Trucking In The Blood
Mar29

Trucking In The Blood

Barry Garousse grew up with trucking in the blood. He and his partner Lisa run Garousse Refrigerated, a successful small fleet hauling an eclectic mix of general, refrigerated and dry powder freight. After starting with one truck and trailer 14 years ago, the business has grown organically and now comprises a fleet of 10 trucks and 14 trailers. “I grew up around trucks, Dad and Mum owned trucks from the time I was six,” Barry...

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Repairing Automatic Transmissions
Mar29

Repairing Automatic Transmissions

As the name suggests, Heavy Automatics is an Allison distributor specialising in supplying, servicing and repairing automatic transmissions. Diesel Workshop spoke with Alex Richards, Workshop Manager at the Brisbane branch. Heavy Automatics was established by Ron Neville and Claude Dalese in 1990 at Wingfield in South Australia. Having previously worked together at a workshop operation where customer service was not a high priority,...

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Canter 4×4 Gets Street Cred Back
Mar15

Canter 4×4 Gets Street Cred Back

After the return of the two-speed transfer case, Canter 4×4 gets street cred back. On the previous iteration of this model Fuso had decided it was something it and its Canter customers could live without. Obviously unimpressed with the concept of a Canter ‘softroader’, the moans of disappointment from Aussie Fuso dealers and their clientele over this seemingly misguided decision were apparently loud enough to be heard in Japan,...

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Baby Of The Bunch
Mar08

Baby Of The Bunch

Diesel News got a chance at test driving N Series models released by Isuzu. The first cab off the rank is baby of the bunch, an NLR 45-150 fitted with a van body. Outward appearance is little changed over the previous N Series, with new badge work and larger turn signal repeaters on the doors being the most visible difference. For more than a decade the N Series cab has been a great example of functionality and space efficiency with...

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Permanent All-Wheel Drive System
Mar01

Permanent All-Wheel Drive System

Available in both single and dual cab configurations with GVM ratings of 4,495 and 5,500 kg and a towing capacity of 3,500 kg, the Iveco Daily 4×4 has a permanent all-wheel drive system dividing the power 32/68 per cent between front and rear axles. Dimensions include a 3,400 mm wheelbase, 2,600 mm overall height and 5,420 mm overall length. Importantly for a 4×4, front and rear track widths are identical at 1,670 mm while...

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