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News and events for Inland Truck Centres Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga, and Griffith.

New Truck Delivery IOR T659

Sommer Denning - Wednesday, August 26, 2020

 

New Truck Delivery for IOR petroleum - 165 Tonne Kenworth T659.

This truck is destined for life in the Northern Territory, based in Katherine. It will spend its days as a tipple road train combo supporting fuel supply for some of the most remote and demanding environments in Australia!
Built to IOR specifications, this versatile T659 offers supreme performance combined with comfort and safety.

Inland Truck Centre would like to thank the IOR team for their continued support of the Kenworth Product by custom building this truck with us.

Truck sold by Chris McDevitt.

Buy a DAF and support cancer research

Bianca De Marco - Monday, August 17, 2020
With every DAF purchased during August, DAF Trucks Australia will donate $250 to Cancer Council to help bring us closer to a cancer free future.
For more information visit

T909 – TRADITIONAL ALL-ROUNDER

Bianca De Marco - Monday, August 10, 2020

Kenworth’s tradition of classic styling continues with the T909 and is versatile enough to operate in almost any application from logging to livestock, especially where fuel capacity and front axle weight is critical.

Whether in single trailer or multi-trailer road train configuration, on highway or the roughest outback track, the T909 has been designed, engineered and built in Australia to deliver unmatched performance in the harshest possible conditions. The T909 is available in a 6×4 and 8×6 configuration.

For more Information on the T909 Click on the link below or contact our Sales Team

https://www.kenworth.com.au/trucks/t909/



Australian-Made

Bianca De Marco - Monday, August 03, 2020

AUSTRALIAN-MADE

We have some of the most demanding road conditions in the world, with many trucks in Australia travelling vast distances on corrugated roads, through billowing dust and extreme heat and humidity.  Australian trucks can also haul more than three times heavier loads than trucks in other parts of the world.

To meet these challenges a truck needs to be reliable and tough enough to stand the test of time, while providing operators with a safe and comfortable environment.

Kenworths work harder for longer, because each truck is purpose designed for its intended task, then manufactured to those exacting specifications with uncompromising quality, at our world-class production facility in the Melbourne suburb of Bayswater.

Depending on the model and specification, a Kenworth truck comprises around 60 percent Australian-owned resources and our supply chain includes over 70 Australian suppliers located across nearly 300 local sites, the majority are Australian-owned companies located in the Melbourne region.

Supported by PACCAR’s global strength and services, and with the backing of an extensive dealer network, Kenworth delivers the right truck for you and your environment.

To learn more about what is behind the badge click on the link below

https://www.kenworth.com.au/australian-made/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92136687&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_BPkyb0ww8gAsF-aHckKjxl9fA8BRgnmJj0902mX2pBjqvSmkcrQV-xxJb7Z21fQyW0_Yuh-5owhmuKn-8rovU7fYX-ad4ZA6ove9AuvFaBgq6xLI&utm_content=92136687&utm_source=hs_email


 

KEEP OUR COUNTRY MOVING AND MAKE YOUR KENWORTH DREAM A REALITY

Bianca De Marco - Monday, July 27, 2020

The Federal Government has announced measures to boost the economy. There are several parts to the stimulus package, one of which is directly related to buying a Kenworth. Now is the time to make your Kenworth dream a reality!

Who is eligible and how do these incentives work?
Businesses with aggregated turnover of less than $500m.

How does the Government’s stimulus package mean I can buy a Kenworth?
The Business Investment Incentive is a temporary business investment allowance for eligible businesses to purchase new trucks. The new truck needs to have been acquired after 12 March 2020 and first used or installed by 30 June 2021. This will allow businesses an additional 50% accelerated depreciation deduction in the first year.#

Contact your local Kenworth dealer to get a quote now!

This should not be considered as tax advice. Please seek your own independent advice to determine eligibility and talk to your financial advisor.
# Assets that are eligible include new trucks that can be depreciated under Division 40 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Normal depreciation schedules apply after year one.
** This is an example only. Consult professional financial advice for selecting the appropriate depreciation model.

DAF- Spackys Super Sucker

Sommer Denning - Friday, April 06, 2018

SPACKY’S SUCKER TRUCK

Almost a decade ago, Todd Spackman embarked on a career specialising in the servicing of septic waste systems. His repair and care operation employs a new DAF LF series ‘vacuum truck’ to clean up the mixture of sludge and slurries.

Todd Spackman is a salt-of-the-earth, 40-something family guy who often laughs off his occupation of pumping sewerage from septic tanks. On the back of his vacuum tank, a cartoon depicts Yosemite Sam with his guns drawn and the caption: “Back her up, I ain’t hauling milk!”

Spacky’s Septic Service, based in the township of Harden, New South Wales, began in 2011 when Todd discovered a local septic service business for sale.

Like many rural Australian towns, there’s frequently little choice when it comes to eking out a living. However, over the course of Todd’s life, he’s been a carpenter, an excavator operator, a signalman on the railways, a truckie, and a workman laying concrete sleepers to upgrade train lines.

