Giti Tyres Big Test

Giti Tyres Big Test | Just like the cheese

 
Giti Tyres Big Test
 June 2020     SINOTRUK C7H 8x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Tez Mercer

Giti Tyres Big Test - Just like the cheese There’s a load of Taranaki cheese in the container behind this Chinese-built Sinotruk C7H 8x4 tractor unit and it gets me thinking about that old cheese ad that used to be on the tv. You know, the one about good things taking time – time to mature. I wonder if it could be the same story with the Sinotruks: Not so much that they take time to mature – moreso that it maybe takes time for you to get used to them, appreciate them. After all, following an unimpressive sta..

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Giti Tyres Big Test | Jimmy’s judgment

 
Giti Tyres Big Test
 May 2020     KENWORTH K200 2.3m AERODYNE 8x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - Jimmy’s Judgment There is an immediate clue that veteran truckie Jimmy Clark is a bit of a traditionalist: When given the chance to help spec a new Kenworth K200 for his boss, he opted for a good old 18-speed Roadranger manual, rather than the easygoing automated manual alternative. We understand that his stunning-looking new Kenworth is something of a pat on the back for Jimmy – a reward for his loyalty to Patumahoe potato, onion and carrot growers and marketers A.S. Wilcox & Sons….who h..

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Giti Tyres Big Test | Birthday Bulldog

 
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 April 2020     MACK SUPER-LINER CLX64T 6x4 100 YEARS LIMITED EDITION   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - Birthday Bulldog In one way, Christchurch earthmoving and demolition contractor Gerard Daldry is absolutely and utterly the kind of bloke Mack Trucks was thinking of when it decided to build its latest special edition trucks. Then again…..he was also one of the most unlikely people to buy one of the 100 Macks (a mix of Super-Liners and Tridents) fancied-up to commemorate a century of Macks in Australia. Daldry is a man who loves Macks. Simple as that. It’s a passion that shows clearly when you wa..

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