The Australian requirements for a prime mover on Aussie roads are unlike those anywhere else in the world. We are also a relatively small prime mover market in the greater scheme of things, but every truck manufacturer likes to have a photo in their boardroom of their prime mover hauling a road train on a dusty red road in Australia’s outback. It infers ruggedness, durability and strength.
The SAF-Holland Group will present the latest technology for intelligent trailers at the Brisbane Truck Show. With the SAF-Holland Group now including industry brand names such as SAF, Holland, Neway, V.Orlandi and York, there is much to see and talk about.
Renault EZ-Flex is an experimental electric and connected vehicle designed for local deliveries, that is both compact and agile. It was created and designed for sustainable mobility and delivery efficiency in urban areas.
At a major unveiling at WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA last week, two new zero emission heavy-duty trucks landed on stage from Nikola Motor Company, branded Nikola Two and Nikola Tre.
Cummins is continuing in its pursuit of the best possible fuel economy harnessed with optimum driveability and performance from its X15 engine in both the current Euro-5 and future Euro-6 guises. Paul Matthei was invited to experience the down-speeding of each engine variant from the driver’s chair on a return run from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle.
At the upcoming truck show in Brisbane the Iveco stand will extensively feature trucks with Euro 6 engines across its light, medium and heavy duty weight categories, including several that will be on public display in Australia for the first time.
Following on from the success of UD Trucks’ New Quon, launched in 2017, UD launches the eight litre Quon in the lead up to the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show. The new addition to the Quon range comes after a positive reception for the 11-litre Quon in the Australian media.
The new T610 1400mm aero roof sleeper is a new bigger sleeper from Kenworth. It completes the T610 range, the 1400mm sleeper cab option is suitable for a variety of applications from single trailers to road trains and has been designed and engineered in Australia.
Leading global truck technology manufacturer ZF will show the latest iteration of the world’s most advanced truck transmission at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. Displayed for the first time in Australia at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show, ZF’s TraXon modular transmission has been further enhanced with the addition of an optional GPS-based predictive maintenance function.
Although there are a lot of changes in the new Hino 500 standard cab and when compared to it’s predecessor, there are two major items which stand out. These are the features which are going to push the Hino medium duty truck closer to the top of many shopping lists.