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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ScreedPro’s Innovative Scania P380

ScreedPro’s Innovative Scania P380 Words and photography by Howard Shanks ScreedPro’s new Scania NTG P380 is pumping more than just tiling screed to building and constructions sites around the country, their unique custom-made pump truck is eliminating deadly silica dust and greatly reducing production costs and time while enhancing safety in the workplace. West Australian…

Kenworth T410’s Winning Edge

Kenworth T410’s Winning Edge Words and Photography by Howard Shanks Every premiership winning football team has at least one multipurpose utility player on their side. Successful winning transport companies, like premiership winning football teams, have at least one multipurpose utility truck in their fleet, Kenworth’s new T410 is certainly ticking all the boxes as the…

Expanding Harvest Fleet

Expanding Harvest Fleet Words and Photography by Howard Shanks Growing grain and lots of it is what they do best in far north-west New South Wales, however with variable rainfall over the past few years it has highlighted the economic and environmental fragility of broadacre farming systems. We asked Howard Shanks to investigate one lot…