Planning an Oil Delivery System

When you’re planning an oil delivery system you are looking for the ideal lubrication system for your workshop, there are a host of design challenges to take into account. A comprehensive fit-out of a lubrication delivery system for a workshop will incorporate oil and grease transfer pumps and guns, hose reels, metered and non-metered control valves, fluid dispensing products, evacuation products, in-line meters, automatic lubrication...

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Small Commercial Vehicle Workshop

Running a small commercial vehicle workshop designed to cater for vans brings a different set of issues to the usual workshop manager, Diesel Workshop talked to a busy workshop in central Melbourne handling Renault vans. Essendon Renault is one of the biggest Renault dealers in Australia and the top seller of commercial vehicles for the French brand. As a result of the growth in van sales for the operation over the past ten years, the...

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Difficulty Scheduling Jobs

A lot of the tasks in a workshop are driven by the need to repair something which has gone wrong, creating difficulty scheduling jobs. At Wakefield Trucks, based in the northern Adelaide suburb of Salisbury, next to the major freight routes heading for Port Augusta and Mildura, most of the time jobs are only scheduled for two days out. Often the timetable for the following day is set by the phone calls that morning. “As soon as we...

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System Alerts Simplified

Hummingbird Electronics’ new 16-channel customisable audio alert system aims to make the driver’s job easier by replacing the numerous warning lights, symbols and buzzers on a truck dashboard with clear audible instructions that announce exactly what has triggered the alarm, without any interpretations or symbol translations required. “There are a lot of parts to a truck and trailer that will send a warning when attention is required,...

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Steady Flow of New Technicians

A steady flow of new technicians is helping Wakefield Trucks, based in the northern Adelaide suburb of Salisbury next to the major freight routes heading for Port Augusta and Mildura. A lot of mixed fleets get all of their trucks serviced with Wakefield Trucks. However, the majority are North American product, where a lot of the skills and techniques are interchangeable across the brands. South Australia is tough on trucks. They are...

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Clear Modification Guidelines

As a Code of Practice, VSB6 has set out clear modification guidelines on how to modify trucks. Now, times have changed and the code is being renewed, and Diesel News has been looking at the changes. For many involved in the trucking industry, the concept of VSB6 is just something quoted when changes to a truck may compromise safety down the track. As a guide to how to modify a truck without weakening the structure, deceasing safety or...

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