Kenworth DAF Adelaide
100 Port Wakefield Road, Cavan, SA, 5094
Phone: (08) 8139 4000
Fax: (08) 8244 3919
Kenworth DAF Riverland
Cnr. Hughes Street & Jellett Road, Berri, SA, 5343
Phone: (08) 8582 2944
Fax: (08) 8582 1399
473 Burton Road, Burton, SA, 5110
Phone: (08) 8280 6600
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DAF production at PACCAR Australia's Bayswater
Coinciding with the handover last week of the 60,000th locally-manufactured Kenworth, DAF Trucks Australia (DTA) announced that some DAF trucks for the Australian market will be assembled at the PACCAR Australia production facility in Bayswater, commencing in the second half of 2018.
DAF is a global organisation with more than 85 years’ experience in vehicle engineering and manufacturing.
DAF currently manufactures industry-leading trucks in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Westerlo (Belgium), Leyland (United Kingdom) and Ponta Grossa (Brazil). DAF’s engine factory, component plant, press shop and final assembly line for CF and XF models are located in Eindhoven, and the axles and cabins are produced in Westerlo. Leyland Trucks (also a PACCAR company) produces the LF series of light-duty trucks, as well as the heavy-duty CF and XF series vehicles.
Media Release: DAF launches new website
PACCAR Australia, parent company of DAF Trucks Australia, has launched the new DAF website. DAF’s integrated campaign message ‘Do the Math, Buy a DAF’ design elements have been the foundation for the new website that is modern, clean and provides visitors with an engaging experience.
By taking a fresh and coordinated approach, DAF has created a clear connection between all of its assets while maintaining its brand position in a fresh and responsive environment.
The new site reflects the brand platform DAF Trucks Australia has been promoting in 2017. The site has been designed to provide the ultimate user experience with improved navigation and functionality, allowing visitors to access product information and videos with the option to share information across major social networking sites.
“DAF is a leading brand in Europe and the UK and we know the DAF product in Australia has so much to offer Australian truck drivers and buyers, and that’s why we are doing all we can to get this brand on more people’s shopping list,” said Rob Griffin, DAF General Sales Manager,
“The goal is to invite more people to consider a DAF. We know from customer feedback that people’s perception of the DAF product enhances dramatically when they experience the range firsthand. ‘Drive it, you’ll love it’ is a frequent response from new DAF owners. This coupled with the support of the extensive extended PACCAR network, the strongest in Australia, and DAF’s reputation for safety, comfort and efficiency, is why DAF is the smart choice.”
“This new website better represents our vision for DAF for the future.”
PACCAR Australia has been selling DAF in Australia since 1998 and in that time has delivered more than 4,000 trucks.
The DAF Trucks Australia website can be viewed here
Published with the permission of PACCAR Australia.
Kenworth DAF Adelaide proudly supporting the Burra Picnic Races.
Mark it in your calendar, the Burra Picnic Races are on for another year raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Held on Saturday, October 28, the races are located at Thistlebeds Station, just over 2 hours from Adelaide. Bring your swag or camper trailer along and enjoy a full day of awesome events including horse racing, barrel racing and gymkhana. You will also be able to enjoy some great family friendly spectator activities including Fashions on the Field, wheelbarrow races, tug 'o' war, sheep racing and a bouncy castle! What more could you possible want?
Catering and bar services will be available all day, along with live entertainment into the evening. For more information, follow Burra Picnic Race Club on Facebook.
Kenworth DAF Adelaide are proud to sponsor this event, which donated over $15,000 last year to the Royal Flying Doctor Service- an extremely worthy recipient.
For more information on Burra and the Clare Valley, including what to do and where to stay, visit their website which is full of inspiration for young and old.
The Power of the T4
Published with permission from PACCAR Australia
The availability of PACCAR’s MX-13 engine under the bonnet of Australian made Kenworth trucks was described as a game changer when it was first announced in 2014.
The PACCAR MX-13 engine offers Kenworth customers an engine choice in the competitive 13L market, in applications where tare weight and fuel economy are critical elements in performance. With the optimised Eaton UltraShift® PLUS Transmission (AMT), the PACCAR MX-13 delivers even more benefits, providing an integrated solution for those customers wanting an Automated Manual Transmission in their operations.
