Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Tyre Torque

Falken makes its move into truck and bus tyre supply The world’s sixth largest tyre manufacturer, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), cemented its own future in the Australian market back in March 2015 as the result of the purchase of local tyre distribution companies Transport Tyre Sales (TTS) and Summit Tyres Australia. With 11 global tyre manufacturing facilities, SRI produces tyres ...

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Cummins Roars into Euro 6 | REVIEW – Cummins 12 and 15 litre

Whether you want 12 or 15-litre efficiency, Cummins has you covered. Engine technology continues to leap forwards with every year as research and development programmes produce better ways to reduce emissions. Much of the credit should be attributed to the SuperTruck initiatives developed by President Obama, which encouraged manufacturers to strive for further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions produced by ...

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EUROCENTRIC | TRUCK REVIEW – Iveco ML180 Eurocargo

IVECO’s Eurocargo brings cleaner and greener credits to the medium-duty market – Report by Brenton O’Connor. One thing is for sure – the new Euro 6 version of IVECO’s Eurocargo medium-duty range of trucks is a very smart looking piece of machinery. The revised grille of the updated Euro 6 model, along with standard fit LED daytime running lights as ...

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CLEAN & GREEN IN THE WEST | Company Profile – South West Express

David Meredith interviews Mark Mazza of South West Express, Bunbury.  The first Scania Euro 5 fleet to operate in WA is now the first Scania Euro 6 fleet as well, with Bunbury’s South West Express (SWE) having just taken delivery of four G490 Scanias. Destined for use in metropolitan and outer suburban work, the new G490s replace previous Scania R500s ...

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VERSATILITY IN MOTION | Company Profile – Betts Transport knows that success is based on service.

From livestock to general haulage, Betts Transport knows that success is based on service. Peter Betts reckons that as far as having a hobby is concerned, he has yet to find one that fits the bill. Although he admits to being semi-retired these days, it seems that he hasn’t quite yet worked out the true definition of the word, preferring ...

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Wales Bus Repairs wins prestigious “Excellence in Small Business” award | TRANSPORT NEWS

Over  700 of Western Sydney’s most influential business leaders and professionals attended Rosehill Gardens Racecourse for the 28th annual  Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence Awards (WSABE) Gala.  With over 300 entries of an exceptional standard, Wales Bus Repairs received the “Excellence in Small Business” award from an elite and highly contested field. “It is an honor to accept this ...

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First Class Travel for Crocs in Far North Queensland | TRANSPORT NEWS

A Scania Next generation G 500 prime mover is assisting Australia Zoo and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors  to transport vital equipment from Beerwah, in South East Queensland, to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York, Far North Queensland. Powered by the latest Euro 6 rated 13-litre 6-cylinder engine, the up-market Scania and will pull two 20-ft containers 2500 km ...

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Isuzu’s N-Series upgrades for 2019 | TRANSPORT NEWS

The highly popular Isuzu N-Sereis truck range has been upgraded to include Independent Front Suspension (IFS) on key models across its range of light-duty trucks. The introduction of IFS  means a more predictable, car-like drive experience over our local highways and byways. “With most of the NNR line-up, we’ve moved away from a more rigid leaf spring set-up over to ...

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FINDING SOLUTIONS | Company Profile- Mick Murray Welding of Townsville

Mick Murray Welding of Townsville has one approach to building trailers – they have to work, and they have to last – Report by Chris Mullett Whenever PowerTorque meets executives visiting Australia for the first time, their comments are usually similar, in that they had not appreciated the harshness of operating conditions. The next comment usually is where they express ...

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LOVING THE LOADSTAR | CUSTOM & CLASSIC-Cooma Sand and Concrete

History and nostalgia play a role today with Cooma Sand and Concrete – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up. If you started working for Cooma Sand and Concrete today as a driver in the company’s latest truck, you would be treated to such luxuries as a Cummins ISL 9.0-litre, 360 hp diesel engine, matched to an Allison ...

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