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DAF XF105 Interior Euro5 tour

It is said that the heart of DAF design is dedicated to the driver through comfort, safety and efficiency. Right from the intelligent use of space and high-quality materials in warm yet practical colours which creates an ergonomic environment that is both productive and pleasant. In this video we take a look at the DAF Truck interior which is designed around the driver's needs. With fully adjustable seats, logically grouped controls around the dr... Read more

June 07, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

Freightliner Argosy Evolution Walkaround Part-2

Freightliner claims their New Generation Argosy is the only COE truck in Australia that gives you the complete package. The choice of either Detroit Diesel DD15, DD16 or Cummins ISX and Signature power plants, a massive 1,650 square inches of cooling to deliver more capacity and efficiency, eRail technology which increases the durability by cleverly keeping electrical harnesses away from critical engine components, the safety of swing-out steps a... Read more

June 07, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

How to connect an iPhone to the Alpine radio in a new Kenworth truck

In this how to video tutorial we get Shanksie to run through the functions and demo the set up of the new Alpine radio that's fitted in Kenworth's T909, K200, T609 and T409 models. He uses an apple Iphone for the demonstration. The neat unit can run hands free phone, Bluetooth audio as well as Bluetooth navigation from the smart phone. Below is the technical info from Alpine's brochure on the features of the radio. The Alpine CDA-137EBT hig... Read more

May 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

DAF XF105 Cabin entry

It's here in Australia the flagship of the DAF range, and one of Europe's most popular long haul trucks, the award-winning XF105. Boasting exceptional comfort, exceptional safety and exceptional efficiency, this is a true driver's truck — one with the power and reliability demanded by long haul applications, and the maneuverability to negotiate urban environments with ease. Here is how to get in to it.   Read more

May 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

How to unhook a Fifth Wheeler

How to uncouple a fifth wheel, or how to unhook an 18 wheeler. This short video clip demonstrates the correct procedure to uncouple semi trailer from the prime mover fitted with a Jost Fifth wheel. This same procedure can be used with other brands of turntables, including K-Hitch, SAF Holland, D-Angelo Read more

May 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

How to operate a Kenworth Smart Wheel

Kenworth trucks are arguably Australia's premium quality heavy-duty truck that are proudly engineered and built in Australia. These vehicles are custom designed to meet customers exacting standards, requirements and specific applications. This video clip is a visual description of the information contained in the Kenworth operator's handbook in Section-One Operating Instructions.   Read more

May 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

Freightliner Argosy Evolution Walkaround Part-1

Freightliner claims their New Generation Argosy is the only COE truck in Australia that gives you the complete package. The choice of either Detroit Diesel DD15, DD16 or Cummins ISX and Signature power plants, a massive 1,650 square inches of cooling to deliver more capacity and efficiency, eRail technology which increases the durability by cleverly keeping electrical harnesses away from critical engine components, the safety of swing-out steps a... Read more

May 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

How to connect a Fifth Wheel

How to couple a fifth wheel, or how to hook an 18 wheeler. This short video clip demonstrates the correct procedure to couple a prime mover to a semi trailer fitted with a Jost Fifth wheel. This same procedure can be used with other brands of turntables or fifth wheels, including K-Hitch, SAF Holland, D-Angelo.   Read more

May 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips

FTE A-Trailer roll back and hook-up

In this short video we show you how to Roll Back one of Blenner's FTE lead trailers and connect it to the B-Trailer. We show you how to operate the air locks that secure the van in transport and lower and raise the BPW air suspension.   Read more

May 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tech Tips
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