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