Kenworth DAF Adelaide proud to sponsor the OZ Outback Odyssey
Since 2015 Kenworth DAF Adelaide has been supporting the OZ Outback Odyssey to help raise vital funds for the Royal Flying Doctors Service. For the 3rd year running General Manager Jonathan Crawford, Josh Beattie, Lachie McQuade & Ben Holmes will set off from Adelaide in car 1934 across the outback to the far north of Queensland.
Like many of us, Jono never thought that he would be in need of the RFDS….. Until one day he had to make a life changing phone call for a close family member in need. A special connection was formed that day with the RFDS that he will always hold close to his heart.
“I'm inspired by the work of Royal Flying Doctor Service - serving SA NT & beyond and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in OZ Outback Odyssey 2017. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can. The more people that know about Royal Flying Doctor Service, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing this cause with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it will save lives!” Jonathan Crawford – General Manger CMV Truck Sales & Service Pty Ltd
Please visit https://ozoutbackodyssey2017.everydayhero.com/au/car-1934 to donate.
Media Release: Kenworth to debut Legend 900 truck at Brisbane Truck Show
Kenworth will present the second in its Legend Series of trucks, when it unveils the Legend 900 at the Brisbane Truck Show..... Read more
THE T610 COMES TO KENWORTH DAF ADELAIDE
Late last year, Kenworth Australia launched its best truck yet, the T610 & T610SAR, which is by far the largest, most functional and most exactingly manufactured cab ever. We are extremely proud to be associated with this outstanding Australian-designed, Australian-made Kenworth.
Here at Kenworth DAF Adelaide, we recently held our own T610 customer launch at the dealership, with more than 200 customers in attendance. Guest speakers from PACCAR detailed the design and innovation that has gone into the development of this truck to make it more intuitive, comfortable, aerodynamic and better looking. This successful evening was followed by an open day for families and interested parties to come and experience the new model. Our staff were kept busy cooking the BBQ and handing out refreshments and balloons.
The T610 is creating enormous excitement and activity and we are looking forward to seeing more and more of them on the roads!
TAKE A PEEK INTO PARTS
Renovations at the front end of our dealership are now complete, making the parts and service area open and accessible to our customers. We removed the dividing wall between the showroom and parts department, which gives both areas a clean, fresh flow-through feel. The parts team has been busy rearranging their shelving to better showcase our large range of products.
Thank you to our customers, suppliers and staff for their patience during the renovations. The end result is well worth the effort as we have improved our customers’ experience across parts, service and sales. Another benefit is that the new layout is more inclusive for staff across our dealership’s various operations.
SERVICE ON TRACK
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has authorised qualified staff in our service department to undertake roadworthy inspections, brake roller, shaker plates and pit infrastructure inspections. This is for vehicles over 4.5t GVM, which are older than three years, for change of ownership purposes. We have been extremely successful in completing numerous inspections on a daily basis, including completing 88 inspections in the shortest month of the year! You can find out more about the heavy vehicle inspection here
In January, we welcomed four new apprentices to our dealership; Ethan Mclean, Campbell Byrne, Nicholas Pitts and Ryan Fogarty. Under the direction of Training & Apprenticeship Manager Troy Seyfang these young men will undergo a range of skills-based training and supervision.
We have developed a competency-based training matrix to train our technicians on a broad spectrum of vehicle components. Not only does this provide a variety of work, but it delivers multi-skill sets across the entire service area, to ensure our customers receive a consistent quality of workmanship.
The 2017 SARTA 'Great Gatsby' Gala Dinner was recently held with a great night being had by all. We were extremely proud to see the Kym Brennand Memorial Young Achiever of the Year Award go to Josh Beattie and the Jim Crawford Memorial Award for Employee of the Year awarded to duel winners Daniel Mcfee and Malcom McBeath.
Josh was caught by surprise at the announcement of the award, and Daniel and Malcom (above), both drivers for Gilberts Transport Services made history as the first duel winners, presented by Kenworth DAF Adelaide's General Manager, Jonathan Crawford.
T610 and T610SAR Open Day At Kenworth DAF Adelaide
Kenworth DAF Adelaide would like to welcome you to join us on Saturday, March 18 to preview the all new Kenworth T610 and T610SAR.
