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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….wh...

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New Zealand’s new heavy truck market continued its slowdown in March – with sales lagging behind last year’s levels for the third consecutive month. 

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Longtime Wairarapa transport operator Fred Burling reckons it was quite simple – the process of coming up with Burling Transport's distinctive red, white and yellow livery.
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