Bennett Haberbusch.
Bennett Haberbusch. David Vile

Bennett says dealing face to face makes it more personal

THE link between agriculture and road transport is a close one, and this is evident at the annual Henty Machinery Field Days held in mid-September, with a number of truck and transport exhibitors on site.

Representing Sloanebuilt Trailers at the HMFD this year was Bennett Haberbusch of Smeaton Grange, with a rollback D-double tipper set and a drop-deck widener on show.

The tipper set was on its way to a customer in the Riverina, while Bennett towed the drop-deck down with the company truck, a Cat-powered 1980 Kenworth W-Model, which has been restored by the company from the ground up and put to work.

"We attend to 'plant the seed' as such,” Bennett said.

"Customers can touch and feel and see the build quality. It's good to have the human interaction - dealing with people face to face makes it more personal.”

Established in 1986, Sloanebuilt trailers are at work across Australia in a range of applications and the company is about to shift into a larger factory.

The weekend prior to Henty, Bennett had displayed the W-model at the Kenworth Klassic at Clarendon.

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