Gin Gin “ dinosaur” delighted with fuel savings

Gin Gin “ dinosaur” delighted with fuel savings

“Honestly, the trucks have never run as well as (Torquepower’s technician) Neil has them running now. One of our trucks hauls 30 tonnes of road base non-stop every day, the driver’s been able to go up a gear and the fuel economy is unbelievable! We can’t believe how much we are saving. “

“They’re old girls but they’re good girls !”  Says Peter Gorlick of his hardworking trucks at Gorlick Earthmoving in Gin Gin. “I’ve been married for 32 years, those trucks have been with us for 20. The only thing more loyal, is my wife Colleen !”

Peter is a happy man. In difficult times, he has a lot of work. “We have our own small quarry and haul our own stuff out of it. Currently, we are restoring the Paradise Dam wash-out. We do Dam work for farms, drainage, if you can think of it, we can do it. We run skid steers, trucks, tippers, floats, dog trailers, loaders and excavators from 3.5 to 35 tonnes. We keep our price to a minimum, look after the local customers, and we get the bigger jobs too.”

“Honestly, the trucks have never run as well as (Torquepower’s technician) Neil has them running now. One of our trucks hauls 30 tonnes of road base non-stop every day, the driver’s been able to go up a gear and the fuel economy is unbelievable! We can’t believe how much we are saving. “

Torquepower’s on-site technician Neil Bird headed out to Gin Gin to assess what was needed to improve running of a 1996 Western Star Truck,  1988 Kenworth T600 , 1984 Kenworth K125 Cabover and a 1989 KenworthT600 . Better fuel economy is a very pleasing result! “Why is business thriving? Having older gear that we own, and we keep it well maintained. That helps us keep the cost factor down.”

“We’ve been dealing with Torquepower for quite a few years now. I used to talk to Director Ken (Roberts) a fair bit. They’ve been very precise. The biggest issue with business today is to talk to someone who knows what they’re talking about. There may be other people out there cheaper than Torquepower, but you get what you want, when you want it! By the time you’ve mucked around with the wrong part and the wrong info, its cost you a lot of money, so I prefer to talk to Justin and Diego at Torquepower parts. 

“I’m called the dinosaur out here, I don’t even touch computers. Colleen runs everything else.”  Says the feminine side of this successful partnership,“ We’ve been in our own business since we married. We have learnt to rely on each other, we never wanted to be a ” big business” just a family business, I handle the admin, Peter talks to clients, he can really see the job through their eyes.”