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Burdett’s bolsters fleet for new partnership

Melbourne-based bulk haulage specialist, Burdett's, has expanded its operations, adding new equipment to its fleet for a new service partnership with horticulture materials manufacturer, Van Schaik's Bio Gro.

According to Burdett's Group Managing Director, Andrew Burdett, the transport company will be running the Victorian section of Bio Gro's transport operations, hauling raw materials such as growing and mulching mediums, soil amendments and biological growth stimulants.

"It is proving to be a great partnership with another proudly family owned, Australian company," Burdett said.

To carry out the work, Burdett's has purchased three high volume B-double tipper combinations with a 130m3 capacity from Bio Gro, and upgraded two prime movers to new Mack Superliners from CMV Truck and Bus in Dandenong.

The new Burdett's Superliners run on the MP10 engine, boasting 685hp and 2,300 lb-ft torque, and are among the first to be commissioned with the new Mack air suspension, disc brakes and the new Mack 2370 axle.

"The new suspension gives us a better ride quality and for the first time we have a full Mack drivetrain from bumper to bumper," said Burdett.

"We've always bought our Macks from CMV Dandenong, which understands our bulk haulage task and helps us make sure we get the right gear to get the job done.

"We will be upgrading more of our trailers over the next month with new high volume B-doubles to keep pace with Bio Gro's growing business."

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