Trailer Reviews

GLOBAL POSITIONING | TRAILERTORQUE

The Australian trailer market is set to become much more interesting as Panus Oceania grows its presence Down Under In the April issue of TrailerTorque, we looked briefly at Panus Oceania as it completes what could be described as a six-year apprenticeship in trailer manufacturing for the Australian market. This is not an apprenticeship in terms of building trailers; with ...

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The bright spots in new technology for equipment and accessory suppliers | TRAILER TORQUE

By  Neil Dowling While the stars at truck shows are usually the truck makers and trailer manufacturers, the grass roots industries of product suppliers and services provide their own excitement and innovation. Tyre retailers in Australia are a secretive bunch, guarding the results of surveys amongst customers on tyre life and the effects of new compounds on fuel economy as ...

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SWEET AS SUGAR | Trailer Review – Qube Logistics introduces new methods to revitalise an established industry

Qube Logistics introduces new methods to revitalise an established industry – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up Trailer design has evolved to greater levels of efficiency by forward thinking and vision from both manufacturers and designers, but one thing that can really restrain design progress is the end-users’ facilities. Where a logistics company is contracted as a ...

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PBS and INNOVATION | COMPANY PROFILE – Pushing the envelope delivers dividends for Porthaul

 Pushing the envelope delivers dividends for Porthaul.- Words by Ed Higginson, Images by Goodman Photography Consistent growth comes from a desire to always look for better ways of doing things, says the general manager of bulk transport and civil contractor Porthaul. James Williamson. With depots in Portland, Mount Gambier and Melbourne, Porthaul operates throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW, and extending ...

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SUPPLY CHAIN | TRAILERTORQUE – A wide array of information arising from the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover

Key suppliers bring new technology to the trailer market. With such a wide array of information arising from the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, we simply couldn’t cram everything into the December/January issue of PowerTorque. Truck and trailer manufacturers showcased their new products, predominately with three key themes  − autonomous transport, connectivity and eMobility. But for all of these ...

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POLES APART | TRAILERTORQUE – German trailer manufacturer Langendorf and its Polish parent company Wielton S.A. join forces for the first time at IAA Hanover

German trailer manufacturer Langendorf and its Polish parent company Wielton S.A. join forces for the first time at IAA Hanover The European vehicle and trailer manufacturing business has such a rich wealth of history that researching the background of specific companies can be just as interesting as delving into its latest developments. Founded in 1889, the Langendorf company is based ...

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FLYING THE FLAG | Krueger Trailers proves that being Australian owned has a great future.

Krueger Trailers proves that being Australian owned has a great future – Words by Brenton O’Connor There are many commentators that consistently decry Australian design and manufacturing, but for the transport industry there’s nothing better than dealing with people that know our roads and systems and produce equipment that outlives expectations. Following our recent stories on the Volvo Group local ...

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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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Flying the Flag | TRAILERTORQUE – Krueger Trailers

Krueger Trailers proves that being Australian owned has a great future – Words by Brenton O’Connor There are many commentators that consistently decry Australian design and manufacturing, but for the transport industry there’s nothing better than dealing with people that know our roads and systems and produce equipment that outlives expectations. Following our recent stories on the Volvo Group local ...

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Rock Solid | TRAILERTORQUE – Bruce Rock Engineering

Bruce Rock Engineering is a standout performer for trailer buyers that rank reliability and durability as the key to profitability – Words and images by Chris Mullett. There’s no doubt that Western Australia does things differently from the rest of the country. This view may largely be because of the continuing rise and fall of the mining industry, making long-term ...

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