Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Liftability | Company Profile -Maxilift Australia covers a broad spectrum of lifting requirements

Maxilift Australia covers a broad spectrum of lifting requirements – Report by Stuart Martin. A range of vehicle-mounted machines capable of lifting from 500 kg/metre to 30,000 kg/metre is undoubtedly a broad claim, but, as Maxilift Australia points out, it can fulfil all demands throughout that weight range requirement. The company has operated in its current form for the last ...

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Effective Collaboration | COMPANY PROFILE – Multiquip

Warren Caves reports on Multiquip – Images by Torque it Up Photography.  A three-way alliance between Gilbert & Roach Kenworth, Muscat Trailers and Multiquip aggregates is driving growth, and fleet expansion for Multiquip, from its 1200-acre Bungonia quarry site. Bungonia is located roughly 20 km south of Marulan, NSW, in an area that has seen a remarkable surge in quarry ...

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TRACKSIDE | TRUCK REVIEW-Ed Higginson joins Steve Richards Motorsport and the team DAF XF105

Ed Higginson joins Steve Richards Motorsport and the team DAF XF105 I’ve driven between Melbourne and Sydney many times in lots of different trucks, but driving two up with Steve Richards will definitely be my most memorable. The ride in his brand-new DAF XF105.510 with the Super Space cab, hooked up to his B-double transporter, made it even more special. ...

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Super-B-MAN | TRUCK REVIEW – MAN Trucks

Brenton O’Connor and Monty Khaira have a MAN-to-MAN discussion Monty Khaira, of Simba Trans in Melbourne’s western suburb of Altona, operates three prime movers under exclusively contract to Owens Container Transport, a fully owned subsidiary of Mainfreight. As a confirmed MAN supporter, Monty recently purchased his second MAN prime mover with the aim of hauling a Super B-double combination of ...

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Steering and Shifting | TRUCK REVIEW -Volvo Trucks introduces dynamic steering and dual-clutch transmission technology to the Australian market

Volvo Trucks introduces dynamic steering and dual-clutch transmission technology to the Australian market Improvement to the dynamics of steering heavy vehicles is something that all heavy vehicle drivers will welcome, with Volvo Group Australia taking a progressive step forwards that is currently unique for our market by adding its Dynamic Steering system to its portfolio of driver support systems. “What ...

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In for the Bulk Haul | Company Profile – Scholz Bulk Haulage

Kenworths are part of the family DNA for Scholz Bulk Haulage – report by Ed Higginson Many truckies in Australia hold a strong passion for the Kenworth badge, and, after arriving at Scholz Bulk Haulage in West Wodonga on the NSW-Victorian border, you can see that holds true for everyone working in this family business. Craig Scholz’s passion for Kenworths ...

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Old Timers | EVENT-SCAATS 2018

Sydney’s historic vehicles park up at Penrith – Words by Warren Caves, with images by Torque it Up Our transport history is a hugely important part of our very existence. From the late 1800s to the 1960s, Australia was said to ride on a sheep’s back, a saying that referenced the role Australia’s wool industry had in the prosperity of ...

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Pulling the Plug | TRUCK REVIEW – Electric ISUZU TRUCKS

Isuzu gets a plug for adding electricity to its portfolio – report by Ed Higginson Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has taken the lead for Japanese importers to the Australian market by launching two EV concept vehicles. With manufacturers across the world quickly rolling out all-electric cars, vans and trucks, its exciting to see Australia’s leading truck brand has locally developed ...

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Off Road Action | TRUCK REVIEW -Mercedes-Benz trucks with all-terrain ability

Brenton O’Connor heads off the bitumen in a selection of Mercedes-Benz trucks with all-terrain ability.  For the third year running, Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia has added a seemingly ongoing series of models to its portfolio, this time relating to the company’s all-new heavy-duty truck platform. Initially launched in 2016, the first of the models was the on-highway prime mover range, and, ...

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Brand Building | TRUCK REVIEW – ProStar

Can International rebuild its brand in the face of stiff European and American competition? – Words by Brenton O’Connor Following our earlier evaluation of the ProStar in day-cabin version, configured as a rigid tipper and dog trailer application, PowerTorque is back behind the wheel of a sleeper-cabin version, putting it through its paces on a B-double run from Sydney to ...

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