RIGS OF 2006 - September Freightliner Argosy – DAB510

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The truck test in the September issue of New Zealand Trucking magazine featured a Freightliner Argosy set up with Jackson crates to haul livestock throughout the North Island. 

Gary Leonard purchased the combination, contracting to Gordon Transport Ltd in Taupo. He crossed the Napier-Taupo Road regularly, and was often seen as far north as Moerewa in the Bay of Islands.


The Freightliner was fitted out with a Cummins Signature 15-litre 620hp engine, an 18-speed Eaton RTLO AMT gearbox, Meritor RT-46 series diffs, and Freightliner 46,000lb airbag suspension. Tony Hill Signs in Tauranga gave the combination an individual appearance.
The 8x4 and 4-axle trailer had run for seven years when it was sold to Central Transport Ltd in Reporoa. 

The Freightliner was given a complete makeover and went back on the road in the distinctive CTL blue, silver and grey colours. It has now covered 1.6 million kilometres with no major problems.

More RIGS OF 2006 here: 

jan-feb-iveco-powerstar march-daf-fttxf95-cue204-now-eed47 april-freightliner-century-class-cus864

may-scania-p420-cze335 june-sterling-lt9500hx july-international-7600

august-hino-700-ww18 september-freightliner-argosydab510 october-mack-visiondhg801

november-kenworth-t404sdmg262 december-iveco-stralis-at13dcj569