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Truck Reviews

Drive Time

Nothing shows off a product like a test drive, and, when there are 16 trucks to play with, it’s shaping up for a great day – Words by Chris Mullett. I love the challenge of driving trucks that are in differing combinations, as it really pushes the boundaries for the driver in terms of assessing how much a trailer will ...

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The Stainless Solution

Reducing tare weight and corrosion are the major benefits from Byrne Trailers – Report by Dave Whyte The world of livestock transport is a tough one. It’s tough on the gear and tough on the people who operate it. From farm pickups in the middle of the night, to having your load “in for the kill”, the workload and the ...

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Daily Gets Dirty 

  Dave Whyte plays in the mud with the Iveco Daily 4×4 The Iveco Daily is a popular model in the light-truck market, with plenty to offer in terms of comfort and performance. With different cab options, a strong driveline and the ability to be driven with a car licence, it is certainly a versatile model, and a strong sales ...

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Friends in Hino Places

With 51 years of sales in the Australian market, Hino is strengthening its presence. The old adage about leading your horse to water but not being able to make it drink could be likened to overseas truck manufacturers offering their products to the Australian market and then finding nobody is in a buying mood. Brand loyalty means a lot to ...

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Smart Distribution – Scania P440 on urban delivery

  Dave Whyte drives the Scania P440 on urban delivery The market for local and regional trucks is well served, with many different manufacturers offering a multitude of different models, and the fact that a few big fleets have opted to go with the Scania product is an interesting one. The Scania brand has had somewhat of a resurgence in ...

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Picnic in the Pilbara – Nothing meek or mild about Scania’s new 10×8

There’s nothing meek or mild about Scania’s new 10×8. Proving that European heavy haulage units can mix it with the best of those from North America, Swedish truck maker Scania has just supplied its largest truck built for the Australian market. The R730 10×8 was built to order to haul Super-Quads for Qube Bulk, Australia’s leading mine to market logistics ...

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H2O to Go

When water is a precious commodity, call The Watercart Specialists – Words and images by Warren Caves The need for water supplies at locations without a reliable source forms the basis for The Watercart Specialists’ operations in this niche market. Founded upon simple principles of good customer service and reliable equipment, General Manager, Bill Bastian, is growing his business established ...

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WIDE APPEAL

Dave Whyte and Chris Mullett find the Kenworth T610 brings in the long-awaited appeal of a wide cab for conventional operators It’s not exactly been the best kept secret in Australian trucking, but when production kicks off finally in February and the wide cab versions start entering fleets there are going to be a lot of extremely satisfied drivers out ...

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A Concrete Certainty

Isuzu plugs the gaps in its model range with an all-new agitator The glitz and the glamour of trucking usually focuses on long haul, roadtrain work, but in reality, this sector forms only a minor part of the industry as a whole. Working every day for their living, but not covering the same extensive distances, are the tipper operators and ...

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THE LEGEND CONTINUES

Dave Whyte follows the Legend T950 trail The Kenworth brand is definitely a crowd favourite among Australian operators. The iconic and uniquely Australian trucks that have rolled out of the Bayswater plant since 1971 have helped the brand build a reputation for toughness, versatility and durability, and have kept Kenworth at the top of the heavy-duty truck sales charts for ...

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