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A sense of perspective

A sense of perspective

This month VIC OLIVER tests the Tata LPT 1518 EX 2 eight ton freight carrier chassis.

 
Wind deflectors: do they really work?

Wind deflectors: do they really work?

Do wind deflectors that are fitted to trucks and trailers actually save fuel? Or are they simply marketing gimmicks? VIC OLIVER puts a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter coupled to a 14-metre pantechnicon type semi-trailer – with and without a full aero kit fitted to the truck tractor and trailer – to the test.

 
Mighty MAN!

Mighty MAN!

MAN Truck and Bus South Africa has just launched a new range of premium extra-heavy duty truck tractors. The new MAN TGS WW range is based on its immediate predecessor, the MAN TGA, which was released in 2005 in South Africa and is now a household name amongst local transport operators. VIC OLIVER drove the MAN TGS 27.440 6x4.

 
Star performer

Star performer

DAF is cleaning up in the truck tractor market in Europe, and the DAF FTT XF105.460 is one of the reasons why. However, is it suited to local operating conditions? VIC OLIVER reports.

   
Fit to go

Fit to go

The Daihatsu Gran Max is claimed to be a value for money one-tonner. Fact or fallacy? VIC OLIVER puts it through its paces to test this claim...

 
Up to the challenge

Up to the challenge

The new UD 80C freight carrier is an impressive vehicle in many respects, as VIC OLIVER discovers.

 
World champion

World champion

FOCUS technical correspondent, VIC OLIVER, puts to the test one of the first new Scania R 500 LA 6X4 MSZ two-pedal models to come off the assembly line.

   
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