The new T610 has by far the largest, most functional and most exactingly manufactured cab ever to grace an Australian-designed, Australian-made Kenworth.
It’s more spacious and more comfortable, is equipped with more sophisticated instrumentation, offers a superior driving position with greater visibility for improved on-road safety, has greater insulation from road noise and dust, and more effective climate control.
As well as the opportunity to view the vehicles, our Kenworth sales team will be available to answer any questions you may have. The whole family is welcome, and there will be a BBQ and refreshments on the day.
When: Saturday, March 18. 9am-2pm
Where: Kenworth DAF Adelaide. 100 Port Wakefield Road, Cavan.
For any questions, please phone 08 8139 4000
For more information regarding the T610, please click here
For more information regarding the T610 SAR, please click here
Heavy Vehicle Inspections at Kenworth DAF Adelaide
From January 2017, all vehicles and trailers with a Gross Vehicles Mass (GVM) or Aggregate Trailer mass (ATM) over 4.5 tonnes that are three years or older from date of manufacture will require an inspection and passed as roadworthy prior to the transfer of registration in South Australia at change of ownership.
This includes vehicles in the NHVR Maintenance Accreditation Scheme, but excludes buses and special purpose vehicles such as tractors, agricultural and road making equipment.
Kenworth DAF Adelaide is your local authorised heavy vehicle inspection station, we are located at 100 Port Wakefield Road Cavan SA 5094.
Cost: $150.00 + GST **Bookings Essential**
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm & Saturday 8am – 12pm
Please call 08 8139 4000 to book your Heavy Vehicle Inspection today.
Further information can be found here
Outback Trek Conquered
For eight days an enthusiastic troop of four-wheel drives and vintage cars meandered their way across the red dirt of the Australian outback to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Customer Delivery: T409SAR for Nuriootpa Traders
Nuriootpa Traders proudly took delivery of this Orora T409SAR.
Restoration: Kenworth W924 for Radford Earth Movers
Finally finished and restored back to her old self, a fantastic milestone for CMV & Radford Earth Movers. This Kenworth W924 (Seattle) truly looks spectacular. Originally owned by East Kimberley Transport Co. built in 1966 by Kenworth Motor Truck Company. Restorations began in 2013 and were completed in 2016. Well done all that worked on her.
South Aussie with Cosi at Kenworth DAF Adelaide
We had a special guest visit Kenworth DAF Adelaide on Friday. Andrew Costello from South Aussie with Cosi! What a great surprise! Ginette Jenkins & Jonathan Crawford were lucky enough to have a photo with Cosi!
Cosi made us a short "South Aussie with Cosi" episode as well.
Customers Delivery: Dennis Transport
The newest delivery goes to Steve Dennis from Dennis Transport. Congratulations on the new K200. Well done Mark, she looks great!
New Product Support & Breakdown Van
Our Product Support Van has had a makeover. With its stylish design featuring a Kenworth Limited Edition T950 on the side, this one will be hard to miss.
Customer Delivery: Kenworth T950
Another incredible Kenworth Legend T950 on the road.
Customer Delivery: Ross Contracting
Ross Contracting were lucky enough to take this amazing T409SAR home in April. Looking very good we must say!
Customer Delivery: Collins Transport
This Kenworth Day Cab was delivered to Collins Transport.
Customer Delivery: Andrew Ailmore
Kenworth Legend T950 #7 now safe with Andrew Ailmore. Congrats on one of the Limited Edition trucks!
Customer Delivery: Welke Transport
Congratulations to Alex & Rohan Welke from Welke Transport on their purchase of the Limited Edition Kenworth Legend T950 #39.
Customer Delivery: Hahn Corporation
A second Kenworth truck delivered to the Hahn Corporation: a stunning T409.
Customer Delivery: Craig Arthur
Congratulations to Craig Arthur on their Limited Edition #44! Happy trucking guys!
Customer Delivery: Hahn Corporation
A beautiful Kenworth K200 delivered to the Hahn Corporation.
Customer Delivery: Eades Transport
Congratulations to Darell & Kylie Eades on the pick up of their Kenworth T950 Legend in Melbourne earlier this year. It's one of the Limited Edition run, number 38.
Customer Delivery: Booth
Check out this red beauty looking stunning in the sun. Booth's newest fleet addition is a Kenworth T409.
