Truck Reviews

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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ON THE ROAD WITH ATEGO | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz ATEGO

Brenton O’Connor gets up close and personal with the all-new Mercedes-Benz 4×2 and rigid 1630L The launch of a new truck can be of huge significance to its manufacturer. It’s all a question of timing and there’s always pressure on all concerned in the marketing team to introduce its features and benefits to members of the media for them to ...

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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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THE BITUMEN HIGHWAY | TRANSPORT NEWS Speedies Contractors

Knowing your business in depth can mean the difference between fighting for work and always keeping busy.  The need for specialist transport solutions spans such a broad spectrum that for many of us there remain areas of which we have no experience. While that can restrict the opportunities when looking for new work, for those with specialist knowledge of a ...

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MACK MOVES | TRUCK REVIEW – MACK ANTHEM

Mack plays its Anthem to announce a new direction in on-highway ability. It’s all systems go for Mack Trucks North America, as from January this year the company swings into action to deliver the latest addition to the Mack Trucks range, the Anthem, on the American market. For Mack Trucks this is the new, next-generation highway hero. The Mack Anthem ...

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BURKINSHAWS TRANSPORT of Wagga Wagga | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

Warren Caves focuses on Burkinshaws Transport of Wagga Wagga Words and photography by Warren Caves – Torque it-up Photography Since the first all Australian-built cabover Kenworth, the K125CR, rolled off the production line in 1971, Kenworth K-Series trucks have had a familiar presence on Australian roads. The K104 and K108 models were a product of evolution from earlier variants, and ...

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WALK THE LINE | Custom & Classic – Shane & Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport

Warren Caves visits Shane and Debbie Lee of Kelly’s Transport – Images by Torque it Up The venerable Kenworth T908 of Shane and Debbie Lee is our PowerTorque feature truck in this month’s Custom and Classic. If you could transit through time and travel back to 2008, you would be able to view this truck proudly gracing the Kenworth stand ...

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FAMILY TIES | COMPANY PROFILE – Kelly Transport of Toowoomba

Kelly Transport of Toowoomba celebrates four generations of trucking When a member of the family works with trucks, it’s something they share with all their relatives, and it’s only a matter of time before another cousin, sister or brother gets behind the wheel. PowerTorque caught up with Mitch Kelly at the Kelly Transport terminal in Toowoomba recently, to learn how ...

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STAR PERFORMANCE | TRUCK REVIEW -Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look

Brenton O’Connor finds the latest Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look After a successful introduction of the on-highway prime mover range in October last year, Mercedes-Benz launched its new rigid range of vehicles at the Brisbane Truck Show in May this year. The test and development programme conducted by Mercedes-Benz Australia prior to the introduction of the ...

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MIXING WITH THE MILITARY| TRANSPORT NEWS – David Meredith Czechs out the home of Tatra

David Meredith Czechs out the home of Tatra When a manufacturer uses a military design as a template for civilian equipment, there may well be substantial pay-off in robustness and longevity. But the effect that armour plating, IED proofing and the odd gun turret mount reinforcement has on the fuel efficiency of a commercial vehicle tends to upset the business ...

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