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Exploring Opportunities | Company Profile

Remote area operation in the harsh conditions of the mining exploration industry is an everyday occurrence for Wallis Drilling With over 50 years experience, Wallis Drilling of Perth, WA, is now one of Australia’s largest privately-owned mineral drilling companies, employing over 250 personnel and operating in excess of 55 drilling rigs in Australia and global markets including the Middle East ...

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Sealing the deal | Company Profile – Bitutek of Perth

It’s all things bitumen for Bitutek of Perth There’s an expectation that by the very nature of bitumen being black and sticky, the trucks that carry this commodity are going to find it hard to keep up appearances. That’s certainly not the case with the Bitutek fleet, as, although the company is completely focused on providing the highest grade of ...

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THE BUCKET LIST | TRUCK REVIEW – LinCon & MAN TRUCKS

LinCon aims high as Australia’s leading supplier of elevated work platforms When discussing elevated work platforms there’s a tendency to think first of portable, self-drive, scissor lifts that beep as they travel between light poles so an operator can change the globes. There’s still a market for this entry-level of equipment, but, with the strict operational controls covering the safe ...

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A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING | TRUCK REVIEW – MAN TRUCKS & DDS TRANSPORT

A long-term association with MAN has been the key to success for Steve McFadden and Damien van Twest Being in the right place at the right time is the basis for the foundation of DDS Transport Solutions, a Brisbane-based transport company focusing on time-sensitive refrigerated freight deliveries. The fleet comprises six MAN TGM 6×4 prime movers, four being powered by ...

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MAN for all Seasons | TRUCK REVIEW – MAN D38

Dave Whyte tries his hand at beating Chris Mullett when it comes to fuel economy from the big new MAN on the block, the D38 The market for line haul trucks in Australia is an interesting one. With the rise and rise of B-doubles, and more recently the bigger PBS combinations, some manufacturers have found themselves wanting in terms of ...

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MAN TIME | REVIEW MAN TGX

Can the selective use of technology improve driving ability?  PowerTorque has been closely following the MAN TGX, since it was effectively relaunched at the end of last year with the inclusion of the Euro 6, 15.2-litre D38 engine under the cab floor. What also adds to the interest is the first availability in our market of the ZF TraXon automated ...

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Location, Location | REVIEW CNQ TRANSPORT- MAN TRUCKS

Business is booming since CNQ relocated north to Queensland  Sometimes in life, and in business, a change can make all the difference. Since Graham Cooper and his family took up an opportunity to move their business from Tasmania to Brisbane three and a half years ago, their business has boomed. Graham is no stranger to the transport industry, and explains ...

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Big Red

Will the new TGX with the D38 engine be the catalyst for renewed interest in MAN? PowerTorque takes the first drive I have a long association with MAN, dating back to when the company operated out of a small office in Mascot, where it concentrated almost exclusively on all-wheel-drive drilling rigs for the mining and exploration industry. For a brief ...

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Future-Proofing – Char-Lee Haulage

Brisbane-based Char-Lee Haulage is adopting Euro 6 today as its best option for the future The decision to become an early adopter of new emissions technologies presents an interesting challenge to many fleet operators, especially when considering the lack of any leadership on the subject that was evident from the Abbott Government. While European legislation provides incentives such as lower ...

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MAN on the Run

Dave Whyte finds the German alternative of MAN is worth considering for linehaul work Given the recent adoption of MAN by Penske Commercial Vehicles, I figured it was a good time to refresh my memory on the MAN product. While the brand has a long history in Australia, its inclusion in the Penske group could be the key to the ...

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