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Spitwater Prize For Big Rig Of The Month

Spitwater - Cleaning a Big Rig!

THERE is nothing more irresistible than standing back and admiring your freshly pressure washed, buffed and shined rig.

For our Big Rig of the Month overall winner, Craig Ashford that feeling will now be a regular thing, thanks to the Spitwater Big Rig of the Month prize package which includes a Spitwater high pressure cleaner.

Congratulations to both Craig and his wife Maree from Queensland who took the night shot titled 'Hard at work'.

The beautiful photo which was chosen as the favourite by our previous Rig of the Month winners.

The photo of the Kenworth K200 dubbed affectionately 'The Mistress' by Craig, netted a whopping 47% of the votes cast in the competition.

The pair were given a choice between either the Australian made Spitwater electric driven 10-120C or the Spitwater Honda Petrol HC12-180P.

It was an incredibly tough competition with some big names in the final five, including a Mack, two Western Stars and two Kenworths.

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