Lee Fishing on surviving Covid – connections and positives

When Covid closed all the restaurants in 2020, it hurt the fishing industry.

All the big companies called and cancelled their orders, and Peter Lee of @Lee Fishing Company brought his fleet home and tied up for 6 weeks. “ It may not have been the best decision, but fuel is a huge cost to deep-sea fishermen. The water is 300 to 600 feet deep in places, and usually, we are about 50 miles offshore. The usual tour is a 35-night stint, with an initial 30 hours of travel, which means using up to 40,000 litres in 3 weeks.”

North of Cairns is the “mothership”, a 50-metre Sea Swift, with a million-litre diesel tank. It provides refuelling of all kinds including food and water for the crew.

“Torquepower rebuilt two KTA Cummins Engines for us. Excellent engines, and being out at sea, they need to be ! You can’t pull up at a marina out there for repairs. “

We overhaul them every 30,000 hours regardless. All the filters and parts come from Torquepower. We have a special connection with Torquepower. I can call anytime for help. Even when I need non-Cummins marine parts, Torquepower can source them for me quickly.

So what are the positives? – “ Well the Queensland Coast got a breather, as fishing totally closed down. Now the ocean is producing really well. A lot of product and lots of demand. I just can’t get enough to supply to Australian and Asian markets. After Covid, I downsized the fleet, got really efficient, and don’t personally go to sea anymore, but I still miss it. “

#peterleesfishing #torquepower #cummins #survivingCovid #marine

The Family that works together…

Since 2004 Torquepower has enjoyed a strong relationship with Progress Heavy Vehicles.  Adrian and Annette O’Donnell are the new owners, but are well known to each other, with an interlinked history. PHVR was formerly owned and operated by Peter Morgan – Workshop Foreman at Torquepower, and Adrian worked at Boral for 26  years with Peter Morgan.

“We look after everyday areas, like greasing right through to major trailer services. I’ve got a variety of good guys here with a diverse skill sets particularly with Cummins engines, they have good knowledge and Cummins experience.”

“My father taught me straight up what I didn’t want to do in life. He was a panel beater, and it was my job to help him after school. That definitely steered me away from panel-beating. He pointed out that there was a lot of trucks on the road and someone needed to look after them. “

When I came across this business, I knew it had a good history and reputation, and it suited me and my family to return to the diesel industry.  Annette has skills in accounting and administration, and our two boys are diesel mechanics. “

“I believe the Family that works together, stays together. We also like to play around with motor racing, which has taken us all-over Australia. The boys are Junior champions and now they are working their way up to the senior categories. Casey our youngest son won the 2020 Wingless QLD Title which was a huge achievement amongst a field of 35 cars and became the youngest QLD Champion in history with this win. We love Speedway racing. The family gets right into it. Everyone has an important role, enjoys it and we get some good results. It’s pretty handy to have a family of mechanics, plus of course Dad does the panels. “

“Torquepower  looks after our Cummins Parts supply, everything from gaskets to water pumps  and so on. Torquepower have a great availability of –  parts any issues we work together to get the customer back on the road sooner. “

Paul Duce, Torquepower sales manager “ The best way we can support Progress, is with on-time parts supply, the right parts every time; and tech support. It’s all about getting the customer back on the road in a timely manner . “

#torquepower #progressheavyvehicles #cummins #phvr #speedway

QSM11 Industrial Spec Long Block suits Hyundai/Clark applications.

This one has just hit the floor….

Fully reconditioned QSM11 Industrial Spec Long Block with 12 months unlimited km/hr warranty.

Priced from $29500* + GST this one won’t last long.

*Further trade discounts apply. Talk to TORQUEPOWER now 0732778277 ; 170 Beatty Road, Archerfield, Qld 4108.


Long Block includes;


• Inframe Rebuild Kit
• Recon Water pump
• Recon acc drive
• Serviced cylinder block
• Serviced crankshaft
• Reconditioned cylinder head
• Reconditioned Oil Pump
• New rocker lever assemblies
• New Thermostat
• New Oil Cooler

Even at Christmas – Torquepower keeps you moving …

Merry Christmas – and Thank you!  

