Why we love Kenworth and Western Star trucks

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Stattic Transport mainly uses two types of trucks – Western Star and Kenworth. Read on below to find out a little bit about why we’re passionate and loyal to these brands of trucks. 

About Western Star trucks

Western Star has an American heritage, and we’ve found these hand-built (in Australia) heavy duty trucks to be extremely reliable – just like Stattic Transport.

Western Star‘s claim to fame is that their trucks were ‘raised in the pit mines and logging camps of the world. Now that’s a real education.’ 

Spend a little time behind the wheel of a Western Star and one thing becomes crystal clear: this truck means business. After all, that’s what they’re bred for.

Western Star started engineering heavy-duty trucks in 1967. Trucks that proved tough enough to take on mountainous logging operations, deep mines and sweltering oil fields. Vocations where cut corners and compromise can mean the difference between a good day and an early funeral. When they started building highway trucks, they built them the same as those work trucks: by hand, one at a time, to ensure every truck is purpose built and built to last.

Western Stars are engineered to save time and money. Their handmade construction and stringent quality control are in place to keep firing on all cylinders for years to come. 

About Kenworth trucks in Australia

And the mighty Kenworth, a very well established brand, is also a truck with an American heritage that is now built in Australia. 

Used for mining, logging, livestock, general freight and every other heavy-duty application under the sun, Kenworth trucks regularly operate in the hottest and harshest environments, travel the most unforgiving roads and haul the largest of payloads — yet still remain one of the most durable heavy-duty trucks ever built. Of the 60,000+ Kenworths produced in Australia since 1971, more than 70% remain registered and in active service. 

Application engineering is the key to this longevity. Kenworths work harder for longer, because each truck is purpose designed for its intended task, then manufactured to those exacting specifications with uncompromising quality, at their world-class production facility in the Melbourne suburb of Bayswater.

Questions? 

Want to find out more about why we use these trucks, or even get a quick quote over the phone for your transport or heavy haulage needs? Just call Harry on 0400 008 404. 

Oh honey, that was a lot of bees to transport

bee-honeycomb

 

Forget Harry Chapin’s 30,000 pounds of bananas – the buzz from the US is that recently a semi-truck carrying 40,000 pounds of honey bees, was traveling from California to North Dakota when it crashed on a rural intersection near Bozeman, Montana. No humans were injured in the crash.

A unique heavy haulage load

The local fire chief noted that his crew had never been involved in a call like this, but his team’s first priorities were to ensure the safety of the driver and passenger and to address a diesel leak from the truck. Luckily, the driver and passenger were already out of the truck when the crew arrived.

Much of the truck’s load reportedly remained intact. And while there were lots of bees when he arrived on the scene, only an estimated 25% of the 40,000 pounds of bees had actually been set loose. 

A local apiarist told CNN affliate KBZK, 40,000 pounds of bees is equal to around 133 million bees.

Need to safely move something unusual?

At Stattic Transport, we pride ourselves on safely and professionally moving even the most unusual items. Give us a call on 0400 008 404 to get a competitive over the phone price on your heavy haulage needs.