Custom Kenworth T909

Way down a muddy dirt road on the wild west coast of Tasmania is the last place you’d expect to see glistening chrome and polished stainless steel reflecting from a T909 grill. But Adrian Cassidy is a workin’ man, and so is his immaculate 9OH and Lusty 4×4 deck widener.  The bright flashing amber LED…

How Cummins PT Fuel pump works

How Cummins PT Fuel System works Little did farm boy, Clessie Cummins, from Indiana, realise his innovative invention of his technological advanced (for the time) PT fuel injection system in the early fifties would revolutionise diesel engine economy, efficiency and reliability. Nor did he ever envisage that it would endure seven decades of production. Cummins…

How a truck DPF works

In trucking terms, the acronym DPF refers to the Diesel Particulate Filter used in the exhaust system of trucks built after 2009. Its purpose is to trap the particulate matter or soot produced from the engine and prevent it (down to 1-micron) from exiting the exhaust pipe. A poorly maintained or blocked PDF will cause…

How to drive an 18-Speed Roadranger

How to drive an Eaton 18-Speed Roadranger Eaton’s 18-Speed Roadranger Driver’s Instruction manual available for download at end of article.  Driving a constant mesh transmission like a 13-speed or 15-speed Roadranger transmission correctly used to be a fundamental part of truck driving, and old school truck drivers took great pride in the way they swapped…

Kenworth Legend T950

The sale of all 75 Limited Edition Legend 950 Kenworths, a model known for its tenacious appetite for hard work and unprecedented reliability in rugged Australian conditions, in a little under 48 hours clearly demonstrated how passionate Kenworth enthusiasts were about a model that played a significant role in the growth of many of their…