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  • Volvo Tour De Force 2011

    Volvo Tour De Force 2011

    Volvo Trucks Australia has put its model range on the road with Tour De Force 2011 covering Australia, led by flagship truck the FH16 700 and visiting dealerships in many areas.

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  • Cat CT 610 and CT 630

    Cat CT 610 and CT 630

    The new Cat trucks have arrived and Prime Mover took the opportunity to take the two new models for a drive, Tim Giles reports.

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  • Euro 5 Volvo FH 16

    Euro 5 Volvo FH 16

    Hauling a fully loaded B-double is the basic task for many trucks out on the highway, Tim Giles tests the latest Euro 5 Volvo FH 16 prime mover out on the roads of Queensland.

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  • Hino 700 Series

    Hino 700 Series

    The new automated manual transmission fitted to the Hino 700 Series is given the once over for Prime Mover by Tim Giles as he takes the truck down the New England Highway from Brisbane to Sydney.

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  • Scania R 560

    Scania R 560

    Tim Giles takes the Scania R 560 from Perth to Melbourne to see how it handles a bit of long-distance outback highway.

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  • UD PK Auto

    UD PK Auto

    The introduction of new automatic gearboxes onto urban delivery vehicles in recent years has revolutionised life for the urban delivery driver. This month Tim Giles tests the UD PK Auto.

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  • UD GW 470 Auto

    UD GW 470 Auto

    Fitting an Eaton Autoshift gearbox to a UD prime mover brings together two known quantities. Tim Giles takes a GW 470 Auto out for a simulated delivery run to NSW's Central Coast.

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  • Hino 300 Series tipper

    Hino 300 Series tipper

    Tim Giles test drives a factory built Hino 300 Series tipper with a fully automatic gearbox and a specification level unheard of several years ago but now available in the most basic of trucks.

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  • Isuzu CNG Powered Trucks

    Isuzu CNG Powered Trucks

    Isuzu now has its range of CNG powered trucks on the road. Tim Giles takes a selection of the new models through the streets of Melbourne.

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  • Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles

    Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles

    Western Star Trucks Australia Pty Ltd (WSTA), importers and distributers of Western Star Trucks, MAN trucks and buses, and Foton Trucks, is introducing a new brand of commercial truck to Australia that is aimed squarely at the refuse market – Dennis Eagle Commercial Vehicles.

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  • Scania Technology Enhancements

    Scania Technology Enhancements

    The evolutionary philosophy behind the development of Scania trucks started with the release of the R Series in 2004. Now, six years on, we see another step with state-of-the-art technology and targeted design change in the evolution of the Scania range.

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  • Isuzu Giga CXZ Rigid Tipper

    Isuzu Giga CXZ Rigid Tipper

    New technology is on the increase in tipper and dog work with more and more being developed in a sector that has traditionally been accustomed to utilising simpler equipment.

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