Tag Archives: Mercedes-Benz

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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GROUND COVER |TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz Zetros

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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ON THE ROAD WITH ATEGO | TRUCK REVIEW – Mercedes-Benz ATEGO

Brenton O’Connor gets up close and personal with the all-new Mercedes-Benz 4×2 and rigid 1630L The launch of a new truck can be of huge significance to its manufacturer. It’s all a question of timing and there’s always pressure on all concerned in the marketing team to introduce its features and benefits to members of the media for them to ...

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STAR PERFORMANCE | TRUCK REVIEW -Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look

Brenton O’Connor finds the latest Mercedes-Benz rigids are well worthy of a closer look After a successful introduction of the on-highway prime mover range in October last year, Mercedes-Benz launched its new rigid range of vehicles at the Brisbane Truck Show in May this year. The test and development programme conducted by Mercedes-Benz Australia prior to the introduction of the ...

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The Secret is Service | TRANSPORT NEWS -A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract

A Freightliner Coronado on a repair and maintenance contract is proving it worth for operator Mt Buller Area Transport (MBAT) as it services the Victorian snowfields region. The Freightliner Coronado 114 B-Double joined the MBAT fleet with company owner, Evan Lowing, stating the repair and maintenance programme was one of the key selling points. “It just makes good business sense to be ...

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Cost Control | TRUCK REVIEW – Mulvey Transport cutting costs with Mercedes-Benz ACTROS

“I’ve only ever known the trucking industry and I love it” – Alec Mulvey of Mulvey Transport. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mulvey Transport, the South Kempsey based trucking company that’s built an enviable reputation since managing director Alec Mulvey founded the company that he still operates today. Alec started in trucking at the wheel of a K100 ...

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OVERNIGHTING | TRUCK REVIEW | MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS – Latest Actros 16-litre in full weight B-Double attire for a night run

Over the last few issues, we have been making quite a song and dance about the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, and with good reason. It’s not often that a new product release causes such a change in operator opinion, and what we have seen and heard from those who have been bold enough to jump on the new-Actros bandwagon is nothing ...

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Ron Finemore signs deal on 95 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks | Transport NEWS

Ron Finemore Transport has confirmed an order for the supply of 68 Mercedes-Benz and 27 Freightliner Coronado trucks within a twelve-month period. The family-owned transport group employs 450 staff in regional Australia and was the first Australian fleet to place a large order of the new generation Mercedes-Benz truck. It has also placed orders for additional Freightliner Coronado models to ...

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