Truck Reviews

WOOD WORKER | COMPANY PROFILE – ATS Building Products

ATS Building Products finds Isuzu Trucks make the ideal business partner. Words and images by Ed Higginson ATS Building Products has set itself apart from others in the retail hardware sector by offering a rapid and efficient delivery model. Haytham Moshi founded the business from his suburban garage in 2003 as ATS Timber. With a name change to better reflect ...

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A SURE BET | COMPANY PROFILE -J.G Goldner

Multi-million-dollar loads are all in a DAF’s work – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  The “Sport of Kings” draws large crowds of ambitious punters to racetracks around the nation, immersing themselves in the culture of this noblest of sports. When the horses jump from the gate, vocal crowds attempt to spur on their chosen thoroughbred to ...

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Hino’s Slimline 500 Series | TRUCK REVIEW

The new mid-range Hino is winning significant support from operators looking to tick all the distribution boxes – Report by Brenton O’Connor.  It’s not often that Japanese truck manufacturers launch a new model. The conservative mindset of the Japanese means they don’t change a proven truck formula lightly, and they don’t jump on fads or trends unless the benefit can ...

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EXPANDING THE BRAND | Truck Review-Kenworth adds the T360 and T410 to its truck portfolio

Kenworth adds the T360 and T410 to its truck portfolio – Brenton O’Connor reports.  Change is on the menu at Kenworth Australia. Following on from the major overhaul of the K200, then the all-new wide cabin T610, the next stage in Kenworth’s product line-up overhaul is the all-new T360 and T410 models. These all include Kenworth’s new 2.1-metre wide cabin ...

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Customer Connection | COMPANY PROFILE – AGM Heavy Haul

Success for AGM Heavy Haul comes from keeping the customer informed and satisfied. – Report by Chris Mullett – Photography by Mark Bean After 30 years of representing a major international manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, Lawrie Mills, with his wife Michelle, decided to branch out on their own to fill a need for improved customer service. It had ...

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Qube Logistics

Heading North |COMPANY PROFILE – Qube Logistics of Far North Queensland’s sugar belt.

PowerTorque’s Warren Caves profiles the work of Qube Logistics in Far North Queensland’s sugar belt. Images by Torque it Up.  The introduction of the latest European technology often takes its time to filter to the north of Queensland, where traditional preferences for truck purchase have tended to stay with conventional bonneted trucks rather than cabovers. The catalyst for change in ...

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The Long and the Short of It | TRUCK REVIEW – PowerTorque drives Volvo’s XXL Globetrotter

PowerTorque drives Volvo’s XXL Globetrotter- Words by Ed Higginson Bigger is definitely better when it comes to bunk space as demonstrated by Volvo Trucks as it officially launched its long-awaited FH Globetrotter XXL Cab at the recent Brisbane Truck Show. For those with patience, deliveries will start in June for Europe and August for our market. The previous FH Globetrotter ...

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BUCKETS & BLADES | Company Profile – Cleary Bros

Warren Caves visits the Cleary Bros equipment museum. Images by Torque it Up) A familiar sight on the roads of the Illawarra region, about an hour south of Sydney, is the distinctive “highway yellow” trucks of Cleary Bros. Highway yellow was the colour adopted by Caterpillar in the 1950s to replace the original grey for any equipment working near roads ...

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TASSIE TREAT | Company Profile – Woodhouse Transport of Ulverstone

For the Woodhouse family of Ulverstone, a Legend 900 is the perfect tool for logging – Words and images by Ed Higginson If trucking runs in your blood, you can’t help but get excited about seeing Kenworth’s Legend 900 at work. Although present-day development is focused on major advances in autonomous and electric trucks, catching up with a Legend 900 ...

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PROSTAR PERFECT | COMPANY PROFILE-Internationals are back on track with Booyal Quarries

Internationals are back on track with Booyal Quarries There’s something rather nostalgic about thinking back to when you were first allowed to ‘drive’ a vehicle. For Booyal Quarries owner Bruce Evans, that experience was at the age of eight, at the controls of his father’s International Harvester bulldozer. Bruce eventually graduated from the ‘dozer to drive his first truck, an ...

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