Our team love what they do – and the trucks that they get to drive and operate – so they were excited to take part in the 2019 Turners Truck & Machinery Show at Pukekohe Raceway in December.
It was a chance for HydroVac to showcase some of the great gear we have, including some of our smaller response trucks (Mitsubishi Fusos and the tandem-axel vacuum trailer), two of our leading-edge 25,000cfm dry air excavators, and the newest addition to the Volvo fleet: a 2010 FM 8-wheeler vacuum loading/flushing combi, which is driven by Gabe Stoltz.
The highlight of the day was when the latter took out first place in the Specialised/Miscellaneous category! Pictured is Gabe (squatting), operations manager Mike Dargaville, senior truck operator Iulai Masoe, field ops Manager Muneer Jacobs, senior truck operator Brent Murphy and CCTV technician Nathan Smith. (Junior trainee operator Hayden Koenon was behind the camera.)
A fantastic result for our guys!
Speaking of Gabe, back in 2018 he had a bit of a hero moment, saving the life of a police offer by using his 20 ton work truck. You can read that story HERE