For Emergency Parts – Call Diego 0407139571

It’s been a challenging yet successful 2020, and we appreciate the support our customers, friends, and team members continue to show us.

We are grateful to be an all-Australian business in a beautiful country that we are all enjoying seeing more of. May you have a relaxing and safe holiday season, and we will see you back fresh in 2021.

Shop now for Pre-Christmas Delivery https://shop.torquepower.com.au/#About

Torquepower Christmas Closure Dates

Thursday24th DecOpen | Close at 3pm
Friday25thClosed
Saturday26thBoxing Day closed
Sunday27thClosed
Monday28thBoxing Day Holiday – Closed
Tuesday29th8am to 4pm
Wednesday30th8am to 4pm
Thursday31st8am to 4pm
Friday1st JanNew Years Eve – Closed
Saturday2ndClosed
Sunday3rdClosed
Monday4th7.30am to 5pm ( Return to normal hours )

Win a Christmas Hamper.

It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS at TORQUEPOWER ! Buy a Cummins diesel engine part, TOTAL Oil, 77 Lubricants, a Fleetguard, Donaldson, Racor or Baldwin Filter, Bosch Injector, Dayco Belts, Purosil Hoses, Tecalemit Greasing products ….. BUY ANYTHING IN *DECEMBER and go in the prize draw TO WIN a fabulous Christmas Hamper, in a basket filled with merchandise, and delicious holiday treats. Call 0732778277, order at https://shop.torquepower.com.au/#About or see us at 170 Beatty Road, Archerfield. #torquepower #cummins #Christmas2020 *Closed & Drawn 22nd December, winner will be notified by phone and hamper delivered.

Christmas 2020 – Opening Hours & Torquepower Services

Merry Christmas – and Thank you!

It’s been a challenging yet successful 2020, and we appreciate the support our customers, friends, and team members continue to show us. We are grateful to be an all-Australian business in a beautiful country that we are enjoying seeing more of. May you have a relaxing and safe holiday season, and we will see you back fresh in 2021.


Shop now for Pre-Christmas Delivery –
https://shop.torquepower.com.au/#About

Opening Hours

Thursday24th DecOpen | Close at 3pm
Friday25thClosed
Saturday26thBoxing Day closed
Sunday27thClosed
Monday28thBoxing Day Holiday – Closed
Tuesday29th8am to 4pm
Wednesday30th8am to 4pm
Thursday31st8am to 4pm
Friday1st JanNew Years Eve – Closed
Saturday2ndClosed
Sunday3rdClosed
Monday4th7.30am to 5pm ( Return to normal hours )


Delivery Before Christmas


*If you want to ensure delivery before Christmas holidays please ensure your orders are placed by Tuesday 22nd or Wednesday 23rd for Queensland. *Freight provider dependant.
Torquepower will continue to dispatch outgoing parcels until 12 noon Wednesday, December 23rd.

For Emergency Parts – Call Diego 0407139571

Lennie & Ginger Mick – Australian courage, hard work and the value of a dream.

“There’s something about facing adversity that really brings a people around* “       

(*Bernie Wheatley, Musician )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3z7RyDu4Tk)

It is 1932 and John Bradfield is spanning the Sydney Harbour, there is economic depression, unemployment is at 32%,and Australians are learning to be frugal;  stretching the family budget with casseroles and soups; and in Leongatha in outback Victoria an amazing little bloke called Lennie Gwyther has taken over ploughing the family’s 24 fields after Dad ,‘ Captain’ Leo,  breaks a leg.  Young Lennie is fascinated with the engineering and construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and as a reward he is invited to the opening.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is famously held together by six million Australian-made hand-driven rivets, the last being driven through the deck on 21 January 1932. The rivets were heated red-hot and inserted into the plates. The arch is composed of two 28-panel arch trusses arch and has a span of 504 m and its summit is 134 m above sea level ( expansion of the steel structure on hot days can increase the height of the arch by 18 cm!) The bridge building coincided with the construction of a system of underground railways in Sydney’s CBD, known today as the City Circle, and the total weight of the steelwork of the bridge, including the arch and approach spans, is 52,800 tonnes.  The bridge was regarded as a triumph over Depression times, earning the nickname “the Iron Lung”, as it kept many Depression-era workers employed.

