Tag Archives: MACK

DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS GET A $80,000 BOOST | Transport News

Australia’s drought relief effort will get a $80,000 boost after a Queensland business owner secured the unique Jimmy Barnes ‘Working Class Mack’ truck at auction. Scott Goode, the owner of Sarina Crane Hire near Mackay, was elated to make the winning $350,500 bid. The Mack Super-Liner sports  a unique painting of the Cold Chisel singer on its cabin and is ...

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BUCKETS & BLADES | Company Profile – Cleary Bros

Warren Caves visits the Cleary Bros equipment museum. Images by Torque it Up) A familiar sight on the roads of the Illawarra region, about an hour south of Sydney, is the distinctive “highway yellow” trucks of Cleary Bros. Highway yellow was the colour adopted by Caterpillar in the 1950s to replace the original grey for any equipment working near roads ...

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TASSIE TREAT | Company Profile – Woodhouse Transport of Ulverstone

For the Woodhouse family of Ulverstone, a Legend 900 is the perfect tool for logging – Words and images by Ed Higginson If trucking runs in your blood, you can’t help but get excited about seeing Kenworth’s Legend 900 at work. Although present-day development is focused on major advances in autonomous and electric trucks, catching up with a Legend 900 ...

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‘Working Class Mack’ truck to be auctioned for drought relief | Transport News

Jimmy Barnes and Mack Trucks have created a unique ‘Working Class Mack’ truck to be auctioned for drought relief. “This Australian-made Mack Super-Liner is an enormous, inspirational homage to Jimmy’s legendary Working Class Man – an iconic album from 1985 that still resonates with farming communities across the country,” Mr Bestwick (Mack Trucks Australia Vice President) said. “We’re auctioning the ...

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THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE – MACK R-700 | CUSTOM & CLASSIC

Warren Caves enjoys some local history and a large dose of nostalgia Childhood memories can hold a special place in the heart − a trusty family dog, a favourite push-bike or matchbox car, or special experiences long held dear. For those with truck-driving fathers, sometimes those experiences come from school holiday adventures riding shotgun with Dad to far-off places. For ...

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COMPANY PROFILE | Gaining Ground -Corbet’s Group is truly amazing, with many different interests

Warren Caves joins Corbet’s Group for an update on the company – Images by Torque it Up When Al Corbet started out as a logging contractor and sawmill operator back in 1970, the family business was a lot different. Firstly, his original AB 180 International, with its 6V53 GM soundtrack wouldn’t pass muster today, and, secondly, because the Corbet’s Group ...

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EVERY TOWN, EVERY DAY | Company Profile- Followmont Transport

The express parcels business imposes its own demands on customer service – Words by Brenton O’Connor. The core business for Queensland-based Followmont Transport is founded upon the express parcel service, with the aim to service every town in its network every day. Now in its second generation, the company is currently directed by Mark Tobin, whose father started the business ...

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MACK AT WORK ! | TRANSPORT NEWS -100 years of Mack Trucks in Australia

Soundtrack to 100 years of Mack Trucks in Australia Mack Trucks launches its Driving Australia Forward campaign to the iconic hit, Working Class Man. The campaign celebrates the hard working men and women who have helped build the Mack brand over the past 100 years. The trucking industry has helped shape our mining sector and made possible some of Australia’s ...

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1,000th MACK for Hanson | TRANSPORT NEWS

Mack Trucks Australia has celebrated an historic new milestone, handing over the keys to the 1,000th Mack truck built for Hanson, one of Australia’s most iconic construction material suppliers. The 1,000th Mack truck is a Trident AF with a four-axle dog trailer, which will work out of Hanson’s Wolffdene quarry in Queensland, reported to be one of the largest quarry’s ...

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CUSTOM AND CLASSIC | Warren Caves joins Jim Ristovichis to celebrate Mack Super-Liner history

Warren Caves joins Jim Ristovichis to celebrate Mack Super-Liner history – Images by Torque It Up Photography To some, trucks are just tools or equipment to carry out a job – random pieces of steel, plastic and material assembled together like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle and put to work. For others, they take a place in our hearts and harbour ...

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