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Publish date: 07/20/2018

Fuel-sipping Cummins is a big performer at leading merino stud. Cummins’ smallest diesel engine, the QSF2.8, is delivering big cost efficiencies for Paraway Pastoral Co at its iconic Pooginook property in the NSW Riverina region. One of Australia’s leading merino studs, Pooginook produces more than 1200 merino rams annually. The property comprises 19,656 hectares (48,570 acres) of native and irrigated grazing land and is one of 23 pastoral enterprises operated by Paraway in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

Publish date: 07/20/2018

Cummins QSL9 engines are assisting in the successful yields at one of Australia’s largest olive groves. Treetops Plantation near Goolgowi in the fertile NSW Riverina region is one of the single largest table olive groves in Australia. In 2018, around three million kilograms have been harvested from the grove which has over 100,000 olive trees. Part of a boutique industry, Treetops Plantation is a ‘tree to table’ producer, claiming: “We grow and process our olives locally, naturally without chemicals and with full traceability.”

Publish date: 07/20/2018

Cummins gas engine is delivering irrigation cost efficiencies for NSW farmer. A Cummins natural gas engine is slashing irrigation costs at a NSW farm where 4000 persimmon trees are grown for both domestic and export fruit.Chris Stillard and wife Belinda farm 260 hectares (700 acres) at Barooga on the Murray River where they produce around 1000 tonnes of lucerne, pure clover and oaten hay a year along with persimmon fruit and winter cereal crops.

Publish date: 07/10/2018

Maarten Durent is a force to be reckoned with, as is the team he has built at New Zealand’s Southpac Trucks which won the prestigious Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the first time in 2017. Southpac sold over 230 Kenworths in 2017 and Durent is quick to reveal that, at the beginning of March, the company already had orders for more than 150 Kenworths for 2018. “In 2017 we actually sold more Kenworths in New Zealand than the combined number of trucks sold by all our North American competitors,” says the CEO of Southpac Trucks.

Publish date: 07/10/2018

Pacific Haulage was established in Gisborne on the North Island’s east coast in 1985 to service a five-year NZ Forest Service contract. Three men – Graham Manson, Mike Treloar and Calvin Paddon who had worked together in the forestry industry in the 1970s as diesel mechanics – joined forces to establish the business with, as Treloar puts it, “very second-hand trucks”. When Graham Manson exited the company in 2000, Warwick Wilshier – owner of Rotorua-based Williams & Wilshier – bought into Pacific Haulage with a one-third share.