Truck Reviews

CZECH-MATE | TRUCK REVIEW- TATRA

TATRA has a formidable reputation for trucks that go anywhere, anytime The mining and drilling industries of Western Australia have produced all types of requirements for vehicles that can spend their working lives operating in extreme conditions. One make of truck that has fostered an enviable reputation for working in hostile conditions is TATRA. Manufactured in the Czech Republic, TATRA ...

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Poles Apart | COMPANY PROFILE- East Coast Scaffolding

It’s a long way from making safety rails to providing full scaffolding support for the building industry, but it’s proving to be the right route for East Coast Scaffolding. Words and images by Warren Caves. There are times when the future of a company depends on a total change of direction, and for two businesses located in Liverpool that change ...

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Betts Transport | COMPANY PROFILE – Betts Transport

From livestock to general haulage, Betts Transport knows that success is based on service. Peter Betts reckons that as far as having a hobby is concerned, he has yet to find one that fits the bill. Although he admits to being semi-retired these days, it seems that he hasn’t quite yet worked out the true definition of the word, preferring ...

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Staying Local | COMPANY PROFILE – Rankin Transport

Rankin Transport grows its customer base by providing high levels of local support to its customers. Words by Ed Higginson.  Within the Australian transport industry there are a handful of well-known trucking names that come to mind, but, for every one household name, there are hundreds of small family operators across the country known just as well by their local ...

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GROWING GOOD | COMPANY PROFILE- Calcimo Lime & Fertilizers

How a Gippsland-based farmer found the solution to improved pasture and productivity gains – words by Brenton O’Connor Back in 1960, beef and sheep farmer Jack O’Connor of Carrajung (In Victoria’s Gippsland) realised the benefits of applying limestone to his pastures to boost productivity and stock health. But due to a lack of local supply, and with the average truck ...

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THE RIGHT STUFF | Company Profile – Hi Quality Group

Kenworth T610s and Isuzu 8x4s are changing the fleet composition for the Hi-Quality Group – Report by Chris Mullett With over half a century of service, the Hi-Quality Group continues to set new standards that are recognised as a benchmark for the civil and environmental sector. Founded by Jim Hallinan in the mid 1960s, this Australian-owned family business boasts the ...

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BLOCK AND TACKLE | COMPANY PROFILE- GRS Fleet

The GRS Towing fleet expands its footprint in Sydney – Words by Warren Caves and images by Torque it Up When it comes to publicising the performance of individual companies, it’s not often that PowerTorque magazine provides a repeat round of additional exposure, after having previously showcased a company’s performance in an earlier edition. That idea certainly changed, though, when ...

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THE LONG HAUL- SHAWS DARWIN TRANSPORT | Company Profile

Shaw’s Darwin Transport blazes the blue and red trail from NSW to the Northern Territory – Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up Purchasing his first cab-over Kenworth in 1981, William Shaw set the foundation stone for a successful Darwin road express freight service, firstly as a subcontractor to a major national carrier, then as his own company. ...

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WORKING BEE | TRUCK REVIEW – Iveco Eurocargo

IVECO’s Eurocargo finds the sweet spot with a honey of a cargo For one of the smallest farmed creatures in pastoral care, the average bee actually requires an amazing amount of investment in both time and resources to keep the little flying honey makers productive. When living in a beehive, the average bee has a home to come back to ...

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GROUND COVER |TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Zetros

Pasture improvement results from better spreading technology aligned with new all-terrain equipment – words by Brenton O’Connor, images by Graeme Neander. The agricultural revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries changed the way that farms operated by introducing crop rotation, new machinery, increased capital investment, scientific breeding and land reclamation. These days the advances are made by the clever use ...

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