Looking After Your Wheel-ends

The Wheel End Security Technical Advisory Procedure (TAP) has been updated and the new TAP is available online. This advisory procedure provides best-practice advice and extensive technical information on every aspect of wheel security, covering the types of wheels used, removal and installation procedures, checking the wheel assembly and manufacturer torque recommendations.   A wheel off can be defined as the separation of a...

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144 tonnes on 10 axles

Getting this much mass on just ten axles is quite a feat. Regulations and safety concerns, as well as infrastructure capacity usually makes operators go for more axles to spread the mass out better. This truck is also doing it with just 540 hp from the 16 litre engine, and working in snow and ice conditions, not a bad effort at all!   Here in Australia we like a lot more axles and a lot more power. This truck and trailer set have...

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A new York launches at the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show

Global axle and suspension manufacturer, York Transport Equipment, has chosen the back drop of the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show to unveil its brand new message with a revamped corporate identity and communications strategy for the Australian market. The new look and direction compliments the refocused strategic direction following the 100% acquisition by world-leading automotive company, Tata Group, in 2012. The rebrand is a result of...

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The Expanding Empire of Fuwa KHitch

  The coming together of two companies always poses an element of risk. Yet when a Chinese manufacturer and an engineering expert from Perth united to form Fuwa KHitch (FKH), the fusion produced one of the strongest entities in the transport component business. And as PATRICK O’BRIEN discovered, while China and Australia are becoming increasingly linked economically, at FKH the bonds start with the people at the top. A perfect...

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