These jobs kept Todd away from the family for long stretches. Determined to spend more time with his wife Jodi and their three children, Todd packed up his working life as a contractor, moved back home to Harden, and ‘went out on a limb’ to collect, transport, and dispose of sewerage.

As Todd unashamedly reminds us, “You can’t have a weak nose in this business.”

Today, Todd plays a key role servicing septic systems, covering a 100km regional radius around Harden. His complex occupation involves tank cleaning, removing waste for councils, ridding of grease traps, fixing sewer chokes before spillages occur, re-strapping business blocks and portable ablutions, and pumping tanks on semi-rural properties amongst the outskirts of towns.

He accomplishes all this with the means of his LF280 DAF, purchased mid-2017 from Inland Truck Centres at Wagga Wagga.

He bought the truck prior to celebrating his 50th birthday, thinking that he would like to spend the next chapter of his working life in comfort. “Like me, my previous truck was getting a bit old and rough around the edges,” he laughs.

As well as being comfortable, the LF truck proved to be a vehicle with generous fuel economy and one that could handle the trappings around septic tanks, giving Todd the capability to integrate his application requirements with other body builders.

“We built this truck to incorporate the vacuum tank, which was manufactured by Vorstrom in Warrick, Queensland,” Todd explains. “They previously fitted these tanks on DAF trucks with great results, which got me looking into the nitty-gritty of this combination which had already been proven. The unit is top gear – it’s smooth and very adaptive.”

“The LF sleeper is bigger than what I’ve been used to in terms of cab size but it’s user-friendly, easy to keep clean, and very quiet. It was more about fuel savings and manoeuvrability of the cabover which were big selling features for me. A lot of my work involves tight spaces around yards and because septic tanks are usually constructed to be hidden, I found myself in some tricky situations until I got the DAF.”

The heavy-duty chassis was shortened from the standard 6.25 metre length to a wheelbase of 4.5 metres to incorporate Todd’s 4-metre vacuum tank, which can carry up to 8,000 litres (2-3 septic tanks per load).

The single axle design is rated at GVM 18 tonnes and as Todd points out, he made the decision to purchase a heavier truck based on safer work methods and variable road restrictions.

“With the tank I chose I ended up purchasing the bigger truck to give me a bit more wriggle room, and it’s been real steady. I needed something with a bit more capacity because the RTA regulations for this axle configuration limits me to 15 ½ tonnes in New South Wales, where in Queensland and Victoria I can carry up to 16 ½ tonnes.”

Underneath the LF cabover, the 280Hp/210Kw engine works effortlessly through the undulating countryside where Todd does the majority of his driving.

“It’s well powered and lovely to drive when it comes to handling on bitumen, and when I’m out in paddocks, the traction control kicks in nicely.”

The PACCAR GR 6 cylinder, turbo intercooled, 6.7 litre engine works effortlessly (when it’s just off idle) in order to power the independent hydraulic motor, which drives the high-pressure pump designed to thrust and suck the waste collections in a range of situations.

“It’s more power than I have ever had or needed and it handles everything, no worries at all,” he declares.

Todd plans to also purchase a single axle dog trailer, as he is determined to expand his service and get more use from the LF280 18T.

“I’m no plumber but with 280Hp I can also cart around the excavator and do earth works for plumbers, and that allows me to offer more of a complete package with my septic installations,” he proudly states.

Todd services the rig at Inland Truck Centres, located in Wagga Wagga every 25,000kms. Between oil changes and extended service periods, Todd says the DAF has been a real cost saver.

“Even with 280Hp, it’s cheap to run. The crew at Wagga have been great to deal with. They take care of everything for me and they’re a real friendly group – it’s a very personalised and quality service.”

Over the last decade PACCAR has built relationships with customers like Todd based on reliable back-up and servicing. At the point of sale, a big advantage for Todd was the PACCAR nationwide parts network.

“A while ago, I broke the Perspex sun visor when I clipped an eagle. It was only a matter of a day or two and PACCAR got the part in for me. I’m located between Orange and Wagga Wagga so it’s is a real bonus to have that network behind my business.”

Despite not being the most desirable of vocations, Todd has stuck with his profession for over seven years to create a viable business. Nowadays, he gets to spend more time with his family and he even drives the DAF down to the river to make use of the sleeper cab when he goes fishing overnight.

“I’ve got the flashiest crap carter in town,” he chuckles. “In all seriousness though, it lets me be who I am, and gives me the lifestyle I want to have.”

Source: http://www.daf.com.au/2018/04/06/spackys-sucker-truck/

DAF - International Truck of the Year 2018

Sommer Denning - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

 

DAF’s New CF and XF Named Joint International Truck of the Year 2018 Winner

DAF’s New CF and XF ranges have been jointly crowned International Truck of the Year 2018 at the Solutrans Commercial Vehicle Show in Lyon, France.

With a winning score of 104 votes, the trucks beat the Iveco Stralis NP 460 (96 votes) and the Scania XT (59 votes) into second and third places.

