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Truck Reviews

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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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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CLIMATE CONTROL | Truck Review -Japanese truck maker Hino shows it’s well ahead of the pack when it comes to climate change

Japanese truck maker Hino shows it’s well ahead of the pack when it comes to climate change – Words by Warren Caves The Australian media launch of the all-new 500 Series standard cab in Tokyo recently provided Hino Motors Limited (HML) with the opportunity to reveal the company’s bold plans to tackle global warming by reducing emissions across its businesses. ...

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STRALIS STEPS UP | Truck Review – Warren Caves takes the wheel of IVECO’s latest X-Way

Our drive evaluation centred on a Stralis X-Way fitted with the Cursor 13 engine rated at 510 hp (380 kW), and 2300Nm of torque available from a low 900 to 1525 rpm, coupled to a curtain-sided trailer and loaded to a GCM of 40,480 kg. The cab option was the Active Space Sleeper (sleeper and day cab options are available). ...

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LONG TERM STRATEGIES | Truck Review -Living the life with the Actros 2663

Living the life with the Actros 2663 – Words and Images Ed Higginson To really appreciate a new truck, you need to spend time in the vehicle over an extended period. That particular problem was solved after I acquired an ex-demo Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2663, ready to put to work and at the same time providing an ideal opportunity ...

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GREEN CREDENTIALS | HINO GH 1828, fitted with a SEA-Drive 180 electric drive system

Woolworths take the lead towards a greener future – Words by Ed Higginson Industry needs early adopters to create change, and Woolworths has a strong track record for continuous logistical improvement. This was demonstrated by being one of the first to insist on protective side underrun for its fleet of trailers, and among the first to order Euro 5 and ...

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