A Fleet first – but by no means last

In Million Mile Club, May 20221 MinuteBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 9, 2022

No other truck combination has been as successful for J Swap Contractors, Matamata, than the company’s Caterpillar- powered Kenworths.

Fleet No.900, purchased in 2003, was the first cabover Kenworth it bought. The Swaps Kenworth K104 is powered by a Caterpillar C15 engine set at 373kW (500hp), with an 18-speed Eaton Roadranger gearbox and RT46-160GP Meritor drive axles on Kenworth 8-bag Airglide 200 air suspension.

Set up as a high-cube bulk unit, the big KW is suitable for any commodities. Having just had a full rebuild, it is now back into front-line duties and is currently sitting on 2,280,000km (1.41 million miles) in the capable hands of Dion ‘Didgee’ Gibbons.