Paccar stabilises in the Territory

After the announcement about the decision by Western Diesel to go into receivership in early April, the situation surrounding the two Paccar brands in the Northern Territory has been in question. The situation has been resolved, this week, with an announcement by Paccar of a deal to bring in CJD Equipment as the company’s representatives in the state.


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CJD have considerable experience with both Kenworth and DAF as they already own dealer groups selling the two brands in Western Australia and Tasmania. The company will take over the Paccar related business formerly run by Western Diesel, after coming to an arrangement with the receiver who is handling the former dealer’s affairs.


Handing the business over to CJD should mean Kenworth and DAF customers will see a continuing support for the Paccar product. CJD has been dealing with trucks in remote areas like the Pilbara and around mining areas like Kalgoorlie for some time , so will be able to bring its considerable experience to bear in remote situations.

New year, new DAF, new questions

Paccar are promoting the new DAF Euro 6 range of trucks for the European market and have released this video. Apart from the obvious promotional aspect of the video, it does stimulate a couple of questions Australians would probably like to know the answer to.

The new shape for the DAF looks good and will eventually end up in Australia, but how long in the future? The answer is likely to depend on whether the new design will fit with current engine technology as we are not expecting to see Euro 6 mandated here much before 2019.

The Paccar MX 11, now, this is an interesting engine. Kenworth are introducing the MX 13, this year, into their line up. Will the 11 litre option be offered, down the track, to Kenworth buyers whose trucks are at the lower end of the weight range and looking for a certain amount of power, but also very low tare?

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