Giti Tyres Big Test

Giti Tyres Big Test
 September 2021     IVECO ASTRA HD9 88.52 8x8   Story John Ellegard Photos Gerald Shacklock

GITI Tyres Big Test - Two-stage star

Next to cutting the trees down, the biggest challenge facing a log harvesting crew is shifting the wood out of the forest in a timely fashion.

In large, nicely-laid-out corporate forests it’s maybe not such a critical issue – because permanent, well-formed roads allow your average log trucks to get right onto the skid sites, load up and soon be on their way out.

But in many smaller forests, skids and landings can be a long way fro...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 June 2021     ISUZU GIGA CYJ530 8x4   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test: A Trucking Tetris

Seeing Tom Ryan Cartage driver Saiyaz Khan at work is like watching someone playing a Tetris video game….on a giant scale. Or skilfully taking part in a super-sizeme variant of Jenga maybe.

Because Saiyaz is as much a crane operator as he is a truck driver. Maybe even more so.

You only have to see him here, in Placemakers’ yard in Wiri, as he operates the Palfinger PK65002-SH crane on his Isuzu CYJ530 8x4 tractor unit – loa...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 May 2021     KENWORTH T410 SAR 6x4   Story Brian Cowan Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test: Fabulous...AND functional

Okay, so yes – this is a test of a new Kenworth that’s the first of its kind in the country….

But let’s just say upfront that whatever else this T410 SAR is, its immediate impact lies in its looks. It is, quite simply, spectacular. It’s very, very likely that there’ll be a Best in Show award (probably many) in this truck’s future. 

Invercargill operator Eden Haulage has built a reputation for smart-looking unit...

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