Shock Catalogue Extension

A manufacturer of shock absorbers, struts and cabin shocks is extending the range of products available in Australia. The Sachs commercial vehicle suspension ranges continue to grow, with the addition of a number of new product lines to the Australian market.   The update covers vehicles manufactured in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, with ZF Services committed to stocking all parts at its major distribution centres in...

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Road Friendly Suspension Review

A review of the technologies which can be used to test road friendly suspensions is underway, to improve in service testing. The review is being carried out by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) in conjunction with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).   According to ARRB, the survey of technologies can assist with measuring the performance of road friendly suspension systems or suspension...

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Flying Ford truck on display

This example of just how far a Ford truck can fly is not only spectacular but also demonstrates the lasting power of the old Ford models. Sadly the Ford brand disappeared back 1999 with the takeover of the company by Daimler. However, plenty examples of the brand are still plying their trade on our roads. Enduring trucks but not an enduring...

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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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