Trailer Reviews

AUSSIE MADE | TRAILERTORQUE – MAXITrans

The MaxiTRANS group shows that diversity leads to shared strengths.  Different brands have different strengths, and for the MaxiTRANS group these strengths multiply to create Australia’s largest supplier of road transport trailer and rigid body solutions, coupled with class-leading trailer repair and service support. The group comprises Freighter, Maxi-CUBE, Lusty EMS, Hamelex White, AZMEB and PEKI, together with MaXus specialist ...

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Italian Style | TRAILERTORQUE – V.Orlandi

Ed Higginson looks into the background of V.Orlandi as it increases its presence in the Australian market. One of the most crucial components on a truck is the coupling between the truck and trailer, and its selection is usually the result of a decision between the customer and the trailer manufacturer. The selection of the preferred coupling system ultimately has ...

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FIT FOR PURPOSE | TRAILERTORQUE – JOST and Townsville Logistics

With 130+ tonnes GCW and up to 100 tonnes payload on all runs, Townville Logistics has a business model that would be the envy of many operators – Words by Chris Mullett – Images by Jonathan Wood In the heavy haul road train business the economies of scale are quite outstanding. High weights, long distances and very specialised equipment are ...

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The Purpose of Life | TrailerTorque – Thinwall Trailers

Are landfills a thing of the past? Repurpose It believes so! – Report by Ed Higginson. Repurpose It is a resource recovery business based in Melbourne, which holds the fundamental belief that landfills are a thing of the past and that all waste can be converted into valuable resources. As a startup business that has been in operation for just ...

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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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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION | TRAILER REVIEW- Multiquip- Muscat Trailers

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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Titan Trailers | TRAILER REVIEWS

Drop-deck trailers can substantially improve turn around times for delivery and pick-up of plant and equipment. Words by Brenton O’Connor. Some 26 years ago, George Fendyk and business partner Fabian Burder combined forces to establish Burder, in Wangaratta, Victoria. Burder was originally set up as a manufacturer of front-end loaders to suit a wide variety of agricultural tractors. The Burder ...

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Sealing Solutions | TRAILER REVIEW – Speedie Contractors

Trailer manufacturer Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry – report by Chris Mullett  Bitumen plays a major role in stabilising our road network and providing a durable sealing system, often combining other materials such as synthetic rubber compounds to promote integrity and adhesion. As bitumen cools its ...

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Trending Multinational | Trailer Review – Stefanutti Construction

Mixing national origins and vehicle buying preferences is just part of the success story of Stefanutti Constructions. Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up  Urbanisation is driving growth in the civil construction and earthworks arena, and, with business growing strongly, it’s enabled Stefanutti Construction to form an alliance with Scania Trucks and Sloanebuilt Trailers to capitalise on our ...

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SEALING SOLUTIONS | TRAILER REVIEW -Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry

Trailer manufacturer Holmwood Highgate and Brisbane operator Speedie Contractors are developing new technologies that can revolutionise the global bitumen tanker industry – report by Chris Mullett  Bitumen plays a major role in stabilising our road network and providing a durable sealing system, often combining other materials such as synthetic rubber compounds to promote integrity and adhesion. As bitumen cools its ...

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