Giti Tyres Big Test

 
Big Test
 February 2018     MERCEDES-BENZ AROCS 2651 6x4   Story Brian Cowan Photos Terry Marshall

Big Test: Arocs an all-rounder

"This is where i really earn my money," comments Rob Hollyer as he lines up the Rooney Earthmoving Mercedes-Benz Arocs and its four-axle trailer: "It's about as tough as it can get, especially with the bin on the offside like it is here."

We're at a Ballance service centre - a bulk fertiliser store servicing a farming region. This one is at Mayfield, not far off the inland route between Geraldine and Methven. The facility has a row of bins down either side facing a central aisle, and was...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 August 2021     FUSO SHOGUN EURO 6 FV2651 6x4   Story John Ellegard Photos Gerald Shacklock

GITI Tyres Big Test - Never mind who's got the biggest

Fuso New Zealand boss Kurtis Andrews reckons that the latest addition to the Shogun heavy-duty range is the first Japanese truck on the Kiwi market powered by “a true 500-horsepower” engine.

It’s a provocative claim for the new 510hp/380kilowatt engine – one that’s bound to ruffle a few feathers. Especially those of a certain rival Japanese manufacturer. 

After all, wasn’t the Isuzu Giga the first Japanese t...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 July 2021     Mercedes-Benz Arocs 6x6   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test: Super Spreader

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. In truth, SOMETIMES it MAY be.

But in rural New Zealand, it probably ain’t gonna happen without the right soil, the right amount of rain, just enough sunshine…and fertiliser. Lots and lots of fertiliser.

Which is where Dargaville’s Jason Williamson and his new Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 come into the picture: He’s the owner of Spreading Northland – running a fl...



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