Heavy Haulin’ Kenworth

Heavy Haulin’ Kenworth One question I often get asked is, how much worth is in a Kenworth? To answer this question, I took a ride in 15-year-old T950 on a heavy haulage run to Port Latta. In Launceston early Monday morning the thick blanket of fog that rolled in from the Tamar River during the…

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Kenworth T410SAR – Review

Kenworth T410SAR – First viewing and in depth features review. Kenworth T410SAR provides payload and productivity advantages When it comes to “Australian Made” nothing can lay claim to this title like Kenworth’s SAR model, it is after all designed and built right here in Australia. It was in fact born in Victoria back in the…

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Barker Retractable Skel Review

Barker Retractable Skel Review Flexibility with carrying and loading options is the key behind Barker’s Retractable Skel trailer, that allows the tri-axle group to be rolled back for unloading and loading of short containers as well as improved axle weight distribution. Barker trailers are manufactured in Woodend Victoria. The company was founded by two brothers…

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DAF FTT CF530 Road Test Review

DAF’s CF-530 is turning out to be a real Money Maker! Words and Photography by Howard Shanks.  It is said that; DAF’s new CF-530 has a tenacious appetite for hard heavy work, yet the versatility to nimbly run urban errands as well, and it’s all neatly packaged with a spacious low entry cabin. We sent…

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Quad Dog T610SAR & Ultrashift: Review

Quad Dog T610SAR & Ultrashift: Review Words and Photography by Howard Shanks These are good days for Kenworth. The company is logging good sales numbers, and that includes high volumes for its T610SAR in vocational applications. We sent Technical Editor Howard Shanks off to a sand quarry in Western Victoria to put a T610SAR with…

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Introduction to DAF’s Traxon Transmission

DAF’s Traxon Transmission operation explained! Words by Howard Shanks, Images supplied For the past two decades, engine development has increased exponentially driven largely by progressive emission standards, on the other hand, the development of clutches and transmissions is only driven by engineering innovation and competitive advantage. Technical Editor, Howard Shanks takes an in depth look…

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Kenworth K200 Active Cabin Entry Explained

Kenworth K200 Active Cabin Entry Explained Words and Photography by Howard Shanks Reliability, maintainability, availability and safety (RAMS) are four key attributes Huon Delivery Service owner, Johnathon Price, cites as critical features when he specifies new equipment. Their new fully optioned K200 easily ticked all those boxes as Howard Shanks discovered. Based in the picturesque…

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