Trailer Reviews

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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ShawX Manufacturing | TrailerTorque – Shawx Manufacturing

New management and a revitalised business structure set ShawX Manufacturing on the right path for the future – Words and images by Warren Caves As a family-owned business, ShawX Manufacturing is the new force behind the specialist trailer manufacturer formerly known as Titan Manufacturing. Based in the Brisbane suburb of Cleveland, the change of ownership and establishment of a new ...

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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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