Shin­ing ex­am­ple

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Al­though there are a cou­ple of UDs in the Brad Scott Ex­ca­va­tion fleet, in­clud­ing a brand new one, the busi­ness’s flag­ship truck is a Ken­worth K104, so it was a no-brainer to bring it along to Tooradin.

Orig­i­nally a log­ging truck from Tas­ma­nia, Brad Scott has owned the cab- over Ken­worth for eight years.

The Ken­worth has clocked up 1.3 mil­lion kilo­me­tres, al­though it’s on its sec­ond en­gine. The Hen­drick­son six rod rear- end sus­pen­sion has come in handy.

“It is heavy but it suits me for what I do,” Brad says. “The 600hp is used to pull a taga­long tri-axle trailer on which I move my three ex­ca­va­tors all over Vic­to­ria do­ing house blocks and that sort of thing. It’s on the go all the time so it earns its keep.”

For Brad, the need for a big solid truck with an Amer­i­can driv­e­line led him to the cab- over.

“I know a lot of the asphalt blokes from A1 Ash­phalt and so I de­cided to come along to­day and have a go.”

While Brad ad­mits to ap­ply­ing a lit­tle ex­tra pol­ish to the Ken­worth for the Tooradin show, he says it looks this good ev­ery day. When you’re in busi­ness it’s all about im­age.

“I don’t have my name on it but ev­ery­one knows my truck,” he says.

“I have a set clien­tele of build­ing com­pa­nies. They like it all clean and tidy … and so do I.”

“I don’t have my name on it but ev­ery­one knows my truck”

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