looking back at trucking’s early history

Looking Back at Trucking’s Early History

Here is a chance to take a trip down memory lane, looking back at trucking’s early history with a selection of images from Jim Hurley’s Brown and Hurley museum at Kyogle, these images are a snapshot of the contents, each unit representing a distinct era of equipment sales in the company’s almanac.  Read more

a major upgrade of electronics in the K220

A Major Upgrade of Electronics in the K220

The release of the latest truck from Kenworth represents a major upgrade of electronics in the K220. The new K220 is now operating the same sophisticated electronic architecture as that available on new DAF models in Europe, and Kenworth and Peterbilt in the US. This means that as new innovations come along in those markets they can become available to Australian truck buyers at the same time.  Read more

a major complete renewal due from Isuzu

A Major Complete Renewal Due From Isuzu 

The F Series models currently on sale in Australia are based on a platform which originally appeared in 2007, but there’s a major complete renewal due from Isuzu, for these models, in the next couple of years. For now, we are looking at the brand bringing its current models up to date with the kind of gizmos which are becoming essential parts of a modern truck.  Read more

most powerful Japanese truck

Most Powerful Japanese Truck

Fuso can rightfully claim this truck is the most powerful Japanese truck on the market. With a similar mixed heritage, European/Japanese, the UD Quon only gets the 11 litre engine, limiting it to 460hp. The purely Japanese Hino 700 does have a 13 litre, but the conservative Hino engineers don’t let it rate above 480hp in Australia. Read more

four major changes in the new F Series models

Four Major Changes in the New F Series Models

Climbing into the cabin of the latest Isuzu range to be released, there are four major changes in the new F Series models. The most obvious change is the new, large 10.1-inch touchscreen to the driver’s left on the dashboard. This is the interface with all of the entertainment, audio visual, satnav and cameras equipment now available.  Read more

what does the Aussie truck buyer want?

What Does the Aussie Truck Buyer Want?

One of the main things any truck buyer is looking for is durability and Japanese trucks have proven their durability in the Australian truck market and an answer to the question, what does the Aussie truck buyer want? The ability to just keep plugging away with little fuss is what all of the Japanese truck makers are renowned for. The attention to detail and build quality out of Japan is a known quantity. Read more

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