Today we may think twice about allowing a 9 year old child to ride their bike to the shops. To consider a solo horseback journey by a nine-year old boy accompanied by his horse, Ginger Mick, foaled on exactly the same day as Lennie was born , of 1,000-kilometres to watch the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, carrying nothing but his PJs, spare clothes, a toothbrush and a water bottle is amazing, and Australians were captivated by the story. On the journey Lennie was set upon by “vagabonds, crossed a bush fire, and met the Prime Minister. He arrived in Martin Place, accompanied by 25 police, and 10,000 cheering Sydney-siders. He and Ginger Mick, participated in the Royal Easter Show and paraded across the Sydney Harbour bridge in its opening. He rode an elephant at Taronga Zoo , met Don Bradman and brought home a signed crocket bat.

After his marvellous adventure, he rode home with a letter from the Mayor of Sydney and one Australian Pound, and returned to work on the farm.  At 19, he enlisted in the Army, and was awarded the Military Cross and bar in 1916 and 1917. Later,  Lennie commenced work as an engineer with General Motors’ Holden at Fisherman’s Bend, Victoria. He built a house for his mother, and had a lathe in the shed and he was always turning wood or making tools or tables.

Apart from being the youngest known person to make a solo equestrian journey of this magnitude, why does Lenny’s story affect us so greatly? He was a small boy, a hard worker with a love of construction and of adventure. At a time when the nation was struggling economically, his family took a risk, depending on the kindness of strangers along his journey.  It reminds us of Australian courage, hard work and the value of a dream.

Our dream was not as captivating, or as daring, but at a time when we felt smaller Cummins operators weren’t being looked after as well as they should be, we formed Torquepower. We worked 24 hours a day some days, 7 days each week frequently; to establish a company that was always there to help keep your operation going. It’s only a tiny bit of Australian history, but we are motivated by the stories of Lennie and Ginger Mick, and all the other Australians who do us proud in difficult times.

Genuine Cummins Marine Engine SPECIALS

Cummins is a leader in the Marine engine market with products ranging from 3.9 litre to 95 litre and duty cycles from commercial full-time propulsion such as ships, ferries and fishing vessels – to recreational and sailboats. Torquepower is your FIRST CHOICE for Genuine Cummins engines and parts.

Call TORQUEPOWER to discuss our keen July specials and your new Marine Cummins engine requirement. We also carry a full range of support parts for your Cummins operation. 0732778277 | info@torquepower.com

.July Specials

Spec NumberDescriptionRetail Price Advertised Sell Price Incl GST
57031.01NT855-M – 300HP@1800  $                    40,654.00 $ 35,133.30
57032.02NTA855-M – 350HP@1800 T2 $                    47,350.00 $ 40,921
57033.02NTA855-M – 4000HP@1800 T2 $                    51,563.00   $ 44,640
67037.01KTA19-M – 500HP@1800 $                    82,446.00   $ 71,250
67038.01KTA19-M – 425HP@1800 $                    74,581.00 $64,452.14           

Inclusions NT Product

NTA855-M – 400HP@1800 T2

Starter Motor 24V Insulated Ground
Alternator 24V 100 AMP
Front Engine Supports
Flywheel Housing SAE #1
Flywheel to suit 14″ Clutch
Dry Exhaust Elbow 5″
Cummins Marine Grey
Belt Guard
IMO Tier 1 Certificate & IMO Tier 2 Certificate
Manuals

Inclusions K T Product

KTA19-M – 500HP@1800

Starter Motor 24V Insulated Ground
Alternator 24V 100 AMP
Front Engine Supports
Flywheel Housing SAE #0
Flywheel to suit 14″ Clutch
Dry Exhaust Elbow 6″
Cummins Marine Grey
Belt Guard
IMO Tier 1 Certificate
Manuals

Warranty Coverage

Engine Features

COVID-19 Response

As the uncertainties of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to evolve, we would like to share with you some of the key actions that Torquepower management is taking to ensure our staff remain safe, and that we maintain reliable and safe services for our customers.


