Tag Archives: Mercedes-Benz

LONG TERM STRATEGIES | Truck Review -Living the life with the Actros 2663

Living the life with the Actros 2663 – Words and Images Ed Higginson To really appreciate a new truck, you need to spend time in the vehicle over an extended period. That particular problem was solved after I acquired an ex-demo Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2663, ready to put to work and at the same time providing an ideal opportunity ...

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Off Road Action | TRUCK REVIEW -Mercedes-Benz trucks with all-terrain ability

Brenton O’Connor heads off the bitumen in a selection of Mercedes-Benz trucks with all-terrain ability.  For the third year running, Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia has added a seemingly ongoing series of models to its portfolio, this time relating to the company’s all-new heavy-duty truck platform. Initially launched in 2016, the first of the models was the on-highway prime mover range, and, ...

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Ground Cover | COMPANY PROFILE- Southern Spreader

Pasture improvement results from better spreading technology aligned with new all-terrain equipment – words by Brenton O’Connor, images by Graeme Neander. The agricultural revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries changed the way that farms operated by introducing crop rotation, new machinery, increased capital investment, scientific breeding and land reclamation. These days the advances are made by the clever use ...

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Time Management | COMPANY PROFILE – AUSCOLD

Delays and late arrivals are simply not an option when you’re carrying perishable goods. Stuart Martin reports on Adelaide-based Auscold – Images by Cristian Brunelli Getting any goods from A to B in pristine condition requires careful handling in general transport, but, add refrigeration and cold storage aspects to the equation, then there’s even more to consider. Breakdowns are not ...

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Star of the Show | TRUCK REVIEW- Actros 2663

Brenton O’Connor rates the top-spec Actros 2663 – Images by Geoff Parrington The simple answer to this article would be to say this truck is the best truck I’ve ever driven – but that wouldn’t provide the opportunity to delve into a deeper understanding of this truck, and both the driving experience and fuel economy encountered during the test drive. ...

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HORSES FOR COURSES | COMPANY PROFILe – Millers Transport Group

Ed Higginson charts the growth of Millers Transport Group from a single horse-drawn trailer to major container handlers There’s something very special about interviewing a family-owned transport business, especially when there’s a rich history relating to the ancestors that started the business from zero. Back in 1923, Syd Miller recognised the need for reliable transport services in the East Melbourne ...

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INCREASING APPEAL | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes Benz ACTROS

Mercedes-Benz grows the Actros range to become a game changer for the brand – Words by Brenton O’Connor, images by Geoff Parrington The fourth-generation Actros prime mover range launched into Australia in 2016 was followed by the rigid truck range the following year. Its success has been quite phenomenal, with reports in the field surpassing the expectations of many and ...

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Sharp Moves | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Rigid Trucks

The latest MB rigids set a high standard amongst the new breed of Europeans – Words by Ed Higginson. With a background of five years since their initial launch in Europe, there’s a lot expected from the new range of Mercedes-Benz rigids as the German manufacturer continues its global rollout of new product. With the test programme completed and the ...

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Straight Talking | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz – ACTROS

Mercedes-Benz continues to shake up the market with the release of its latest rigid truck chassis. There’s no doubt about it, Mercedes-Benz is on a roll. The reaction by early adopters of the latest Actros models has established the bona fides of the breed, with operators forecasting substantial savings in total cost of operation. The enthusiasm for Actros is not ...

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GROWING GOOD | COMPANY PROFILE- Calcimo Lime & Fertilizers

How a Gippsland-based farmer found the solution to improved pasture and productivity gains – words by Brenton O’Connor Back in 1960, beef and sheep farmer Jack O’Connor of Carrajung (In Victoria’s Gippsland) realised the benefits of applying limestone to his pastures to boost productivity and stock health. But due to a lack of local supply, and with the average truck ...

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