The jury of 23 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists from across Europe praised the trucks’ improved drivelines, which feature optimised MX-11 and MX-13 engines, the latest ZF TraXon 12-speed automated gearbox and new DAF rear axles.

These together deliver improved driveability, greater fuel efficiency and seamless gear-changing characteristics.

Numerous energy-efficient features include improved combustion, engine down-speeding, intelligent auxiliaries, driveline component integration, enhanced predictive features and weight reductions.

“There’s certainly a lot more to this truck than a new sun visor and grille,” said CM editor and UK jury member Will Shiers.

The Iveco Daily Blue Power was named International Van of the Year 2018, with the manufacturer praised for producing a range of highly sustainable light commercials with a choice of powertrains that reduce operators’ environmental impact.

The range, which includes electric, CNG and Euro-6 Real Driving Emissions options, scored 113 votes, with the new Ford Transit Custom coming in second place with 79 votes.

The other podium place went to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ latest gas-powered Caddy TGI model.

“The Daily Blue Power range puts together the main and viable solutions to reduce the environmental impact of LCVs in urban and suburban operations,” said one of the judges.

In the final category, the Volkswagen Amarok V6 took the International Pick-up Award 2018.

“Jury members adjudged the Amarok V6 to be the best all-rounder in a very close-run competition.

It scored 56 points with its new German rival, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class achieving 50 marks, and the current Toyota Hilux not too far behind on 41 points,” said Jarlath Sweeney, chairman of the International Pick-up jury.

 

Source:

http://www.daf.com.au/2017/11/23/dafs-new-cf-and-xf-named-joint-international-truck-of-the-year-2018-winner/

Paccar Delaer of the Month - March 2018

Sommer Denning - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Inland Truck Centres Wagga Wagga has been named the Paccar Dealer of the Month for March 2018!

Congratulations to all of the team at Wagga.

Click the photo below for the full story! 

 

source:http://www.paccar.com.au/2018/02/28/paccar-dealer-of-the-month-inland-truck-centre-kenworth-daf-wagga-wagga-march-2018/

 

Legend 900 Kenworth’s most successful heritage model to date

Bianca De Marco - Monday, July 17, 2017

Kenworth’s special edition ‘Legend 900’ model, which premiered at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, has been sold more than 250 times during a one-day sale event last week.

Combining modern technology with limited edition features and a uniquely Kenworth heritage feel, the Legend 900 is the second historic tribute model after the Legend 950, which was released in 2015.

It is inspired by the T900 Kenworth introduced in 1991, which in turn referenced the brand’s legendary W-model.

“Built to revive the character of the American-style long bonneted truck, the T900 showcased its own elegance and class and all that was attractive in the much-sought-after W-model,” Kenworth reminisced when unveiling the replica version.

Building on that ‘dual’ legacy, the Legend 900 turned out to be a veritable crowd magnet in Brisbane. Boasting the traditional split windscreen, side-mounted exhausts with a wraparound cover and the original flat dash layout – as well as all the traditional Kenworth, Cummins and Eaton Fuller badges – Kenworth said the ‘pull’ of the Legend 900 directly translated into sales a month later.

While the Legend 950 model was limited to 75 units, however, the Legend 900 went to market with a different strategy – it was sold for one day only on Monday, 26 June, with no limit to overall volume.

According to Kenworth, sales came in in a steady stream, with some customers requesting specific production numbers to suit special occasions in their companies’ history. The result is a one-off 250+ production run, making the Legend 900 the company’s most successful replica model to date.

“The common thread carried through the Legend Series models is the compelling combination of the latest technology for safer, cleaner and more productive operation, with iconic design features that help many enduring memories live on,” explained Brad May, Director Sales and Marketing at PACCAR Australia.

“Not only does the Legend 900 symbolise the Kenworth spirit, it celebrates the long history of manufacturing in Australia and some of the legends that have been along for the ride.”

May also revealed that the first Legend 900 has been named “Steady” in honour of Allan “Steady” Stead, one of Kenworth’s longest-serving employees who dedicated his working life to improving the product for customers all around Australia.

Source: primemovermag.com.au

http://www.primemovermag.com.au/news/article/legend-900-kenworths-most-successful-heritage-model-to-date?utm_source=CRT+News&utm_campaign=720f1162bb-CRT_News_26_5_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e4236cba80-720f1162bb-59720981

Limited Edition LEGEND 900

Bianca De Marco - Friday, June 09, 2017

ON SALE FOR ONE DAY ONLY 26TH JUNE 2017

To help secure your limited edition LEGEND 900 contact our sales team.

KENWORTH LEGEND 900

Modelled on the legendary W-model and introduced in 1991, the T900 with its classic look and style was designed with the versatility to operate in almost any application and tough enough to stand up to the harsh Australian conditions.  Built to revive the character of the American-style long bonneted truck, theT900 though not the spitting image of its much loved predecessor the W900AR, showcased its own elegance and class and all that was attractive in the much sought after W-model. Although it has been many years since production, the T900 has never faded and is reborn with the release of the Legend 900.

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