Giti Tyres Big Test

 
Giti Tyres Big Test
 December 2020     KENWORTH T909 36-inch mid-roof sleeper 6x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - A test of two halves

This Giti Big Test is like one of those footy matches that live up to the good old cliché – that it’s a game of two halves.

Which is fair enough, because that’s exactly the sort of life that our test truck leads.

New Zealand’s first Kenworth T909 with a 36-inch mid-roof sleeper cab is a Taumarunui-based heavy-haulage tractor unit – devoted to shifting heavy machinery (mostly forestry loaders, haulers and the like) around the King...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 November 2020     FUSO FS2536 Super Low 8x4   Story Brian Cowan Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - Light 'n' low Fuso 

When global trucking giant Daimler took over the majority ownership of longtime Japanese make FUSO 15 years ago, you could easily have imagined that the longtime brand might soon lose its autonomy….and, thus, its individual identity.

That it could soon become a rebadged Merc, without all the fancy bits….with no trace of FUSO DNA.

But, on the evidence of the latest Shogun to reach our market, that is emphatically not so. 

The 8x4 FS25...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 October 2020     Scania R 620 B8x4NA   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - New Tricks

Not a lot of people know this, but I’m a big fan of mangled proverbs. Like: “What doesn’t kill you, will make you hope you’d never been born.” And how about: “You can lead a horse to water….but a pencil must be lead.”
They’re a couple of gems I’ve picked up along the way, but it’s the plain, straightout version of another old saying – that one abo...



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