Tag Archives: MACK

Piloting the Pilbara

Dave Whyte heads west to experience the toughest of Aussie operating conditions The transport industry continues to face a big problem due to the ongoing, and increasing, driver shortage. While there has been plenty of talk from the big players, both regulatory and on the road, it would seem there are few who are willing to put their money where ...

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MACK TRUCKS RECALL

Mack Trucks Australia is taking the precautionary measure of recalling 295 trucks due a potential incorrectly specified driveshaft. After receiving reports from the field, an investigation was launched through Mack Trucks Australia’s internal safety and quality processes and identified that in specific circumstances, a particular driveshaft may prematurely fail at the centre bearing, disabling the vehicle. Mack Trucks Australia is ...

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THE PURPLE PHANTOM OF THE QUARRY- GLS Transport

For Garry Stafford, his Mack Super-Liner in Phantom Purple sets a new standard in B-doubles – Words and images by Warren Caves As NSW, and Sydney in particular, are set to embark on some serious infrastructure projects in the next 10 years (Badgerys Creek airport, WestConnex, proposed M12 Motorway and many more in the pipeline), this has led many to ...

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POWER-A-PLENTY – Watt Trans

Big horsepower on the coal makes for a contented Mack owner If you are ever travelling south on the Princes Highway from Sydney you’ll find Mount Ousley covering the foothills of Mount Keira, about four kilometres northwest of Wollongong township. As the road crosses the Illawarra escarpment the terrain changes to provide a challenging climb northwards to a height of ...

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MACKs on show at the Sydney Classic and Antique Truck Show

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Graham and Dean Starkey

Graham and Dean Starkey were soaking up the glorious sunshine at the Sydney Classic and antique truck show today at Museum of Fire Penrith. Graham says he’s had this classic 1974 R-model Mack for about 3 months now. It runs a 320 coolpower engine and a Mack 10 speed transmission. He told Powertorque Magazine, he has done some mechanical work ...

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Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls receive two new trucks donated by Volvo Group Australia

Volvo Group Australia President and CEO Peter Voorhoeve handed over the keys to two new trucks, a Volvo FH16 and a Mack Super Liner, to Heather Jones of Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls this morning. The trucks, which have been donated by Volvo Group, will be put to use on driver training duties in WA. ‪#‎volvotrucksaustralia‬ ‪#‎macktrucksaustralia‬ Mack Trucks Australia

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Forward Thinking – GLS Transport

Warren Caves reports on how Garry Stafford is developing his business with Sloanebuilt. When GLS Transport Southern Highlands needed new equipment to cater for its expanding quarry transport business, the company’s managing director Garry Stafford decided on his next step for expansion through discussion with Sloanebuilt Trailers. GLS already operated a truck and three-axled dog trailer with Sloanebulit bodies, and ...

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Scott McKillop -driver for Bedrock Quarry

Scott McKillop of Bedrock Quarry products spared a few moments to talk to PowerTorque magazine recently. Bedrock (isn’t that where the Flintstones lived?) are located at Maroota west of Sydney and Scott has been with them for about 4 years carting Quarry products from North and south of Sydney and returning back to cement plants. He says that the Boss ...

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The Show Circuit – Perth Truck Show

Perth more than justifies showing its wares to the industry In a country that suffers from dysfunctional government resulting in different regulations and legislation between states, it’s, frankly, not surprising that what works in the east will either not work in the west, or is not permitted, and vice versa. For starters, the geography of the country is different, the ...

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