Buyer Beware – Volvo trucks Not so Australian Made!

Buyer Beware –  Volvo trucks Not so Australian Made! Images supplied Images supplied to Roadtrains.com.au this week confirm rumours that Volvo Trucks are fully importing vehicles into Australia. What’s wrong with that you may ask? After all Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz, Western Star, Scania and host of Japanese manufacturers all do it. Yes, but what those manufacturers…

How to Manually Release Truck Brakes

How to Manually Release Truck Brakes or cage brakes Words and Illustrations by Howard Shanks In certain emergency situations, for instance, when an air brake system failure has happened and you need to move your truck to a safe position you may need to manually release the brakes to enable the vehicle to be moved.…

How to change 10-stud truck wheels

How to change 10-stud truck wheels Words and Photography by Howard Shanks Changing a 10-Stud wheel on the side of the road is one of those inherent unpleasant tasks that occasionally requires doing when we’d least expect or like, nevertheless if performed correctly the inconvenience to your journey can be minimised. Before commencing any tyre…

How to raise and lower a Kenworth K200 Cabin

How to raise and lower a Kenworth K200 Cabin To Raise the cab Park the vehicle on a level surface to secure proper hook and latch alignment. 2. Apply the park brake. 3. Secure or remove all loose items in the cab and luggage compartments. Close all doors. 4. Check the clearance above and ahead…

How to raise and lower the cabin of a Freightliner Argosy

Freightliner’s Gary Wheatly demonstrates how to raise and lower the cabin of a Freightliner Argosy in this short walk-around tour of their cabover flagship. 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…

How to operate an EzyRider premium air-suspension seat

How to operate an EzyRider premium air-suspension seat fitted in Freightliner Century and Argosy models EzyRider premium air-suspension seats are now standard equipment on Freightliner Century Class and Argosy trucks. EzyRider has superior ride and support characteristics, wider seat and back cushions, and controls that enable drivers to dial in their preferred seat position on…