Mack Trucks Old and New

Enthusiasts for Mack trucks old and new are posting up their favourite shots on Instagram. Diesel News has picked out a few highlights: A photo posted by Chris Read (@ctreadie) on May 12, 2016 at 12:49am PDT Old timers like this were part of the backbone of the trucking industry in Australia as in grew fast in the sixties and seventies: A photo posted by Kim Anlezark (@kimborickshaw) on Mar 29, 2015 at 4:31am PDT The modern Mack truck...

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Tri, Tri and Tri Again

It is one of the many things in which Australia leads the world, the tri-drive. Our remote areas, and their public roads have a large population of tri-drive prime movers, in world terms. Here is the latest first to hit the road, this time in the Pilbara. Fusion Contracting is now running this  214 tonne GCM rated Scania with twin steer and tri-drive pulling a quad axle super quad carting Iron Ore. With a payload of 150 tonnes being...

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No More Smoke and Mirrors

Truck launches have traditionally required loud rock music, along plenty of smoke machines and bright lights. Times are changing! This video  was made at the recent launch of the new F Series medium duty models from Isuzu. Apparently, the new thing is a high tech projection, with a completely white truck and background used along with an innovative design. One of the most eye-catching parts of the show is the way the truck receives a...

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Back in Time

Nothing here but pure nostalgia. This B-Model Mack is still running interstate and is shown in this beautifully realised video traveling through the Bendigo area. The truck dates from 1963 and is owned by Glenn Reedman, running a load from South West Victoria across to Ballina on the NSW Far North Coast. The Mack is now fitted with a Maxidyne 237 driving through a Quadbox. Originally owned by Norgate Transport in Townsville, the truck...

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In Love With V8s

What is it about the V8 and the Aussie trucking industry? There is something about the sound of a hard working V8 heading onto the highway, which makes any trucking enthusiast grab the camera and record the truck passing by. This video shows the love of one driver for his ageing, but in excellent condition, K100 fitted with a Caterpillar 3408 V8 engine.   Here is a classic Mack Superliner with the legendary V8 pulling out of the...

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Controlling the convertible

Even big boys like to play with trucks, but when the model is down to this scale (1:87)  it’s impossible to stay in lane, avoid hitting cars. However, here’s the same truck in reality and it seems a lot easier to control!   The madness of the burnout is not just the domain of, crazy Swede, Svempas who customised this 999 hp Scania convertible. There are plenty of other doughnutting trucks out there. Here’s a...

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