Kiwi trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by kiwitrucker, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. kiwitrucker

    kiwitrucker Bobtail Member

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    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)
     

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  3. mikroos5

    mikroos5 Medium Load Member

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    Nope we just started getting Mexican Trucks though......LOL

    Well actualy we have been getting them for awile now, but now they come with a driver.....LOL:biggrin_25513:
     
  4. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    We don't get anything bigger than medium duty Japanese trucks. Mostly forward control Cabovers from Mistubishi-Fuso, Isuzu (also rebadged as GMC/Chevrolet W series), Hino and UD Trucks (Nissan). Nifty little trucks IMO, especially for tight urban corners. In the smaller truck models, Isuzu/GM offers gasoline fueled V8 engines as an alternative to the Isuzu built turbodiesels.

    While Hino sold cabovers in the past, Hino now sells a conventional truck here in the US, I don't know if it's sold anywhere else.

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    They used to sell Hyundai trucks badged as "Bering" here but the enterprise folded in 2001 when Hyundai pulled the rug out from under Bering and made a deal with Daimler-Chrysler. Bering sued DC and Hyundai claiming breach of contract and made an out of court settlement with both.

    Berings used Cummins powerplants.

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    A 2000 Bering MD26
     
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