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crocster
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That 2.7 EFI engine sounds about the same K/F ratio to the V6 4litre one I'm looking at.

Yep, I don't think there's much diff between the 4 and V6s - might as well have the extra grunt.


Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:01 AM

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A great thread-thanks everyone who has posted thoughts-its been really helpful,I currently looking at purchasing a second hand ute for this work. 


Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

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Saw a Mitsubishi L300 van running a LS1 with a B and M shifter for sale..has a tow ball to.....

 

Was in street machine awhile back..only driven on Sundays..


Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

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Saw a Mitsubishi L300 van running a LS1 with a B and M shifter for sale..has a tow ball to.....

 

Was in street machine awhile back..only driven on Sundays..

Would definitely cut the travel time down - might need a few extra occy straps to hold the gear down tho


Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:55 PM

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I have a 4wd 2009 hilux that i have been towing with but decided to get a van as i can get away with leaving the trailer at home at least 70% of the time with the van on the road. Was very limited in options as i need to tow 2.5tonne when i do tow. Any way here is a couple of pics of the newest member of the fleet.

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

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I have a 4wd 2009 hill that i have been towing.

Why are you towing a hill?  :P
 


Posted 03 June 2017 - 05:16 PM

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I have a 2013 Colorado Tray back Auto, but 2wd. Haven't had the need for 4wd and use to have a 2006 Patrol Wagon. The ute gets me 15l/100 around town, less on the open road (around 13) Plus on the quiet days i go without the trailer and save some coin. 

 

Much happier with an auto and towing, makes for super easy reversing, good control with hills as well. I haven't wished for the wagon back. 

 

Only disadvantage is car payments. Hurts a bit in the quiet times, but i never have to worry about if the car is going to break down. 

 

Dan

 

PS I have used it to Tow a VZ SS Commodore on a Car trailer, does it easy as. 


Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:48 PM

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I have a 4wd 2009 hilux that i have been towing with but decided to get a van as i can get away with leaving the trailer at home at least 70% of the time with the van on the road. Was very limited in options as i need to tow 2.5tonne when i do tow. Any way here is a couple of pics of the newest member of the fleet.

 

How do you find the van for carrying green waste inside and fumes from fuel ? Would like to see how you have it set up inside.

 

Dan 


Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:59 PM

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I have a 2013 Colorado Tray back Auto, but 2wd. Haven't had the need for 4wd and use to have a 2006 Patrol Wagon. The ute gets me 15l/100 around town, less on the open road (around 13) Plus on the quiet days i go without the trailer and save some coin. 

 

Much happier with an auto and towing, makes for super easy reversing, good control with hills as well. I haven't wished for the wagon back. 

 

Only disadvantage is car payments. Hurts a bit in the quiet times, but i never have to worry about if the car is going to break down. 

 

Dan

 

PS I have used it to Tow a VZ SS Commodore on a Car trailer, does it easy as. 

Thanks Dan.


Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

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How do you find the van for carrying green waste inside and fumes from fuel ? Would like to see how you have it set up inside.

 

Dan 

 

I would guess, You would need the backs sealed separately from the cab like a refrigerator van and sealed containers for green waste.


Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:36 PM

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I have a 4wd 2009 hilux that i have been towing with but decided to get a van as i can get away with leaving the trailer at home at least 70% of the time with the van on the road. Was very limited in options as i need to tow 2.5tonne when i do tow. Any way here is a couple of pics of the newest member of the fleet.

Vans rock!

 

Becoming more and more popular with us contractors.


Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:16 AM

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Vans rock!

 

 

And Roll  :)


Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:52 AM

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And Roll  :)

Can usually hear me coming...Had Motley Crue on this week.

 

Did an hrs hand weeding today, which i do not do allot of thank god, Volume was on the loud side on the way home.


Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:22 PM

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How do you find the van for carrying green waste inside and fumes from fuel ? Would like to see how you have it set up inside.

 

Dan 

Just a normal steel mesh cargo barrier in the van,

Fumes and smells arnt a problem as i thought they might be. Fuel up at the start of a job and not after you finish. 

I use charf bags for grass clippings (not that i take much) and and there is plenty of room for branches etc from pruning, Empty green waste from van as soon as i get home.

For big clean ups and rubbish removals i take the trailer. 

Will get a couple of pics inside the van today, Its nothing flash but it is very practical.


Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:59 AM

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Just a normal steel mesh cargo barrier in the van,

Fumes and smells arnt a problem as i thought they might be. Fuel up at the start of a job and not after you finish. 

I use charf bags for grass clippings (not that i take much) and and there is plenty of room for branches etc from pruning, Empty green waste from van as soon as i get home.

For big clean ups and rubbish removals i take the trailer. 

Will get a couple of pics inside the van today, Its nothing flash but it is very practical.

Why not take the shredder with you & do it on the customers time ?

Started out with a van but it was the lunch room as well, dog droppings on the mower every now & again was an appetite killer ....lol.

I like the corner tool holders in the trailer.

Pics would be great, its always good to c how others do it, thanx 4 sharing.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:21 AM




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