Clash of the Continentals: Scania Test Drive

It’s said to be the safest, most efficient, most expensive ‘New Truck Generation’ ever developed by Scania in its 127-year history, and it’s now here, hot on the heels of the brand’s most successful year in its Australian history. No question, Scania is kicking goals like never before and if things go to plan, goals won’t be the only thing it’ll be kicking.
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Off-Road Runner – Hino 300-Series 4×4

Arriving in the wake of a dramatically improved range of 500-series wide cab models, Hino’s launch late last year of its much-anticipated 300-series 4x4 marked 2017 as a year when the Japanese maker did much to shake the shackles of mediocrity. There’s no better proof than its new and seriously adept off-roader.
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UD Quon full review and video

It’s one thing to drive a new model for a few hours around town but something entirely different to head into the hard-baked backblocks and see how it copes with life off the blacktop. That’s exactly what we did with UD’s new 460hp Quon and it didn’t take long to confirm that Australia’s best Japanese heavy-duty truck is now even better. Heaps better!
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Turning the tide: Mack Boral 10×4 Agitator

In an industry where product development has historically moved at the speed of a somnolent snail, the creation of significantly safer, more stable concrete agitators by resources giant Boral could well be the prod for an industry-wide rethink on the design of a modern ‘mud truck’. Here’s the story behind the evolution of Boral’s award-winning 10x4 design.
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Cummins X12 engine full review and video

As the saying goes, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but rather the size of the fight in the dog, and therein is the essence of the Cummins X12. Small in stature, it is an engine punching well above its weight. Literally! Yet despite an extensive test program and growing demand, it’s a pocket performer still looking for a truck to call home
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