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Lakeland Haulage 9800i Eagle

Locally assembled by Intertruck Distributors (NZ) the International 9800i Eagle is already well appointed but Hayden Lilley and his Dad - John  have taken their example to the next level. The big Inter was put on the road in October 2013 and it joins an impressive Kenworth K108 quad tractor unit (pictured below) to make up their company - Lakeland Haulage Ltd.

Upon first look the truck appears like a regular curtain sider but the unit is actually setup as both a tipper and a curtain sider. The 9800i does a run from Paraparaumu up to Marton where it is filled with barley. It then travels to Auckland and then brings general freight back down to Paraparaumu.

The International is powered by a Cummins 615 hp EGR with the Eaton Ultra-Shift Plus transmission 2 pedal with an electronic clutch.  The truck can take 34 pallets and is currently setup for 45 ton.


The truck features pointed hub caps, stainless headlight wraps and covers (fabricated by Malcolm Cab Solutions of Rotorua), painted tanks and the cool looking bullet clear LED roof lights and light bar were supplied by Chris Stanley.

Due to an accident the truck was off the road for three months so a new cab was fitted by Intertruck Distributors (NZ) and instead of the normal grey colour upholstery a custom black diamond interior was installed. Under instruction from Hayden, Intertruck fabricated a deeper drop visor and with the 8” mitre cut exhausts give the truck the edge.

Artwork was applied by Darryn Caulfield of Caulfield Signs and Graphics. When the rig first went on the road it had an Eagle mural on the side of the cab, it now features a snow tiger with some cool air brushed flames on the front.

Big thanks to Hayden for his time. Great to add such a cool looking International Eagle to our Featured trucks.

Specs & Details

2013 Internatinal 9800i Eagle

Owner Lakeland Haulage Ltd

Based Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Engine Cummins 615hp EGR



Story/Photos: Simon Teahan

January 2015


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