The team at Roadtrains in Action travelled to South Australia to take a run in Freightliners new Coronado SD in double roadtrain configuration across the infamous paddock. The full test run will be available on the new Roadtrains in Action DVD.
Calvin Jones practices his harmonic whenever he gets a spare minute or two on the long lonely stretches of highway. Today he entertains us with a short upbeat blues tune.
Here is a short bedtime story we made for our nephews about the day Disneys Cars Lightening McQueen showed Mater how to do some donunts, when along came big bad Smokey Bear and told them to Not Too, so they drove off and along the way they met Bandit the famous Black Pontiac Firebird Transam.
We climb onboard with Samjack driver Ryan Lette, in his 4800 Western Star as he heads up the dusty track to collect a load of logs from the picturesque and rugged Northeast Tasmanian forest.
We chat with Jeff Fullwood, about his immaculately restored World War two Chev-Blitz that is a replica of the one used by the legendary Birdsville Mail Man Tom Kruse. Jeff tells us about his reenactment run from Adelaide up the Birdsville track and on through the Simpson desert to the Road Transport Hall of fame at Alice Springs.
Video Previews ...
This is a deleted scene from one of our Roadtrain DVDs. It has some great audio of an old V8 Mack thumping as it pushes a Caterpillar 789C Dump truck on a six rows of eight platform trailer, up the hills into Savage River Tasmania.
Check out this clip that Rod sent in of this determined guy in his Toyota landcrusier as he heads through a river crossing demonstrating persistence pays off.
Merely the mention of Savage River conjures up visions of wild white water torrents running through steep rugged rocky mountainous terrain. And thats what the Roadtrains in Action film crew discovered when they joined Hazell Bros and their Kenworth C508 on a heavy haulage run into the Savage River Magetite mine for the next Kenworth Country DVD (Volume-6) .... Coming soon.
Here are some hardworking Kenworth C508 hauling triple roadtrains loads of cattle along the dusty tracks of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
We head to Mt Isa to check out some tough T658 Kenworths that are running old school side-tipper sets in a unique mining operation.
This Kenworth T904 hauls a 100 tonne Komatsu loader on 1200 kilometre run out of the Gulf country in north QLD.
Kenworth's C510 hauls a five trailer powertrailer combination that features an engine in the middle trailer. Working in Queensland's Bowen Basin coal fields these units haul up to 250 tonne payloads.
Kenworth C540 Heavy Duty prime mover and Smith built hydrapede power dollies deliver increased efficiency when they haul in excess of 250 tonne payloads of coal on long lead haul roads.
We’re back up in the Gulf county again, and we head down another dusty track to find these Kenworth T650 and T658 loading triple roadtrains of cattle in the back-blocks of the Gulf. It’s hot and dusty.
Kenworth T359 twin steer of Melbourne based Grab-a-Load does a tip run.
We're in the cab with legendary Hume Highway runner Frank "Franger" AMOROSO in his beloved LTL. That was 1985, and the Hume was busy strip.
BIS operate these unique power trailer roadtrains that have another engine in the middle of the train and are capable of hauling up to 500 tonnes of coal.
Check out the latest Freightliner Coronado-SD Roadtrain, powered by Cummins' 620 horsepower engine on a run across the infamous "paddock" to Perth.
Three of Heavy Haulage Australia's Kenworths carry three, Caterpillar D11s in an impressive heavy metal cavalcade through central Queeensland.
This short video clip features an immaculate Kenworth T908 and a restored 1953 Kenworth model 721, which was an original Seattle Fire truck that is powered by a Hall-Scott engine. To view this and other great Australian trucking adventures purchase your copy of the Australian Roadtrains in Action Series.
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