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Farmhaul’s 50th Kenworth hits the road

Rural haulage firm, Farmhaul, has taken delivery of its 50th Kenworth – a roadtrain spec T909 – that will see service in livestock haulage along the eastern seaboard.

Kenworth trucks have been the mainstay of the company headquartered at Pittsworth near Toowoomba that was founded in 2007.

There are currently 32 Kenworths in the fleet comprising a mix of T659 and T909 conventionals.

Kenworth dealer Brown and Hurley Toowoomba has delivered all of Farmhaul’s 50 Kenworths since 2007, and according to Salesman Angus Short, the business has grown exponentially in the last six years.

“We delivered Farmhaul’s 10th Kenworth in 2014 and they have really expanded the business since then,” said Angus Short, who started with Brown and Hurley in 2015 and has personally sold Farmhaul 32 new Kenworths.

“Farmhaul is a really good customer of ours – they keep each truck for four years and around 700,000km so the regular turnover means they are buying a steady number of new units,” he said. 

The latest T909 is powered by a Cummins X15 engine rated at 600hp feeding through an 18-speed Roadranger manual transmission to Meritor axles and is set up for the livestock haulage side of the business.

Other features include a 50” integrated sleeper, factory-fitted roadtrain spec five-post bull bar and auto greasing system.

With a 130 tonne Gross Combination Mass (GCM) rating, the new unit will be primarily used to haul cattle in triple roadtrains and other multi-combinations in the eastern side of the country.

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