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SISU Polar -sales continue growing, and the market position is becoming stronger

The annual registration figure for Sisu Polar products in Finland, 122 vehicles, shows growth of 13% from the previous year. The increase in sales figures is even greater, resulting in record high order backlog and respectively raised production volumes for Sisu Polar truck products, giving a positive forecast for 2019.

“Our investment in the product quality and product features respond well to the increasing transported volumes, strengthening our position in the most demanding transport tasks. Sales of Sisu Polar logging trucks tripled during last year, and our market share in earth moving trucks continued growing” says Sisu Polar business director, Mr. Petri Kananen.

Within 2018, Sisu Auto brought also heavy hybrid trucks to sales and manufacturing program.
”The great interest in the market, the ongoing discussions of the carbon neutral Europe, the orders received for Sisu Hybrid trucks, as well as the feedback from Customers, all strengthen our view of having chosen the right direction” Petri Kananen states.

During this year, Sisu Auto shall keep on strengthening it’s position in logging trucks and in earth moving trucks. The strong position in domestic market enables focusing in development of the export sales, in which Sisu Auto has recently made significant approaches towards Russian markets, for instance.

Additional information

Sisu Polar business director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, puh. +358 50 468 1232
Product Manager Ville Kaihu, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, puh. +358 50 468 1044

Super

SISU Polar Super truck combines the proven technology of SISU Polar product range and the special requirements set by the industry. The improved performance necessary in the challenging mine environment is based on the purpose-built and robust frame and suspension structure, as well as the task-specific Fliegl push-off body, which keeps the centre of gravity low during the transport and unloading, and allows the operation in low building environment, too. Otherwise the truck utilises the same technology basis as the rest of the Sisu Polar range. Thereby, economy and serviceability of the truck in question are optimal.


SISU Polar Super truck is very versatile and therefore suitable for different applications and end uses requiring that extra Productivity.

Pay-loads of up to 50 tons in varying operational environment.

More specific and technical information HERE

 

Vuorsola Oy received a tougher SISU Hauler truck

Vuorsola Oy received a tougher SISU Hauler truck

The latest demonstration of Sisu Auto’s Customer-oriented vehicle design is the new extremely tough Hauler truck developed together with Mr. Mikko Vuorsola of Vuorsola company. The technical max weights of this new SISU Polar Hauler truck are really standout – GVW of 72 tons, and GCW of 300 tons respectively.

The new technical features of the truck include, for example, the axle weigh adjustment for the liftable 2nd front axle, the reinforced draw- and push points in rear and in front, as well as the additional cooler for the engine and for the fluid coupling. The additional cooling is necessary when operating with exceptionally heavy combination weights, in connection with low driving speeds. Hydraulics and electrics are in line with the requirements for the trailers used in special transports. SISU Polar Hauler comes with variable displacement hydraulics, which is used for special transport trailers’ suspension and steering, as well as operating the vehicles’ additional water pump and hydraulic fan.

The new Hauler supplements the selection of factory-ready SISU heavy tractors to cover also the toughest and the most demanding special transport tasks. “This is our first truck which can be taken straight to work. We at Vuorsola are especially pleased also about the top-class quality of this new product”, says Mr. Mikko Vuorsola.

Pictures of the truck can be found here

Additional information

Sisu Polar – Business Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232
Product Manager, Teemu Puustinen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 40 743 8586

SISU Polar Hybrid deliveries commence

The future of heavy duty trucks is presented in form of the first SISU Polar Hybrid timber truck at Power Truck Show 2018, Härmä, Finland at Sisu Auto´s stand U117 during 10.-11.8.2018. Later on, SISU Hybrid trucks are also shown at FinnMetko 2018 exhibition during 30.8.-1.9.2018 in Jämsä, Finland.

Sales of SISU Polar Hybrid series has got a good start, and now the first SISU Hybrid trucks are already rolling out from the Sisu Auto’s production line. The time when the Customers can take the new technology to productive use, and benefit from the advantages of the Hybrid driveline, has come. ”Every tenth of the SISU Polar Rock and SISU Polar Timber series trucks sold earlier this year have been chosen with the new Hybrid driveline solution. Thereby, these new powerful trucks shall be a common sight all around Finland during this autumn” says Sisu Auto’s Business Director, Mr. Petri Kananen.

