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  • Scania G480

    Scania G480

    In a time where commercial vehicle design sees more and more customisation, it’s almost refreshing to see a manufacturer do all of the hard work and make the major decisions to arrive at a truck and dog combination that is ready to go to work.

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  • Fuso Canter

    Fuso Canter

    The truck rental industry has become a major target market for truck OEMs in Australia. Some Fuso dealers now offer a turnkey rental package of the popular Canter model.

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  • Euro VI engine

    Euro VI engine

    The much talked-about Euro VI emission standard is unlikely to be mandated in Australia until at least the end of the decade. But some transport businesses are already making the leap. Prime Mover found out why.

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  • Western Star 4800FXC

    Western Star 4800FXC

    The 4800FXC is probably the most versatile model in Western Star’s line-up as it can do anything from single trailer to road train work. Prime Mover puts it to the test on the Pacific Highway.

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  • Cat CT630S & CT630SC

    Cat CT630S & CT630SC

    After almost half a decade in the Australian market, Cat Trucks has left the start-up phase behind and is challenging established OEMs with a new, B-double rated model range. Can it help Cat reach the next phase of brand maturity?

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  • Mack Super-Liner

    Mack Super-Liner

    The Mack Super-Liner is chewing up market share in interstate line‑haul as well as in the heavy haulage and PBS market. Prime Mover's test drive showed that despite an abundance of power, this Bulldog is surprisingly tamed and gentle.

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  • Iveco Powerstar 6400

    Iveco Powerstar 6400

    Relying on good old Aussie ingenuity, Iveco has turned the cab of a forward control European truck into a conventional for the Australian market.

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  • Western Star 4700SB

    Western Star 4700SB

    Introduced in late 2013, the Western Star 4700SB is the newest truck in the manufacturer’s Australian line up. Prime Mover found it to be a vocational truck that is also happy on the highway.

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  • Hino 300 Series

    Hino 300 Series

    Using an automatic gearbox where the competition is opting for automated manual transmissions, Hino’s 300 Series tipper has found its niche in the market.

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  • Fuso Heavy

    Fuso Heavy

    The latest Fuso Heavy range has become a beneficiary of the brand’s Daimler parentage, with the availability of a proven Mercedes-Benz derived engine and automated transmission complementing the driveability of the big Fusos.

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  • Cat CT 610

    Cat CT 610

    The Cat CT 610 represents the next generation of trucks designed by the yellow-engine brand. Prime Mover took it out for a day on the road.

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  • Freightliner Argosy

    Freightliner Argosy

    Running a Freightliner Argosy fitted with a Roadranger side by side with one using the Ultrashift Plus option gave Prime Mover a chance to gauge what an AMT can and cannot do for you.

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