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Giti Tyres Big Test | No Smoke, No Mirrors

 
Giti Tyres Big Test
 July 2020     Mercedes-Benz Actros 5 1846LS MirrorCam 4x2   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - No Smoke, No Mirrors Rather than the old “all smoke and mirrors,” this new magic Merc is the exact opposite. Yep, Aramex contractor Gardner Transport’s Mercedes-Benz Actros 1846 LS 4x2 is – literally AND figuratively – an example of no smoke, no mirrors. A super-clean Euro 6 engine (ie no smoke, no soot – pretty much no nothing)….. And Merc’s futuristic MirrorCam system – with the usual rear-vision mirrors replaced by mini-cameras mounted in aerodynamic, vi..

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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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