Do you guys get many Japanese trucks over there,& what do you think of them? We get alot out here in NZ they are very reliable & honest working trucks & have put many trucking companys on there feet. We have Isuzu Nissan Diesel,Hino, Mitsubishi, they all sell trucks in the 2 ton up to 45 ton
range. The are all powered engine wise from 350 hp to 450 hp, although Isuzu has a 530 hp engine at present which is not to bad, but cant compete with a good ole Cummins/Cat or Detroit, most of them have R/R 15 or 18 spd G/boxs. I drove a Nissan 450 twin steer & 4 axle trailer for awhile doing an AUCKLAND TO Nelson return run around 1,200 miles per trip, there was a 3 hr ferry crossing between the nth & sth islands of NZ, I have attached a pic of the truck& the ferry. All our Kenworth, Mack, Volvo trucks are built to Australian specs so the KW & Mack are quite different to yours, the Volvos are all powered by there own engines & G/boxs. Well thats all for now have safe journeys.
Cheers Ray (kiwitrucker)