Melbourne company Waverley Forklifts (WFL) Transport has taken delivery of its fourth new Kenworth T360 8×4 tilt tray that will be based at the company’s Sydney branch.
The new T360 will play a pivotal role in the WFL Transport fleet which has the responsibility of moving Waverley Forklift Group’s national forklift hire fleet of around 3,500 units to meet the needs of its clientele.
The stunningly presented Kenworth features a nine-metre tilt tray – said to be the longest of its kind fitted to a T360 to date.
It was handed over to WFL Transport on 4 June after taking pride-of-place on the PACCAR stand at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show (BTS).
According to WFL Transport Manager, Rob English, who drove the truck from Melbourne to its new home in Sydney, the new Kenworth is a highly versatile unit – having a big-truck feel while being extremely agile in busy around-town environs.
“With the wide cab there’s plenty of space inside – it’s certainly a very comfy truck to drive,” vouched English. “It’s much like being in a T610 but without the big bonnet in front of you.
“Power-wise it performs equally as well as a T610 pulling a semi-trailer.”
The truck is punched by a Cummins ISLe5 engine rated at 400hp (298kW) accompanied by 1,255lb-ft (1,700Nm) of torque. It meets Euro 5 emissions standards using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.
It features an 18-speed manual RoadRanger transmission which ensures there’s a gear for every occasion.
“It’s a great truck to drive, really well mannered, steers well, rides well and is also very quiet inside,” said English.
“This T360 is next-level for us in terms of its suitability for our application.”
With a payload capacity of 14 tonnes, the T360 will play a pivotal role in WFL Transport’s Sydney operation, transporting rental forklifts around metropolitan and greater Sydney regions.
The tray was custom-built by Custom Transport Equipment (CTE) in Drouin (Vic), which builds all of the bodies for WFL Transport.
“The truck was spec’d for us and we made a commitment to purchase it after it had been displayed at the BTS,” said English – who added that in common with the new T360, most of the company’s trucks have manual transmissions due to their reliability and durability.