer's book, they produced no less than 135,311 units. For much of that time the 142 held the title of the most powerful production truck in Europe.

Why was this range so successful? One reason was that the Scania's advanced modular manufacturing system allowed it to cover weight categories from 16 to 174 tons without any special types. Operators could specify exactly the rigth truck for their needs and Scania's production and efficiency were streamlined.
Scania got both the engineering and design just right, matching improved versions of their tried and tested running gear with new frames and a modern, class-leading cab designed by Italian stylist, Giorgetto Giugiaro.

"Scania 112 and 142 at Work" is Patrick Dyer's seventh book in the series. Once more he has been able to draw on two hundred fine photographs, some from Scania's own archive, as well as working shots by truck enthusiasts.

Author:Patrick W. Dyer
Specs:144 pages, 21.5 x 27 x 1.6 cm / 8.5 x 10.6 x 0.63 in, hardback
Illustrations:200+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Old Pond Publishing Ltd (GB, 2014)
Book: Scania 112 & 142 - At Work

Scania 112 & 142 - At Work

Language: English

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Scania 113 & 143 at Work

Patrick Dyer's ninth book in the 'at work' series marks a return to Scania to study the 3-series trucks produced between 1988 and 1996, with the emphasis on the 113 and 143 models.
In much the same way as these trucks evolved from the previous 2-series and LB (1-series) so too does the book, taking the story forward from the previous titles covering those ranges.

For Scania, masters of the modular system and evolutionary engineering processes, the 3-series represented the pinnacle of development for designs born decades earlier. Industry recognition of its achievement came early with the range being awarded the Truck of the Year title in 1989.

With over 200 photographs provided by the manufacturer and enthusiasts, Scania 113 & 143 at Work charts the story of the 3-series through informative text in the popular and familiar style of previous 'at work' titles from the same author.

Author:Patrick W. Dyer
Specs:144 pages, 22 x 27.5 x 1.4 cm / 8.7 x 10.8 x 0.55 in, hardback
Illustrations:200+ colour photographs
Publisher:Old Pond Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
Book: Scania 113 & 143 at Work

Scania 113 & 143 at Work

Language: English

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Scania Jahrbuch - Edition 3

Scania ist ein Mythos: Keine andere Lkw-Marke hat ein vergleichbares Image. Die schwedischen Trucks genießen einen legendären Ruf und haben weltweit eine große Fan-Gemeinde. Aus der Welt von Scania berichtet Felix Jacoby. Er begleitet mit seiner Kamera die Scania-Fahrer und -Fahrerinnen auf ihren Touren durch Europa, stellt außergewöhnliche Fahrzeuge der schwedischen Marke vor und blickt zurück in die Geschichte des Herstellers.

Das Scania Jahrbuch Edition 3 zeigt einige der schönsten und interessantesten Trucks der renommierten Marke im Einsatz. Hintergrundreportagen, Infos und Tipps für Scania-Freunde runden den Band ab.

Author:Felix Jacoby
Specs:160 pages, 28.5 x 22 x 2 cm / 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Wieland Verlag (D, 2006)
Book: Scania Jahrbuch - Edition 3

Scania Jahrbuch - Edition 3

Language: German

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Scania Jahrbuch - Edition 6

Für den sechsten Band der Serie "Scania Jahrbuch" war Autor und Fotograf Felix Jacoby wieder in ganz Europa unterwegs, um außergewöhnliche Fahrzeuge der legendären Marke Scania, ihre Fahrer und Besitzer zu porträtieren. Er hat wunderbare Lastwagen entdeckt, die jeden Scania-Fan begeistern: Aufwändig aufgebaute Trucks, restaurierte Oldtimer, ausgeklügelte Spezialfahrzeuge. Der Autor begleitete sie bei der Arbeit und dokumentierte sie in großartigen Fotos.

Author:Felix Jacoby
Specs:160 pages, 28.5 x 22 x 2 cm / 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Wieland Verlag (D, 2012)
Book: Scania Jahrbuch - Edition 6

Scania Jahrbuch - Edition 6

Language: German

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Camions Scania, les rois du tuning (Autofocus)

Peu de marque automobile dans le monde peuvent se vanter d'avoir de nombreux propriétaires prêts à faire des folies financières et esthétiques pour embellir leurs véhicules.
Si pour les motos, il y a Harley-Davidson, pour les autos, Porsche et Ferrari pour ne citer que les deux plus célèbres, les camions européens ont aussi leur marque, Scania.

Pages of the book Camions Scania, les rois du tuning (1)

A travers cet ouvrage consacré à de nombreux modèles de la marque suédoise, vingt-deux véhicules d'une approche stylistique différente permettront aux passionnés de la marque de voyager dans dix pays et ainsi se faire une idée des plus beaux projets d'Europe.

Pages of the book Camions Scania, les rois du tuning (2)

Author:Xavier Stefaniak
Specs:160 pages, 29 x 24 cm / 11.4 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:349 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2019)
Series:Autofocus
Book: Camions Scania, les rois du tuning (Autofocus)

Camions Scania, les rois du tuning

Language: French

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