Australia's leading automotive and speciality tool franchise company, Snap-on Tools, has adopted the Hino 300 Series trucks as the truck-of-choice for its new start-up franchise owners. Snap-on Tools has purchased more than 15 Hinos in the last 18 months and all have been specifically built into mobile sales vehicles for new franchisees.
South Australian-based Produce Carton Supplies has grown its business success in part on the back of three generations of medium duty UD Trucks. Their latest addition is a new generation Condor MK 11 250 which joins a Euro 4 model MK6 Plus and an early model MK235 which is affectionately nick-named ‘Under Dog’. The 14 pallet MK235 refuses to lie down and is closing in on 900,000 kilometres and still has its original engine, gearbox, clutch and diff. The Condor MK 11 250 was one of the first to be delivered to the country and is set up with a 10 pallet taut liner body.
Australia will be the first market to get Toyota’s new dual cab 70 Series LandCruiser range. Toyota says demand from the mining sector and others users who need a rugged vehicle, has promoted the dual cab’s development. The new LC79 double cab will be available in two levels; Workmate and GXL, but both will feature a 130 litre fuel tank, a 4.5 litre turbo-diesel V8 engine, a five-speed manual transmission, part-time 4x4 with a two-speed transfer case and a one tonne payload capacity.
JAC Trucks have now been launched in Australia.
Elders is hosting a massive auction of 136 vintage cars, utes, trucks and tractors in St George at the DK & RE Buchan yard at the Cnr Thallon Rd & Buchan Bypass, on site 10am Saturday 11th August.
If you are vintage transport and machinery enthusiast the chances are you have heard of brothers Robert and David Buchan who made a life in St George on the back of trucking, construction and cotton farming, amongst other endeavors.
Allison Transmission is now offering its transmissions exclusively in Freightliner’s natural gas vehicles, including the new Cascadia 113 Natural Gas day cab prime mover. It will be equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty engine and with Allison 4000 Series transmissions. Allison’s 3000 Series transmissions are also offered exclusive in Freightliner's M2 112 and 114SD vehicles with the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9L engine. Allison's fully automatic transmissions are integrated into the majority of natural gas-powered commercial truck units sold in the US.
The Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has now produced more than 200 million vehicles. It reached the milestone in June, some 76 years and 11 months after the first official Toyota, a Model G1 truck, was produced in August 1935 by Toyoda Automatic Loom Works Ltd's automotive department, which later became TMC. Placed end to end, the 200 million vehicles would stretch around the equator more than 22 times, using the 4.545-metre Corolla sedan as an average. It took TMC more than 50 years to produce its first 50-million vehicles, a milestone passed when Bob Hawke was Prime Minister in 1985.
South Australia’s Flinders Ranges Council has recently acquired an Isuzu FRR 600 for town maintenance work. The Flinders Ranges Council area covers 4000 square kilometres of outback towns, national parks and mountain ranges, from Mount Brown Creek to Arkaba and it has a huge network of roads. So there is always a lot to do. The new FRR 600 truck is fitted with a tipper body and joins another FRR 600 and an Isuzu Giga in the council’s diverse vehicle fleet.
To deliver the wide variety of supplies, Farmcraft a one-stop resource for those on the land, relies on a fleet of Isuzu trucks consisting of two NPR 200s, three FTR 900s and one FVZ 1400. The trucks work tirelessly and are on the road on a daily basis covering from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay to the southern Darling Downs. “Our most recent addition to the fleet was the Isuzu FTR 900 Long,” Farmcraft’s MD Alistair Ross said.
To help kick off its new financial year, Hino is offering big savings on a number of its popular 300 Series and 500 Series truck models. Hino’s ‘Ready, Set, Save’ sale is spearheaded by competitive pricing on six popular light and medium-duty variants as well as across the entire range. Hino Australia’s Alex Stewart said price was only part of the story when it comes to the Ready, Set, Save sale. “Current model Hinos offer customers a perfect mix of reliability, low cost of ownership and class-leading specification.” he said. The Ready, Set, Save sale ends on 30 September.