The first generation of SISU Hybrid driveline produces a total power of more than 600 kW in parallel with the diesel engine. Torque of more than 3000 Nm is available already from the idle speed of the diesel engine, and the maximum torque of 3600 Nm in range of 1000…1800 rpm respectively. This unprecedented torque range and maximum power supplied by the parallel hybrid system increase the usability of the truck. Storing and re-using the braking energy in accelerations and hill climbing improves significantly the fuel economy of the heavy vehicle, at the same time lowering the CO2 emissions.

SISU Polar Hybrid differs from the conventional trucks with Sisu PowerControl control panel and with separate PowerTouch switch, which has been ergonomically placed in connection with the gear selector. Energy storage, the super capacitors, are located behind the cab. The energy storage does neither limit the cargo space, nor does it come in conflict with other components, or accessories. The hybrid driveline system enables, for example, start-offs without loading the clutch, as well as quick joggling and retarding functions. The hybrid system includes also an advanced start function, which can be used to start the diesel engine by the electric motor whilst the energy stored in super capacitors is in use.

Sisu Auto’s substantial investment to the product development has created the high-quality SISU Polar truck series. Now, with the newly available Hybrid driveline solution, technology of SISU Polar series becomes a real standout. Patents, applied for during the development phase of the Hybrid driveline solution to protect the new technology inventions, also tell about the innovativeness of the Sisu Auto’s R&D team. ”Alternative power lines are the future of the transport industry. Sisu Auto has now made alternative power lines available already for both, SISU Polar series of trucks, as well as for SISU special vehicles”, says Sisu Auto’s Product Manager, Mr. Teemu Puustinen.

Oy Sisu Auto Ab welcomes everyone to the exhibitions as mentioned above to see the future of heavy duty trucks. At Sisu Auto’s stand also the world’s fastest timber transport entrepreneur, Mr. Jari Halinen, shall tell more about his experiences of the totally new feeling of Power and Torque.

 Photos of the SISU Polar Hybrid can be found HERE

Additional information

CEO, Timo Korhonen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 439 5759
Sisu Polar – Business Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232
Product Manager, Teemu Puustinen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 40 743 8586

 

 

Success story of armoured SISU vehicles continues: Introducing the new SISU GTP 4×4

Success story of armoured SISU vehicles continues: Introducing the new SISU GTP 4×4

Sisu Auto is a long standing supplier of armoured military trucks, and special vehicles. In early 1980’s Sisu Auto introduced an armoured personnel carrier, SISU Pasi, which still today is in operational use with numerous forces. In spite of the robust design and operational efficiency, the aging Pasi fleets are slowly reaching the end of their planned life-cycle. As an answer, Sisu Auto introduces a modern, modular armoured vehicle with performance exceeding the standard set by the predecessors, SISU GTP.

Mobility

The vehicle is equipped with independent suspension system and differential locks in each wheel, providing SISU GTP with mobility characteristics that are necessary beyond the paved roads, in severe off-road terrain, whatever the operational environment might be. Payload of the vehicle in off-road conditions is, subject to the chosen protection level, up to 4500 kg.

Versatility

SISU GTP covers a wide variety of operational roles. Separate Backbone and Crew Body structures result in unmatched versatility, enabling numerous variants for different operational uses, as well as easy maintainability even in field conditions. Interchangeable components and maintainability are also important factors in Life Cycle Support economy.

Survivability

Sisu Auto has gained expertise of armouring solutions during the long history of armoured vehicle deliveries intended for the harshest operational duties. In addition to the vast number of SISU Pasi vehicles, armoured SISU 8×8 trucks are also field proven, serving currently in UN led operation in Lebanon, and already earlier in NATO led operation in Afghanistan. The crew survivability of SISU GTP is based on this expertise and knowledge. Modular vehicle structure allows operational-specific protection solutions: Protection level can be increased with an additional add-on kit or replacement components as necessary.

With the new SISU GTP, Sisu Auto is ready to respond when Mobility, Versatility and Survivability are operational requirements, and suitable vehicle solution is called for.

Pictures can be found here

Additional information

Export Director, Jyri Ahonen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 380 5386
Sales Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232

Sisu Polar truck sales starts in Latvia

Sisu Polar truck sales starts in Latvia

Oy Sisu Auto Ab and VV Line have agreed about Sisu Polar truck sales and aftersales in Latvia. VV Line has a strong background and expertise in heavy transport equipment which certainly creates a good starting point for the dealership. At the same time Sisu offers a wide variety of products meant for the most demanding transport tasks, covering e.g. earthmoving, winter road maintenance, heavy haulage and raw timber transport. Sisu Polar trucks are Finnish made factory-ready products which come with international warranty and product support by the manufacturer. These key factors together with newly established co-operation are for sure something that is necessary to produce results in Sisu Polar sales in Latvia.

