Kenworth Legend 900 #16

Kenworth Legend 900 – More than just a truck! There is no doubt that the limited-edition Kenworth Legend Series trucks are special. Special indeed! What makes them so special is often a simple story close to the owner’s heart … this is one of those stories … the story about Kenworth Legend 900 Number-16. When…

Reaping the Harvest

Wilson Pace Setter bottom dump trailer review Words and Photography by Howard Shanks A tough economy, increased regulation along with a national driver shortage has taken its toll on transport companies. For farmers, it means that good transport operators are charging more and are getting harder to find as Howard Shanks discovered. The situation has…

1973 Scania LB80 Restoration

1973 Scania LB80 Restoration Words and Photography by Howard Shanks The Scania LB80 4×2 introduced a new way of trucking with greater efficiencies, reliability and comfort in the early seventies. Four decades ago, Tasmanian based livestock transport operator Kerry Hingston purchased a 1973 LB80 that formed the back bone of his operation and it toiled…

New Scania Trucks Downunder.

New Scania Trucks Downunder Words by Howard Shanks. Photography by Howard Shanks & Scania Australia Our Technical Editor Howard Shanks was one of a few technical journalists selected to test-drive Scania’s New Truck Generation (NTG) family when they first arrived downunder. The NTG family comprising P-, G-, R- and S-series cabs, focuses on driver safety…

DAF CF85 510 operator review

DAF CF85 510 operator review When you’re regular daily route tackles the steep remote west coast of Tasmania, there are a couple of things you need in a truck; plenty of power, with good reliability along with sound back up service and that’s what Arnold’s Transport from Smithton are getting from their new DAF CF85…