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THE REMOVALIST SUPERHERO: ICON ASBESTOS | TRANSPORT NEWS

Asbestos had begun to be heavily commercialised in the 1800s for the construction industry, and as early as 1897, lung diseases were being linked to asbestos inhalation. However, the material was so popular due to its insulation properties that it wasn’t banned in Australia until 2003. Asbestos is still present in many older buildings and infrastructures today, and its removal ...

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MACKSIMISING POTENTIAL | Company Profile – Baker’s Group

Warren Caves visits Baker’s Group in Sydney with the arrival of new Borcat Trailers hauled by 100th Anniversary Mack Tridents – Photography by Torque it Up When the milestone of being in business for 40 years just so happens to coincide with the centenary celebration of Mack Trucks in Australia, I guess there is nothing left to do but buy ...

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ORGANIC GROWTH | Company Profile

Australian Native Landscapes approaches its 50th anniversary- Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up Patrick Soars, the founder of highly respected Australian organic-waste processor Australian Native Landscapes (ANL), together with his son Harley, the company’s Asset and Maintenance Manager, stand proudly within the company’s processing facility at Badgerys Creek. Around them are stockpiles of mulched material and taking ...

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MACK TIME | Company Profile – It’s all a question of Super-Liners, Granites and Tridents for the Load Ranger fleet

It’s all a question of Super-Liners, Granites and Tridents for the Load Ranger fleet Born of hard-working Romanian migrants, Load Ranger owner Danny Josef’s formative years were spent in and around all manner of earthmoving equipment. The story goes that he was more than capable of driving a bobcat at the tender age of five, part of an upbringing that ...

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SLIDING SIDEWAYS | Company Profile – AZMEB

Specialisation and expansion go together for MaxiTRANS with AZMEB and Roadwest for the side tipper market. As one of Australia’s largest suppliers of truck and trailer parts to the transport industry, MaxiTRANS has been growing its portfolio of associated companies in recent years to include the more specialist sectors of the trailer industry such as side tippers. The purchase of ...

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HEADING FOR THE HUNTER | Company Profile – JT’s Earthworks and Bulk Haulage – Western Star

Western Star and Sloanebuilt make a great combination Working in the Hunter Valley as a plant mechanic in the mining industry finally led to a career change for James Tiedeman, with the grind of mine life working permanent nightshift finally wearing thin enough after nine-years for him to track in a different direction. Using available equipment from the family farm, ...

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LIVING THE DREAM | FEATURE – Kenworth – Airlie Beach

Running two trips each week from Brisbane to Airlie Beach is keeping New Zealander Brad Gallagher a very happy driver. There’s nothing average about the twice weekly B-double service for the Airlie Beach Hotel between home base and Brisbane. For starters, the immaculate T909 with its fair share of customising additions is way above the usual standards found in the ...

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BOSCH MAN | Company Profile – BOSCH

German manufacturer Bosch has come a long way from fixing batteries and light globes – Chris Mullett reports from NACV Atlanta.  When the Bosch sign hangs outside an auto shop it’s a symbol that the performance of the store will have properly trained and accredited technicians able to understand the complexities of electrical systems and find a solution for those ...

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ROLLING ON | Transport News – Hendrickson

Hendrickson reveals its next generation of steering and suspension options As the new Freightliner Cascadia debuts in the Australian market, Hendrickson has announced the option of the Optimaax forward-liftable tandem-axle system and Airtek NXT for the Cascadia in the North American market. The Optimaax system is an innovative 6×2 solution designed to help fleets save fuel cost, tyre wear and ...

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CONSTANT PRESSURE | Transport News – Continental Tyres

There are easier ways to check tyre condition than crawling underneath a truck or trailer. When dealing with tyre companies it appears that each tyre manufacturer prides itself on resisting the temptation to tell anyone, including its customers, anything about the features and benefits of its products. Despite the technology contained within a tyre casing being as technically advanced and ...

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