 

Sisu Polar 8×4 tipper and the new Sisu GTP 4×4 in Auto2018 exhibition

Sisu products are presented at VV Line stand in Auto2018 exhibition. The trucks shown are Sisu Polar 8×4 factory-ready tipper truck with 625hp engine, 16-speed powershift gearbox, the famous drive disconnect and hydraulic lift features for the 2nd bogie axle, and the rigid Sisu C460 frame without subframe, together with the new Sisu GTP 4×4 armoured troops carrier vehicle.

Pictures can be found here

Additional information

Product Manager, Teemu Puustinen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 40 743 8586

Sales Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232

New technology for special transports

New technology for special transports

Sisu Auto focuses on providing solutions for the toughest transport tasks. Again, this results in new technology as a precise answer to Customer requirement. Johs J. Syltern As from Norway has received a delivery of new SISU Polar Hauler heavy-duty tractor that is equipped with the new liftable and steerable 2nd axle, which is rated for 10 ton load. This new axle configuration allows higher gross weights, and more even load distribution between the axles. The maximum allowed axle weights of this truck are 10 t + 10 t + 16 t +16 t without speed reductions. The liftable 2nd axle together with the drive disconnect and lift feature of the 2nd bogie axle lessens the vehicles’ fuel consumption, and have also positive effect on trucks’ manoeuvrability in challenging Nordic conditions.

 In addition to the new 2nd axle, the SISU Polar Hauler tractor delivered to Johs J. Syltern As is furnished with readiness for an add-on 5th axle. Based on Customer requirement, in trucks’ cabin there is adjustment knobs for stepless tuning of the suspension pressures for both the 2nd, and for the 5th axles. Thanks to the stepless pressure adjustment, the truck always has an optimal weight distribution between the axles.

The Nordic mountainous terrain has been taken into account with a separate oil pump for the front differential gear.  Additionally, the truck is equipped with, for example, an extra slim adjustable 5th wheel rated for 36 ton, with a sanding gear, and with variable displacement hydraulics meant for use of platforms and tipper trailers. The Customer specific solutions and tailored accessories enable the versatility of the factory-ready truck.

Ten ton steerable and liftable axle

The new axle is with disc brakes and mechanically steered. The Sisu FSND10P axle model is equipped with completely new air suspension with four bellows, and with a pneumatic axle lift feature. The carrying capacity of the axle can be automatically adjusted, or controlled by the driver from the cabin. With a new suspension construction, the air suspension has up to 60mm more travel than usual. Support of the air suspension system maintain the spring levels in perpendicular position, thus the suspension travel does not need to be limited. Also, the axle can be equipped with an anti-roll bar.

Additional information

Product Manager, Teemu Puustinen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 40 743 8586

Sales Director, Petri Kananen, Oy Sisu Auto Ab, tel. +358 50 468 1232

 

 

 

 

DELIVERIES TO RUSSIA CONTINUE

DELIVERIES TO RUSSIA CONTINUE

Oy Sisu Auto and Vantage Commerce Pte. Ltd. have entered into a contract for delivery of heavy-duty vehicles to Russia. Value of the contract is approx 1,5 M€.

Earlier, late in previous decade, Sisu Auto supplied gravel trucks and timber trucks to Ust-Ilimsk in Russia, for rough conditions. Majority of those trucks are still today in daily use, in spite of the 24/7 operation with heavy loads in the most demanding arctic conditions for almost ten years already. Now the deliveries of trucks meant for the challenging end use and rough conditions continue: We have signed a contract for supply of Sisu Polar 8×8 and Sisu Polar 8×4 vehicles to arctic Yakutsk region, for operating in varying end uses in ore transport and heavy trailer haulage, Says Managing Director Mr. Timo Korhonen of Sisu Auto.

Further information:

Sisu Auto: Chairman, Mr. Timo Korhonen (timo.korhonen@sisuauto.com) +358 (0) 10 2751

Vantage Commerce: CEO / Director, Mr. Witold Novak (w.now@vantage-commerce.com) +65 6909 3200