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RE­ACT­ING TO the can­cel­la­tion of this year’s Perth Truck and Trailer Show, West­ern Aus­tralian trail­blaz­ers Bruce Rock En­gi­neer­ing ( BRE) show­cased their pop­u­lar side tip­pers and some game- chang­ing Wabash gear.

BRE’s part­ner­ship with US brand Wabash brings re­frig­er­a­tor units down un­der that fea­ture bet­ter tare weights and ther­mal ef­fi­ciency than any­thing else on the mar­ket, ac­cord­ing to BRE di­rec­tor Damion Ver­hoogt.

“The Wabash Ar­ticLite fridge unit is about 20 per cent lighter than any­thing else on the mar­ket, and has roughly 25 per cent bet­ter ther­mal ef­fi­ciency,” he says.

“This means less fridge fuel burn, bet­ter tare weights, and the way the box is made is su­pe­rior be­cause it’s all alu­minium and struc­tural foam with­out wood or fi­bre­glass.

“We bring the fridge units over from the US and put them on a Bruce Rock A-trailer chas­sis.”

Ac­cord­ing to Ver­hoogt, the Bris­bane Truck Show went as well as the man­u­fac­turer could have pos­si­bly ex­pected, jus­ti­fy­ing the trip over from West­ern Aus­tralia.

“It went re­ally well for us – it was well worth the ex­er­cise of trekking across the coun­try for,” Ver­hoogt says.

“The re­sponse was pos­i­tive and we had a lot of en­quiries and we’ve got a lot of quotes to fill. We also picked up a cou­ple of or­ders.”

Ver­hoogt says the next big de­vel­op­ments for Bruce Rock are ex­pand­ing its dealer network and fur­ther grow­ing its east coast cus­tomer base, as well as launch­ing an alu­minium end tip­per for grain ap­pli­ca­tions, which will be due to drop in the next month or so.

The game-chang­ing Wabash Arc­ticLite A-Trailer and one of BRE’s famed tip­pers

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