Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 151 - Our magnificent Kenworth T900 prime mover up for a 15-year upgrade

1st November 2006

Our magnificent Kenworth T900 prime mover built by Paccar in Melbourne, Australia in 1990 has been a faithful servant to Sandstone Estates since its inception. The truck has now come into our main workshop for a 15-year upgrade. This means it will be gone through from end to end and all mechanical and cosmetic items will be checked and if necessary rehabilitated.

In addition, with the large wheat harvest to be combined in January, this hugely powerful truck, fitted with a 550 horsepower CAT 3406E engine, will see service in the wheat lands. In Australia this horse would have
typically pulled three tri-axle trailers with a an all-up weight of over 100-tons.

Therefore by Australian standards the truck never works that hard.

Further details to follow.