By taking early and decisive steps to prepare for the projected spread of COVID-19, we are confident that we are doing our part to help minimise the impact and disruption to our customers.


Our Senior Management Team is monitoring the developing situation daily and will ensure our response is timely and proportionate to the level of spread and its likely impact on the business, our people and our customers.


The steps we have taken so far include:
• Formalising our General Manager as our Coronavirus Response Coordinator who will report directly to me on all evolving threats.
• Providing our staff with regular communication and updates designed to limit the spread of the virus
• Creating a culture of infection control through raised awareness and support around personal and workspace hygiene.
• Modifying our twice-daily customer delivery services to ensure minimum human contact occurs.
Bringing forward the release of a new interactive Torquepower Online store that will bring opportunities for customers to order remotely and have product delivered. This further assists with human separation.
• Modifying our Sales Counter and Goods receipt areas to increase human separation.
• Identifying and preparing to equip key staff to be able to temporarily work from home as required
• Establishing contingency plans to maintain services and availabilities during times of significant and sustained absenteeism
• Temporarily suspending infield sales activities
• Providing employees with the latest Government updates
• Optimising the use of internal technology for team meetings
• Adapting to customer service process change requests wherever practical to do so.


Cummins engine and associated product supply and support is our primary company function and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure continuity of this service to our customers.


We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves and please do not hesitate to contact our General manager or myself directly should you have any questions.

Yours Faithfully,

Ken Roberts
Managing Director

Merry Christmas from Torquepower

Our 41st year has been great! Thank you for your support. Have a wonderful Christmas period with those you love, drive safely, and may 2020 be a prosperous and healthy one for us all !

H O L I D A Y T R A D I N G H O U R S
Monday 23rd Dec – 8am to 4pm
Tuesday 24th Dec – 8am to 4pm
Weds 25th & Thurs 26th Dec – closed
Friday 27th Dec – 8am to 4pm
Saturday 28th – closed
Mon & Tues 31st Dec – 8am to 4pm
Wednesday 1st January – closed
Thurs 2nd Jan & Fri 3rd Jan- 8am to 4pm
Sat 4th Jan – 8.30am to 11.30am
Monday 6th Jan – Normal business trading resumes


For emergency spare parts, please call
Diego on 0407139571
Bruce on 0420767906 or
Zac at 0437207170

EXPAC says ” Torquepower is our first choice for Cummins parts”

“EXPAC is a dedicated procurement and export company that services the Pacific Island, specifically Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Island, Fiji and Noumea. PNG is our key area of business. We export a large range of motor vehicles and heavy vehicle parts to workshops in PNG and support a large fleet of passenger vehicles, heavy vehicles and buses to service our own sites in Papua New Guinea, and the landowner company, NKW Holdings.”

“The products we export are many and varied and include construction materials, electrical cabling and fit out materials, plumbing, toilets, sinks, really everything you can think of, and we freight by sea and air. “

“Torquepower has always been our first choice for Cummins support. They are helpful and knowledgeable, and their response time is the best in the industry. Torquepower understands our clients are in a remote area and don’t have a local garage or Bunnings. If our parts are wrong, or don’t turn up on time, it causes a lot of stress ! “

Barry Long, Procurement Officer, EXPAC Australia.

The three initials, N, K and W, are the initials of the three clans who are the traditional landowners, and manage the catering and camp management, logistics, building and construction and agriculture. NKW Fresh operates fresh produce collection depots in Kainantu, Wau and Lae and support them with highly efficient transport logistics. NKW Catering provides food for 1100 people living and working on the mine sites.

NKW HOLDINGS – MOROBE

You can rely on TORQUEPOWER . Make Torquepower your first choice for Cummins Parts – since 1978 | 170 Beatty Road, Archerfield, Qld.