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Mack Trucks…worlds cleanest concrete mixer

Friday, September 4th, 2009
The Mack

*The New Breed Granite, installed with a Cummins Westport ISL-G gas engine, is the world’s cleanest because it is the only concrete agitator that reduces particulate matter (soot) by 92% and nitrous oxides by 90%, compared with current Australian legislative requirements (US04)1.
In fact, it is the first concrete agitator to meet US EPA 2010 emission levels, not expected to be a requirement in Australia until 2016.


The truck was commissioned by Boral as the next generation of Hippy Trucks powered by natural gas.

Dean Bestwick, General Manager Mack Trucks, said this world-first achievement started out as a desire by Boral to provide the next generation of environmentally friendly gas trucks – thereby establishing a strategic leadership position for both companies.

“Engineered, designed and built in our Australian factory at Wacol, this highly productive heavy-duty concrete agitator, boasts a globally unequalled exhaust emission output. It’s testament to our local innovation and engineering capability,” he said.

Shane Graham, Boral’s General Manager, ACM Concrete, said the truck has just finished a four week trial in Sydney where it matched the carrying capacity of the other vehicles in the fleet and has already proven to be a cost effective transport solution.

“We are committed to a sustainable environmental strategy, and to reducing our reliance on diesel. With five CNG tanks that provide a full day’s operating range, this truck has demonstrated that we can achieve both without compromising our rigorous operational production requirements,” he said.

Brisbane Truck Show….raging success

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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Six companies were recognised with show awards at the 2009 Queensland Truck and Machinery Show. Mr Brett Wright, CEO of the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association (CVIAQ) praised the exhibitors for their contribution to what is forecasted to be the best show in the 41 year history of the event. “The show is a major undertaking and construction of the exhibits is a mammoth task spanning 5 days and involving thousands of contractors and staff to bring it all together,” said Wright.The 2009 Queensland Truck & Machinery Show Awards consist of 6 major categories with winners as follows:


Truck of the Show Sponsored by Truckin’ Life

AWARDED TO WESTERN STAR TRUCKS – 69FXC

Outstanding Truck Manufacturer Display Sponsored by Australasian Transport News & Owner Driver

AWARDED TO MACK TRUCKS AUSTRALIA

Outstanding Trailer / Body Manufacturer Display Sponsored by Deals on Wheels

AWARDED TO O’PHEE TRAILERS

Outstanding Vehicle Component & Equipment Display Sponsored by Diesel

AWARDED TO JOST AUSTRALIA

Outstanding Earthmoving Manufacturer Display Sponsored by Earthmovers and Excavators

AWARDED TO JCB CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AUSTRALIA

Risk Management Excellence Sponsored by Worklaw Health & Safety

AWARDED TO VOLVO TRUCKS AUSTRALIA

Mr Wright added: “The judges commended both the individual winners and the industry as a whole on a truly world class display at this year’s show which is conducted on a biennial basis”.