Transport and logistics company, Toll Group, has taken delivery of 11 new Euro VI Kenworths for its Olympic Dam and Cooper Basin operations.
Of the 11 Kenworths supplied with Cummins Euro VI powerplants, six K200s will be going to Toll’s Olympic Dam branch and five C509s to its Cooper Basin operations.
Both vehicles feature a 15-litre Cummins X15 engine that produces 620hp and 2,700Nm of torque.
Toll General Manager – Operations, Nathan Perrott, said the Kenworths were ordered for ongoing demand, and will be used to tow both trailer and tanker sets across Australia.
“These vehicles are designed for heavy applications in rough and remote terrains operating up to 155 tonnes,” he said to Prime Mover.
“Due to the severity of the operational terrain, the maintenance of these vehicles is critical to ensure reliability and longevity,” Perrott continued.
“Operationally we aim to keep these vehicles for a minimum of five years, however, subject to the kilometres travelled we are able to extend the service life due to the service regime.”
Perrott said Kenworth has always been a reliable supplier and has limited downtime through its support.
“Kenworth has been a trusted supplier of heavy vehicle prime movers to Toll for many years,” he said.
“The dependability and the backup support of the product is crucial to our business and allows us to continue servicing our customers with limited downtime.”