This is a good story – Treloar Transport managed to get their hands on the last International Truck sold in Australia back in 2011.
Over the years, Treloar Transport has operated 15 International Trucks and Managing Director, John Treloar (pictured), remains a big fan.
“Early on when we were getting up and running many years ago with my father Cliff and brother Tony, we were using old Bedfords and progressed to MANs, then we wanted something bigger that was also able to tow a trailer,”
“One of the local dealer salesmen, Brendan Smith, recommended a second hand 1986 S-Line. We were a bit hesitant because it already had 500,000 clicks on it, but Brendan told me it would do a million guaranteed, so we went for it and it hit 1.1 million without a problem.
“The Internationals have always been good, honest and reliable trucks.”
The new ProStar will also work in a tipper and dog application and will have the familiar Cummins/Eaton driveline combination, and will be put to work in a demanding application, according to John.
“Where we are south of Devonport the conditions are challenging,”
“The terrain is undulating, the trucks operate at a heavy weight, often travelling on gravel roads that are wet and slippery, the weather conditions can also change pretty fast.
“I’m expecting longevity out of the ProStar, especially if it’s anything like the others.”
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