It’s been a period of celebration for family owned and operated Cahill Transport which achieved its milestone 70th anniversary recently and has now taken delivery of its 100th Kenworth, a K200.
The signwriting includes reference to both achievements in gold lettering and the rear of the cab features an image of Joe Cahill Jnr and his Ford semi-trailer which was the start of the Cahill Transport operation back in 1951.
Joe Jnr’s sons Mick and Dan have continued to build the business to this day.
The Kenworth K200 2.3 metre sleeper is powered by a Cummins X15 rated at 550hp and 2,050 lb-ft which drives through an 18-speed Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated manual transmission.
The Kenworth is equipped with the latest Integrated Active Safety Systems which include Active Cruise Control with Braking, Highway Departure Warning and Braking, Collision Mitigation System with Multi Lane, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning.
Another safety feature is the Drivers side ACE (Active Cab Entry) which is an automated step system whereby a set of wide, non-slip steps deploy out beneath the door, and LED lights illuminate the cab foot wells. Full-length grab rails also make it safer to enter and exit the vehicle, by enabling vital three-point contact to be maintained at all times. The cab’s interior is highlighted on the door trims and rear sleeper wall with ‘Cahill 100th’ embroidery and the dash features ‘Heritage’ Gauges with gold bezels.
Cahill’s Transport is a staunch PACCAR customer and in 2018 took delivery of the first Australian-produced DAF – a DAF CF85.
In other news, Cahill Transport celebrates 70 years.