cunninghams gap

DAF getting up to date

The truck model which the Australian truck market examines most thoroughly is the B-double prime mover. Big Rigs drove the DAF contender in this fiercely fought market segment over a test route taking in the busy routes around Brisbane and the very demanding ascent of Cunningham’s Gap, where torque is tested to its limit.

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Isuzu-D--all-in-the-detail

Isuzu – it’s all in the detail

Well the chassis is the same, and the driveline formula – 3-litre turbo diesel and manual or auto transmission – is basically the same, but the detail is far more impressive than much of the competition, at the moment. Big Rigs takes the new D-Max for a spin.

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Hino-700-FS-test-drive

Hino’s bit of extra power

Truck testing can be fun if the truck is a 6×4 truck with a GVM of 28.3 tonnes and a power output of 480hp. The general consensus would tell us that this is a bit too much power when running around at 26 tonnes, but it means it has a GCM rating right up there at 72 tonnes. You never know when you might need that extra power.

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Mitsubishi-Express test drive

‘Express’ing itself down under

It’s taken nearly a decade, but Mitsubishi is back in the game, this time with a French solution. It’s the first fruits of the Renault/Mitsubishi alliance that have fallen from the tree and it’s arriving in Aussie dealerships.

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