TERRAIN TAMER

Looking back through Australian history, you’d find an old Thornycroft vehicle being dismantled in 1936 and its rear axles and transmission being fitted to a Leyland Badger.

It was this modification that allowed the now infamous mailman ‘Tom Kruse’ to complete the world’s most remote mail run, over 500km each way from Maree in South Australia to Birdsville in Central Queensland, travelling through outback Australia’s unforgiving terrain for the next 25 years.

Pioneers like Tom opened up our country and to do this, they had to rely on vehicles tough enough to traverse our rugged land.

Since the 1960’s, Terrain Tamer has learned from these pioneers – sometimes the hard way.

Legends like Bill King from Australian Adventure Tours (AAT Kings), one of our earliest customers, who built his business on the back of the Bedford 4WDs that we supplied him.

Bill’s journeys up through the red centre and back, following tracks like Burke & Wills or where the Stuart Highway now runs, or even into the Simpson Dessert, often meant he’d return having broken, damaged or weakened parts. It was up to our team to then design or source a stronger part so the next tour could go on without disruption.

While every vehicle has its strengths, they also each have weaknesses that can stop them in their tracks without a care for location. Over time we’ve learnt what works well, and how we can strengthen a vehicle to ensure safe passage through our dangerous yet beautiful landscape.

It began with those Bedfords and Leylands and has continued through LandCruisers and Patrols to where we are today, with a quickly spreading market of 4WD Utilities that are themselves on their own pioneering journey.

The knowledge we have shared with our customers over the years has today manifested itself into a unique range of over 40,000 4WD parts that will not only keep you running, but get you home – right through the Gearbox, transfer case, CV joints, filters, suspension bearing kits, brake, clutch and thousands of other parts that make up any LandCruiser, Hilux, Patrol, Triton or D-Max.

They are the culmination of 50 years of engineering, field testing, metallurgy and manufacture that have allowed us to assist other regions of the world, including over 85 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.