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”