Giti Tyres Big Test

 
Giti Tyres Big Test
 November 2020     FUSO FS2536 Super Low 8x4   Story Brian Cowan Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - Light 'n' low Fuso 

When global trucking giant Daimler took over the majority ownership of longtime Japanese make FUSO 15 years ago, you could easily have imagined that the longtime brand might soon lose its autonomy….and, thus, its individual identity.

That it could soon become a rebadged Merc, without all the fancy bits….with no trace of FUSO DNA.

But, on the evidence of the latest Shogun to reach our market, that is emphatically not so. 

The 8x4 FS25...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 October 2020     Scania R 620 B8x4NA   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - New Tricks

Not a lot of people know this, but I’m a big fan of mangled proverbs. Like: “What doesn’t kill you, will make you hope you’d never been born.” And how about: “You can lead a horse to water….but a pencil must be lead.”
They’re a couple of gems I’ve picked up along the way, but it’s the plain, straightout version of another old saying – that one abo...

Giti Tyres Big Test
 September 2020     DAF XF 530 AD 8x4 Space Cab   Story Dave McLeod Photos Gerald Shacklock

Giti Tyres Big Test - No bull from Bake

You get the distinct impression that if 24-year-old Helensville truckie Blake Rickaby had been doing the choosing, his new truck would be a Kenworth. Yep, maybe a K200 like the one his Mum drives.
It means that this second son in the heavily trucking-oriented Rickaby family (Dad Craig drives a Freightliner Argosy bulk tipper for Neville Brothers in Silverdale, where he’s worked for over 25 years, Mum Shiralee drives for West Auckland operator Richie...



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