Cold temperatures have hazardous effects on humans and their ability to work well. When the body is exposed to cold temperatures, the negative effects can includes dehydration, numbness, shivering, frostbite and hypothermia. This can lead to extended reactivity time, fatigue, uncontrolled movements or loss of lucidity that increase the risk of loss of control and accident.
Also, frost and condensation on cabin window and mirrors can affect the correct visibility that could lead to accident.
In order to mitigate this risk, Sandvik has developed Cold Climate Package for Trucks. The Package includes Additional Cabin Heater, mirror heater, cabin window and mirror defroster.
The Cold Climate Package improve the operator comfort in cold conditions. It keeps the cabin warm and windows and mirrors clear of ice and condensation water.
If the truck is regularly stored outside in below -10°C or if the temperature may occasionally drop below -20°C, an arctic package is required (see Lifecycle Cost Improvement section of this catalogue).