Truck Reviews

HIGH RISE CONCRETE-Sadek Group Concrete | TRUCK REVIEW – Volvo Trucks – Concrete Pumpers

The right equipment is the key to future company growth for concrete specialists, the Sadek Group – Words and images by Warren Caves. There’s no denying it, as anyone who’s driven around Sydney of late would agree – major building projects are “on the go”. Whether it’s new roads or tunnels, high-rise housing developments and office blocks to rail projects ...

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IVECO Eurocargo goes to EURO 6 | TRUCK REVIEW

IVECO joins MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Scania in recognising climate change and the benefits of Euro 6 The role of rigid trucks has grown dramatically over the last ten years, with many factors contributing to that popularity. While interstate drivers used to spend their day running around town doing deliveries and pick-ups before heading out again, the multi-drop local task is ...

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OVERNIGHTING | TRUCK REVIEW | MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS – Latest Actros 16-litre in full weight B-Double attire for a night run

Over the last few issues, we have been making quite a song and dance about the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, and with good reason. It’s not often that a new product release causes such a change in operator opinion, and what we have seen and heard from those who have been bold enough to jump on the new-Actros bandwagon is nothing ...

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SUMMING UP -“Do the Math, Buy a DAF”, PACCAR’s European brand gets more power | TRUCK REVIEW DAF TRUCKS Australia

With a new slogan of “Do the Math, Buy a DAF”, PACCAR’s European brand gets more power and becomes immediately more attractive. When we split trucks up into their respective market categories, we do it in a few ways. Generally it’s GVM or horsepower ratings that define where a truck fits in the market, but the easiest way, in general ...

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GO WEST- David Meredith Road Tests the NEW KENWORTH T610 | Truck REVIEW KENWORTH

David Meredith heads into the great red (and currently green) yonder at the wheels of a brace of T610 Kenworths The offer was irresistible; join a two-day run from Darwin to Broome through the Territory’s lush monsoonal green with two Kenworth factory engineering development specialists and a couple of the new T610s – an Aero and an SAR. Following on ...

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Groundhog Day- Return of International Truck Brand | TRANSPORT NEWS

The return of the International Truck brand reignites the relationship with the Australian operator.  It’s been no secret that the International brand was going to be relaunched in Australia, with plenty of talk and publicity around the introduction of the International ProStar to the local market. It was over two years ago when the ProStar made its public debut in ...

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REACH FOR THE SKY | TRUCK REVIEW – CITY CRANE TRUCK

City Crane Trucks has built its business by building the best relationships with its customers – Words by Stuart Martin, images by Christian Brunelli. Building relationships in the transport business is a cornerstone of any successful enterprise, not only with customers but also with your suppliers. In Bruno Simone’s case, good relationships with clients, suppliers and staff of City Crane ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC – Tasmanian Furniture Removals | Peterbilt 379

Warren Caves catches up with Tasmanian Furniture Removals and its immaculate Peterbilt 379 Peterbilt Trucks epitomise the American truck styling with classic lines and a long serving look that, as this 379 model shows, has changed little over the years. That commitment to its heritage and the “When you’re on a good thing, stick to it” approach may well play ...

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LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL | REVIEW Brad Scott Excavations

Reliability comes from looking after your gear properly, as PowerTorque found when he visited Brad Scott Excavations of Drouin, Victoria. While we like to keep up to date with the latest and greatest in the transport industry, there are a large number of operators who, whether by choice or necessity, operate trucks that are in their second or third life cycle. ...

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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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