GITI Tyres Big Test
 April 2022     Shacman X3000 8x4 7.5 cubic metre Concrete Mixer   Story Colin Smith Photos Gerald Shacklock

GITI Tyres Big Test - New in the Mix

New in the mix of the crowded Kiwi truck market, China’s Shacman brand has been building foundations here for just over 12 months.

The initial work has been done by the X3000 line, a range of dedicated concrete trucks and ready-to-work Hardox bodied tippers in both 8x4 and 6x4 configurations which are giving the marque some presence on the roads of the Auckland region. 

The X3000 tippers, which offer a 12-tonne payload with a...

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