FRANK Cabo is no stranger to trucking.
He has notched up 34 years and in his hey day the first rig Frank steered was an International ACCO with a six-cylinder 290 horsepower Cummins engine with a nine- speed Road Ranger. Typical of a rig of that era, it rode on spring suspension, pulling a 38-foot bogie flat-top trailer doing the pensioner run from Melbourne to Adelaide, driving for his dad Joe Cabo. Frank now steers a Freightliner Argosy. and under the shed lays a Cummins 500 horsepower donk, and to get this pony along, an 18-speed auto shift does the trick.
The Argosy rides on air bag suspension towing a 48 flat-top freighter trailer. Frank said the truck "had it all" with good visuals through the windscreen and comfort. The new model is "classy".