Scania Buses & Coaches

Scania Retarder

Scania Retarder interacts with the cruise control, exhaust brake and wheel brakes to provide total speed control at the touch of a button or a dab on the brake pedal.

Completely integrated with the cruise control, as well as with the service brakes and exhaust brake when cruising, a vehicle with the Scania Retarder provides automatic speed control up and down the hills.

Retarder braking is either initiated with a dab on the brake pedal or controlled manually with the lever on the steering column.The gap between cruising speed and downhill speed can be set in small steps using a button on the steering wheel.

When set to work automatically with the exhaust brake and the service brakes, service brake applications are reduced by up to 75 per cent and brake wear minimised.