Trailer Reviews

NO CONTEST | REVIEW KIM HAULAGE

Choosing disc brakes, EBS and roll stability was an easy choice for KIM Haulage. Some three years ago, PowerTorque visited Kim Haulage of Londonderry, on the north western outskirts of Sydney, to discuss how being an early adopter of technology could prove to be the right decision for efficiency, reliability and, above all, safety. Founder and managing director, Ken McClelland, ...

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TRIPLE TREAT | TRUCK REVIEW – Red Bull Race Transporter

Transporting V8 Supercars has moved to new design heights with the latest designs of Graham Lusty Trailers Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of showcasing a few race transporters from many different categories of racing. The first of these was the Triple Eight Race Engineering Red Bull Racing transporter around four years ago, and, with those trailers ...

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TEN TIMES BETTER | REVIEW Rhino Trailers

Rhino Trailers demonstrates its versatility with an 8×4 and six-axle dog. The Australian trailer industry continues to set global standards through its ability to provide innovative solutions that raise productivity while ensuring the highest possible standards of safety. The introduction of Performance Based Standards (PBS), has enabled companies such as Rhino Trailers to expand its expertise into new truck and ...

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Changing Times

The creation of new infrastructure has meant a major increase in tipper and dog trailer operation within the Sydney basin – Words and images by Warren Caves  Despite changes in leadership, governments, both federal and state, have initiated various programmes that combine to link expenditure of over $33 billion to deliver infrastructure benefits that are crucial to the future efficiency ...

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Premium Performer | Barker Trailer Review

PowerTorque profiles Barker Trailers of Woodend, Victoria Barker Trailers has long held its reputation for building strong, long-lasting trailers, built to the specific needs of its customers. From its main factory in Woodend, an hour north of Melbourne, the company has built almost ten thousand trailers since manufacturing started in 1975, and, while the market and the products have evolved, a ...

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GOING FOR BULK

Thinwall Trailers help keep the feedlots full for Waterfall  Bulk haulage can be a hard industry. With most payments made by the tonne, the incentive is there for operators to go in search of equipment that will allow maximum payload without sacrificing on strength. Some operators have a different incentive though, with the emphasis more on the demand for bulk ...

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FILLING TIME – J.R Stephens & Co | Review

J.R Stephens & Co is the transport specialist for Brisbane’s landfill and resource recovery Moving the nation’s waste has become a highly specialised segment of the transport industry. Not only does it involve landfill and resource recovery, as the technology and infrastructure develops in an area it can lead to the creation of bio-generation plants and the production of green ...

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Productivity Plus

Maxwell Freightlines pioneers high productivity interstate road trains from Melbourne It’s often said that the Australian road transport operation is one of the most efficient in the world. Certainly, other countries envy our ability to run B-doubles and road trains, already one jump ahead of the Europeans with their single semitrailers. While the Europeans are experimenting with the idea of ...

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Light and Easy

Thinwall Trailers offer weight savings with aluminium designs The recent AUSTimber2016 event held in East Gippsland provided a relaxed and informative opportunity to take a look at trailers from overseas as well as those manufactured within Australia.   Canadian companies are increasing their involvement in the Australian market, and this has resulted in leading aluminium trailer builder, Titan Trailers Inc. ...

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Smart Thinking

Each year, TrailerTorque announces its technology and innovation award – Chris Mullett has the details This has been an interesting year for trailer manufacturers. There have been improvements in the automatic raise and lower systems of mezzanine decks, especially those within drop-deck trailers, there’s been some interesting development in the rear belt discharge on-highway market, and we’ve seen several companies ...

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