Tag Archives: MACK

CUSTOM AND CLASSIC – MACK TIME Sunny Warby’s B-Model Mack | REVIEW Custom and Classic Trucks

Mack Time – Sunny Warby’s B-Model Mack (Words by Warren Caves, images by Torque it Up) It’s 1965 and the air is filled with enthusiasm and anticipation. A young 23-year-old Sunny Warby is about to purchase his new truck, but, unbeknown to him at the time, it will still be parked in his shed some 52 years later. Prior to ...

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Planet America #1-PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia | TRANSPORT NEWS

PowerTorque reviews the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a double celebration for Daimler Truck North America as 2017 signals two significant anniversaries in North America: 75 years of Freightliner Trucks and 50 years of Western Star Trucks. Since their founding days in 1942 respectively 1967, Freightliner and Western Star have put a total of about 3,200,000 ...

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POWERTALK- Interview with Govi Kannan, Senior Vice President Mack Global Brand | Transport NEWS

Based at the Mack global headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, Govi Kannan has the somewhat daunting job of refining the products from the iconic Mack Trucks breed to suit the varying demands in terms of vehicle specifications from the different countries that he oversees. There’s obviously a major difference between a truck spec that works well in South America from ...

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NO CONTEST | REVIEW KIM HAULAGE

Choosing disc brakes, EBS and roll stability was an easy choice for KIM Haulage. Some three years ago, PowerTorque visited Kim Haulage of Londonderry, on the north western outskirts of Sydney, to discuss how being an early adopter of technology could prove to be the right decision for efficiency, reliability and, above all, safety. Founder and managing director, Ken McClelland, ...

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Out West

Volvo, Mack and UD find a new home in Sydney’s west at Blacktown. With an investment of $16 million, the company-owned dealership of Volvo, Mack and UD at Blacktown, off the Great Western Highway, puts the three brands under one roof in totally new premises. Providing improved service for its customers, in addition to the existing dealerships at Brisbane and ...

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CUSTOM & CLASSIC – Old 500

Warren Caves focuses on Jeffsann Plant Hire Long before Mack trucks sounded like Volvo’s, and black exhaust stacks were more common than Euro 5 badges, the Mack Super-Liner, among others, epitomised the era of “Super Trucks”. Australia was under the leadership of a beer-swilling prime minister in the form of Bob Hawke, and diesel prices were low enough to ignore ...

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Mack and Volvo announce the end of the 16-litre in the North American market. 

It’s the end of the line for the Volvo D16 and Mack MP10 engine in the American market with both manufacturers announcing the withdrawal of the engine from the product line up, with each company citing “diminishing demand” as the reason for the cancellation. Introduced into the U.S. in 2005, the D16 offered displacement of 550 to 625 hp – mainly at heavy ...

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JEFFSANN PANT HIRE

Jeffsann Plant Hire was started by Charlie Refalo and his eldest son, Joe. Charlie emigrated from Malta as a young boy and tried his hand at a few different jobs before initiating the beginnings of Jeffsann Plant Hire. Joe’s younger brothers, Laurie and Luke, joined the enterprise in 1988, officially marking the beginnings of Jeffsann Plant Hire. Currently operating a ...

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Dad’s Ride

The answer to profitability for TJB Transport Services means 20-metre efficiency under 19-metre constraints. As a strong supporter of both the Mack and Volvo brands, well before they became part of the same corporate group, Cliff Brown of Newcastle made his living behind the wheel of prime movers hauling semi-tippers, backed up by flat-top and general freight when the tipper industry ...

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Mack Muster

Dave Whyte treks to Allentown, the spiritual home of Mack Trucks North America Being invited to the home of Mack Trucks to drive the latest models bearing the bulldog hood ornament was an invitation too good to refuse. Since its inception 116 years ago, the Mack brand has become a genuine industry icon. Having built a name for itself through ...

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