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Truck Reviews

Focus on Tasmania

Ted Woodberry of Ted’s Forest Management has a new addition to the family in the form of a Kenworth T950. One of our first interviews was with Ted Woodberry of Launceston, the managing director of Ted’s Forest Management and the very proud owner of a Kenworth T950, the latest truck to join his fleet that comprises a Mack Trident and ...

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The Right Mix

It’s a case of selection by consultation with Isuzu as the first choice for the Hanson fleet In the concrete business, profitability and efficiency is all about moving as much material as possible in the safest, easiest way. As one of Australia’s leading suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry, Hanson, a division of HeidelbergCement Group, produces aggregates, ...

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ForkTorque

It’s six years of success in a row for Toyota Material Handling Australia. It’s no easy feat to achieve national market leadership. So when Toyota Material Handling Australia (THMA) notched up its sixth consecutive year as the nation’s top performer there was good cause to celebrate. TMHA also extended its uninterrupted dominance of the internal-combustion counter-balance forklift market to 28 ...

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An Uplifting Experience

DENNIS EAGLE shows its heritage and experience in the world of side-lift refuse compactors The glamour and glitz of transport is usually centred on long haul, interstate trucking, but, when it comes to technology and innovation, there’s a whole new world waiting to be investigated, and it passes your door every day. Admittedly, for those living in the inner city, ...

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Tyre Topics

Dave Whyte runs a benchmark test with Michelin on his DAF XF105. Making a dollar in transport is tough, as we all know. In a world where rates haven’t kept up with operating costs, any legitimate saving in outgoings can be the difference between make and break, whether you operate one truck or one hundred. Keeping in mind that wages ...

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Comparing Compaction

Carrying out the rubbish is getting easier with the variation of compacting and collection equipment now available The opportunity to drive the latest DENNIS EAGLE Elite 2 (Pages 44-46) also provided PowerTorque with the chance to discuss different bodying options, either fully imported and available from the manufacturer itself, or supplied locally with Australian suppliers such as Superior PAK of ...

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Time for Change

When a long-term contract suddenly comes to an end, it triggers a rethink of what comes next The sudden closure of a small NSW mine swiftly brought to an end an 11-year contract for Welby, NSW-based, Trevor Dyson and other local subcontractors. “I had just taken delivery of a brand new Western Star 4900FXC to replace my existing Constellation, so ...

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Stock in Trade

Images by Matt Scully. Western Star and Cummins make the perfect partners for SCR and Euro 5 emissions levels The engine business is certainly full of surprises – some pleasant and some not so good. Think back to the days when Detroit two-strokes were a favoured powerplant and you may also remember the hesitation by operators of adopting the first ...

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Teamwork

For Newline Transport, business success starts and ends with placing the customer first Success for Newline Transport comes down to a number of reasons. First and foremost it’s how the company interacts with its customers on one side. Secondly, and of equal importance, are the relationships the company forges with its suppliers. “Some of our customers have been with us ...

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The Big Banger from Benz

A Euro VI Actros with 625 hp and a tri-drive makes for interesting reading It’s customised to haul 250 tonnes and it comes from global giant Mercedes-Benz. That’s what is on offer in the heavy-duty Actros SLT and Arocs SLT trucks range for 2015. Both products have been developed for the European market to haul loads like wind turbines and ...

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