Multi-ag – 2

In July 2023, Million Mile Club1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 23, 2023

CJZ102, affectionately known as Bull-istic, started its working career with Te Kuiti-based Wallace and Johnstone in 2004. Built as a stock unit, it pulled a matching four-axle trailer. As a flat-roof day cab, the K104 Kenworth was the talk of the town when it hit the road. With a 600hp C-16 Caterpillar shoehorned under the floorboards, it definitely had the right pedigree.

About 2012, Bull-istic was sold, with just over 600,000km on the clock, to a Taupo-based operator, where it worked for a little over two years. Midway through 2014, it was on-sold to Edwards Rural Transport, Waihi. This is where the distinctive Edwards red-with-yellow stripes were applied. Terry Edwards says the truck was a solid performer during it’s time in their fleet. “There is always general maintenance, but there was never anything major. The worst it really did was need a completely new air-conditioning unit and a couple of rear-suspension airbags.”

With the arrival of a new K200 in 2018, the old K104 was put up for sale. Enter the lads from Waimate. And keeping with tradition, CJZ102 has been a solid performer on the mainland as well.