The last big reveal before it all gets properly real. Following on from the Bombay show, Southpac Trucks had the new K220s on show south of the ditch. Dynes Transport has had its one on the road now for a few months, and hard on the heels of that will be the Guy Knowles machine, with the other truck at the show, painted in the official Release Red, sold to McCarthy Transport Contractors.

Arguably the greatest example of an evolution of design in automotive history, the K220s were crowd magnets the whole weekend.

The 220 retains all the essentials that have made the model line the icon it is – front-axle position, durability, customisable, vendor componentry, overall look, and most importantly, support.

Southpac Trucks Waikato, BOP, and Taranaki sales representative, Adam McIntosh, hosted the parade commentary while the K220s were front and centre, saying more than 100 changes have been made on the K220 over its predecessor, the K200, including a hydraulic clutch and cab suspension.

Guy and Helen Knowles brought their new machine down as cab and chassis. “The ride, even as a cab and chassis, is amazing,” said Guy.


Thanks to Allan Dippie and his amazing Wheels at Wanaka crew for another memorable Easter weekend. Thanks to everyone who took the time and footed the cost to bring an incredible machine and put our industry’s best foot forward at time in history when we need it most. And don’t worry if you can’t see your truck or favourite machine in the coverage or digital gallery. On page 82, we start our Wanaka Memories monthly half-page all over again.


Vintage RB30 Dragline, Alistair McDonald
Classic Cat DW20 Scraper, Kevin Capell and Vic Draper (sponsored by Paul Clarke)
Motorscraper Wabco 222F, Goodman Contractors (sponsored by Central Machine Hire)
Bulldozer Caterpillar D9D, Paul Clarke
Loader Caterpillar 992, J Swap Contractors
Dump truck Caterpillar 789, Oceania Gold (Sponsored by Oceania Gold Macraes Operation)
Horsepower Wabco 252 motor scraper, Dempsey and Wood
Performance Robin Porter (sponsored by Komatsu New Zealand)
Terra Cat operator Ken Tisdall (sponsored by Terra Cat)