Prime Mover Trucks

  • Designed to haul large loads with ease.
  • Enhanced safety features to keep your drivers safe.
  • Fuel economy and low emissions.

Trucks, Trailers & Vehicles

Enjoy the comfort and reliability of our regularly updated fleet.

Emergency Support

24 hour roadside assistance will have you back on the road.

7 days Available

Short and long term hire available when you need it.

Does your business need to transport products over long distances? Does your business rely on road transport? Do you run your own fleet?

Prime movers are the most powerful and efficient trucks on the road today. We have a range of them for you to choose from including single day cabs, B-doubles, Actros 2561 510hp – Actros 2658 580hp.

It might be that one of your vehicles has been taken off the road for a time. Instead of losing orders, or being unable to serve your customers, you can always rent a truck with Southern Cross Truck Rentals. Our trucks boast an array of updated features including cruise control, power steering and 8 bag air suspension with EBS disc brakes.

Our Prime Mover Truck Hire Fleet

Single Rated Fuso Shogun FV54

  • 12 Speed Automatic
  • Speed Limited
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering
  • ABS Brakes
  • Single Rear Axle
  • 295kW Power
  • Diesel Engine
  • GVM = 24,000kg

Single Rated Fuso Shogun FV74

  • 12 Speed Automatic
  • Speed Limited
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air suspension
  • 8-bag air suspension
  • EBS (Electronic Brake System) disk brakes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation)
  • Dual Rear Axle
  • 375 kW (510 hp) power
  • Diesel engine with fuel capacity of 860 L
  • GVM = 26,000 kg
  • GCM = 70,000 kg

B/Double Mercedes Actros 2651

  • Powershift 3 12 Speed Automatic
  • Speed Limited
  • Cruise Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering
  • 8 bag air suspension and EBS disc brakes with ABS & ASR
  • 3,925mm wheelbase, hypoid axles with diff locks 2.846 ratio
  • Dual Rear Axle
  • 375kW (510hp) Power
  • Diesel Engine with 860L fuel capacity
  • GVM = 26,000kg
  • GCM = 70,000kg

B/Double Mercedes Actros 2653

  • Powershift 3 12 Speed Automatic’
  • Speed Limited
  • Cruise Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering
  • 8 bag air suspension and EBS disc brakes with ABS & ASR
  • 3,925mm wheelbase, hypoid axles with diff locks 2.846 ratio
  • Dual Rear Axle
  • 390kW (530hp) Power
  • Diesel Engine with 860L fuel capacity
  • GVM = 26,000kg
  • GCM = 70,000kg

B/Double Mercedes Actros 2658

  • Powershift 3 12 Speed Automatic’
  • Speed Limited
  • Cruise Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering
  • 8 bag air suspension and EBS disc brakes with ABS & ASR
  • 3,925mm wheelbase, hypoid axles with diff locks 3.583 ratio
  • Dual Rear Axle
  • 425kW (578hp) Power
  • Diesel Engine with 1,100L fuel capacity
  • GVM = 26,000kg
  • GCM = 106,000kg

Disclaimer: All measurements are approximations. As a customer, you should seek individual advice upon booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I tow anything with a prime mover? Do I need to know what the truck can haul?

A prime movers’ payload capacity is the sum of its curb weight and all the cargo weight that can be safely carried. This information is usually calculated by the prime mover manufacturer and noted in the vehicle’s manual. As a truck driver, it is imperative that you always check the load weight via the payload capacity of the type of prime mover. Do not exceed the prime mover payload capacity, especially on long drives. Before hiring the vehicle, you should discuss this with our experienced staff.

What licence do I need to drive a prime mover?
The minimum is a HR licence to drive the rig on its own. However, depending on what you are hauling you may require either a HC Licence (for 1 trailer) or MC Licence (for 2 or more trailers).
Do I need to pay for the fuel I use?

All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel. They must be returned with a full tank but if not, then there is a refuelling charge plus an administration fee. These are explained to you and part of your agreement when hiring the vehicle. Adblue also factors into the running cost of the prime mover. Your Adblue tank needs to be full before you get on the road.

What happens if the vehicle breaks down?

Our vehicles are covered by 24 hour emergency breakdown service. This covers issues such as flat batteries or engine troubles. The emergency contact number is provided in the vehicle. In case of a breakdown, you can call the right number based on the model of prime mover that you have rented. The phone number for Fuso is 1300 426 708. The phone number for Mercedes is 1800 033 557.

Are your trucks available for leasing?

Yes. We can convert a long-term rental into a lease, or if you would like to lease the vehicle from the start, that is also possible. Talk to our friendly staff to learn more about our leasing options.

What happens if the goods I’m transporting get damaged?

If your goods get damaged, SCTR is not responsible as stated in our rental agreement. Before getting on your long drive, always double-check your load and ensure it is adequately secured. Drivers are also responsible for insuring their consignment.

 

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