Volvo’s 27 registrations in the 23t-max GVM premium division were just three trucks shy of its March sales...
was the only other brand to register a truck in this segment in April. Ford (11/0) remained third.
In the 4.5-7.5t division, FUSO (74/5) held onto its lead (just!) over Isuzu (73/8), with Iveco (36/0) retaining third. Hino (22/3) remained in fourth position, while Mercedes-Benz (14/1) went ahead of Foton (13/0).
In the 7.5-15t class, Isuzu (123/5) retained the significant lead it had already built in the first three months. FUSO (42/3) remained second, ahead of Hino (35/3), Iveco (12/3), UD (4/2), Foton (2/0) and Mercedes-Benz (2/1).
In the 15-20.5t GVM category, Hino (24/0) continued to lead from FUSO (13/0) and UD (12/0), in second and third. Scania (7/0) held fourth – but only by one thanks to Mercedes-Benz (6/2) registering two trucks in April…while MAN (2/1) sold one.
In the tiny 20.5-23t GVM division there were no registrations – thus Hino (8/0) continued to lead from FUSO (4/0) and Freightliner (1/0).
Volvo’s 27 registrations in the 23t-max GVM premium division were just three trucks shy of its March sales – that mere 10% reduction remarkable since others in the top 10 lost anything between 46% and 100% of their March registrations.
So Volvo extended its segment lead over Scania (75/6) with 109
YTD registrations. Isuzu (69/8) was third, while the next six held their March places, with Kenworth (50/1) in fourth, ahead of FUSO (48/1), Hino (42/1), Mercedes-Benz (32/3), UD (27/0) and DAF (27/2). MAN (21/2) edged ahead of Iveco (20/1) for 10th.
With trailer manufacturers forced to close during the Level 4 lockdown, unsurprisingly only three managed to register new vehicles – Freighter improving from 10th to seventh with its five regos, Domett with two and TMC one.
Market leader Patchell (38/0) retained its YTD leadership, followed by Fruehauf (31/0), MTE (28/0), Roadmaster (27/0), Domett (22/2), TMC (20/1) and Freighter (14/5).
Completing the top 10 were TES (12/0) and Transport Trailers and Transfleet (both 11/0).
Gavin Logging has this new Kenworth T659 logger working out of Hanmer Springs, with Stephen (Yogi) Oakley at the wheel. It has a 600-615hp Cummins X15 engine, an 18-speed Roadranger transmission and Meritor 46-160GP diffs on Airglide suspension. It’s fitted with Patchell log gear and tows a matching four-axle trailer
Paengaroa Road Haulage (PRH) has this new Volvo FH 540 carting general freight and produce around the North Island, out of its Te Puke base. The 8x4 rigid has a 540hp engine, an I Shift AMT and a new Domett curtainsider body and matching five-axle trailer
The second of two new Mack Trident 8x4 tractor units has gone to work for Dibble Bulk Transport, carting cement products with a Feldbinder quad semi-trailer pneumatic tanker. The Mt Maunganui-based unit has a 535hp Mack MP8 engine, an mDrive AMT and Meritor 46-160 diffs
Wairoa’s Kiwi Transport has this new Volvo FM 500 tipper unit carting fert and bulk metal around its home area. The 6x4 has a 500hp engine, I-Shift transmission and Volvo diffs, with a 7.5 tonne front axle and Transfleet bulk body