Customer Delivery: Princess Royal Station
One of the newest Princess Royal Kenworth trucks, the T409SAR is ready to roll out the doors and into work.
Customer Delivery: Princess Royal Station
Princess Royal Station have just taken delivery of their newest Kenworth T909.
Customer Delivery: Colliver's Transport
Well done Bob on another successful delivery! Colliver's Transport have added a brand new Kenworth T409SAR to their fleet.
Customer Delivery: Eades Transport
Bob Malusa is getting ready to deliver this Kenworth K200 beauty to Eades Transport.
Customer Delivery: KB Trucking
A new Kenworth T409SAR for KB Trucking, all ready for delivery. Congratulation on your newest addition!
Customer Delivery: Salter
Salter have just taken delivery of their newest addition to the fleet: a Kenworth T909. What a beauty!
Customer Delivery: Rob Vottino
Congratulations to Rob Vottino who has just taken delivery of a new Kenworth T359.
Customer Delivery: Ian Yeing
Bob Malusa has been busy delivering this Big Cab beauty: a Kenworth K200 for Ian Yeing. What a great way to end a cold, wet, windy and wild weather day!
Customer Delivery: Peter Cousins
Justin Faull delivered this beautiful DAF CF85 FTS today to Peter Cousins. Congratulations on the newest addition to the fleet and enjoy the ride!
Customer Delivery: Garden Grove
Number 41 of the Limited Edition Kenworth T950 Legend series goes to Garden Grove! Here it is doing some hard yakka.
Customer Delivery: Anthony Male
Congratualtions Anthony Male on a great looking Kenworth T409SAR!
Customer Delivery: Thomas Gas
A stunning Kenworth K200 for Thomas Gas strutting its stuff in the sun. Looking great!
Customer Delivery: Direct Fules, Mount Barker
Direct Fules Mount Barker have just taken delivery of their brand new Kenworth T909. A great addition to the fleet!
Customer Delivery: PSB & Sons
Brad Keller delivered another truck this week: a beautiful Kenworth T409SAR to PSB & Sons!
Customer Delivery: Wheare Transport
Brad Keller delivered this beautiful Kenworth K200 big cab to the Wheare family. It was great to see you all on Friday. Enjoy the ride!
Customer Delivery: Dolling Freight Padathway
Dolling Freight Padathway just took delivery of their new Kenworth truck, a T409SAR. Congratulations!
Our Customers: Bigger and Better - M&D Wilson
The first T609 delivered into South Australia went down to the piteresque Southern Vales region - to Malcolm and Di Wilson, from McLaren Flat. It was their first ever Kenworth...
Experience has taught Malc Wilson that not all trucks are the same. And, even though some brands may share similar components, that's where the similarity ends.
Our Customers: Rags to Riches - Craig Arthur
There wouldn’t be many owners, or operators who know the ins and outs of their Kenworths like Craig Arthur ...
It all started for Craig with the family business about 30 years ago, back when Craig’s grandmother was cleaning the South Australian Commercial Motor Vehicle Group (CMV) head offices in Flinders Street. While his father, Trevor was taking care of the truck detailing at CMV’s South Road dealership. When CMV moved part of its dealership out to Gepps Cross, his Dad made the shift as well, taking on the detailing and pre-delivery work for CMV’s bus division.
Our Customers: The Searchers - Halliburton
Halliburton’s expertise has been instrumental in the early development of Australia’s oil and gas fields. Fifty years later, the company is still hard at work ...
Australians have been crossing the Great Divide to seek their fortune in the outback since the arrival of the First Fleet. From the early explorers to the gold miners and cattle barons who followed them, the search for fabled riches has become part of bush folklore.
These days though the story has shifted, it’s all about the mining giants and their attractive employment packages that are the lure. Multi-million dollar mines capture the headlines, but it’s the search for new resources that drives the investment.
The CMV Group Celebrates 80 Years
On the 26th February, the CMV Group celebrated its 80th year as a proud, family-owned and operated enterprise. The Group’s origins trace back to 1934 and first began ...
Media Release: PACCAR World showcases world-class Kenworth and DAF advances at Melbourne's ITTES show
PACCAR Australia – the leading provider of complete trucking solutions – will showcase its range of products and services at the 2014 International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show (ITTES) on 3-6 April at the Melbourne Showgrounds.