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Menai’s quin-dog hauls the quarry | Company Profile

 Higher payloads lead to tri-axles drifting out of favour . Words and pictures by Torque It Up As I stand well outside the tipping exclusion zone observing a quin-dog trailer unloading its cargo of ancient sand, thousands of years in the making, I’m struck by a statement that really puts the evolution of transport equipment used within the bulk aggregates ...

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THE PHANTOM RIDES AGAIN | Company Profile-GE Hughes Construction Company

There’s an inbuilt tribute in the latest Tilt Tray for GE Hughes Construction Company- Images by John Kruger   Transport, civil, commercial and domestic construction company GE Hughes, based in Lobethal in South Australia, has taken delivery of a unique Scania 10×4/6 tilt tray with a lifting lazy axle to be used across the group to move machinery, bulky construction ...

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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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