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Mercedes-Benz Arocs - One Year On And Going Strong!

It’s been a year since we saw the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz New Dimension Truck range: the Actros, Arocs, Atego, and Econic to New Zealand. One of the early adopters of the new Arocs and first to put it into the logging industry is Leon Edge of Northern Linehaul Ltd.  Leon bought his Arocs 3263L 8x4 with OM473 Inline 6, Euro 5, 630Hp, 460Kw, 3000Nm, 15.6L engine, and a large sleeper cab, in mid-2017.  Over the last year Leon has put it to the test contracting to Rotorua Forest Hau...

June 7, 2018

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Awarded Five Stars for Safety

Stuttgart. With five stars, the new X-Class has been awarded the highest possible score in the independent safety test "Euro NCAP Test". The  Mercedes-Benz pickup impressed in the categories of occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and assistance systems. The X-Class owes this result above all to its especially sturdy body with high-strength passenger cell and a structure with front and rear ends capable of absorbing energy through selective deformation as well as with an exc...

November 30, 2017

The New Mercedes-Benz X-Class – A Close Encounter With What’s To Come!

It was an overwhelming few days for Trucks & Trailers Vijay Chhagn, who recently took out a top Mercedes-Benz Van salesman prize that landed him in Austria at the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Global Training Experience Centre.  Here Vijay spent five days getting close and personal with the first of a new kind of Ute, due to hit the New Zealand market in early 2018.  He is one of the first in the world to see and test drive the X-Class and it’s fair to say he’s now more excited than ever a...

November 30, 2017

Freightliner Argosy and dual purpose drop - side tipper, a perfect combination for Riordan & West

There’s no ignoring Riordan & West Transports latest addition, a Freightliner Argosy with drop-sided tipper trailer built by Domett. The trailer sides fold in and are strapped to one end to create a flatbed trailer for dual-purpose use. It’s the second of these combination units to be added to Dave West’s fleet, replacing a 2009 Argosy that had covered just over one million kilometers for the company. The new Argosy’s 90-inch sleeper cab fitted with a TV makes comfortable accommodation f...

October 11, 2017

Mercedes-Benz 4x4 Revolutionising the Groundspread Industry

It’s a familiar site seeing a Wealleans Groundspread 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Atego or Axor rolling over the hills of the Waikato or Bay of Plenty countryside.  The introduction of the modern high horse power 4x4 Mercedes-Benz models has revolutionised the Wealleans business and Groundspread industry according to Shane Wealleans, Managing Director.   “The Mercedes-Benz 4x4 models have provided us with on road efficiency while maintaining off road capability.  The Atego and Axor model...

August 31, 2017

The first Mercedes-Benz Actros in New Zealand, 20 years on and still going strong!

“It’s still a bloody good truck,” says Chris Carr of Carr & Haslam Transport referring to his Mercedes-Benz Actros, the first Actros to be purchased in New Zealand in 1997.  The truck and trailer unit hit the road 20 years ago, and now with over a million kilometers on the clock, the truck and trailer combo are still going strong.  “She’s still on the road six days a week and in perfect working order,” he says, “it’s a great truck to drive, designed well and still pleas...

July 31, 2017

Freightliner Argosy & 18 Meter, 50 Ton Stem Trailer an Industry First

It's a real wow moment when Mark Pittar Transport's latest addition enters Pan Pac Mill in Napier. Aesthetically the black Freightliner and Patchell trailer is a good-looking pair, but the job the truck and trailer combo do together has revolutionised Mark's business and is keeping this contractor very happy. Since joining the industry in 1999, Mark knew something could be done to assist him in taking longer stems and a greater payload. Years later he began his homework and engaged with Patchel...

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