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The now very old girl, still going

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Ah, I saw a truck in TA that looked like that one stacked with 3/4 boxes on Tuesday (y). This could become a truck spotting competition

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been looking at it. but 6 tonners don't carry any more than a ute and 2.5 ton trailer. trucks are higher so issues with loading. so really need a crane which reduces load capacity. also height is an issue with access. add in they are much more expensive. kinda expensive to have for a limited amount of use.

A good flat deck 70 series Cruiser with 6 or V8 and a trailer with crane that can load the flat deck.

Front and rear diff locks.

Heaven

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Ah, I saw a truck in TA that looked like that one stacked with 3/4 boxes on Tuesday (y). This could become a truck spotting competition

I think I know where you were headed to then...

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I think I know where you were headed to then...

Cambridge(y)

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Really! Didn't know folks still did that. (Except me LOL)

 

Do you move a lot of hives?

not quite so much now but still a few hundred.

theres still crowds out there that shift 500-1000 by utes by hand every year.

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A good flat deck 70 series Cruiser with 6 or V8 and a trailer with crane that can load the flat deck.

Front and rear diff locks.

Heaven

trouble with that is cost. cruiser is double the price for the same loading. 3 or 3.5 ton trailer goes way up in price due to the braking requirements. then your starting to get into truck prices.

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trouble with that is cost. cruiser is double the price for the same loading. 3 or 3.5 ton trailer goes way up in price due to the braking requirements. then your starting to get into truck prices.

It would be 25-30 k for a 3500kg Crane trailer and for a good flat deck Cruiser or Patrol, say 60k?

=90k.

Unhook the trailer and take the boat or caravan to the beach.

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It would be 25-30 k for a 3500kg Crane trailer and for a good flat deck Cruiser or Patrol, say 60k?

=90k.

Unhook the trailer and take the boat or caravan to the beach.

comparing prices.....

roughly 30-40k for a ute, about 7k for tandem trailer

compared to 70k for the landcruiser, not sure on 3.5 ton trailer say 15k.

truck about 80-90k

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Ps

 

not quite so much now but still a few hundred.

theres still crowds out there that shift 500-1000 by utes by hand every year.

psssht try 1500- 2000.....

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psssht try 1500- 2000.....

mad i tell yah ! :geek:

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comparing prices.....

roughly 30-40k for a ute, about 7k for tandem trailer

compared to 70k for the landcruiser, not sure on 3.5 ton trailer say 15k.

truck about 80-90k

Yep 15K for a good 3500kg trailer.

Depends on your country but a real 4X4 will haul a lot more weight for longer than a 40k ute.

Having said that I've seen some late model Cruisers with rubbish rear springs.

You could easily throw a grand or two at then in this area.

The decks are typically to low for the wheel travel

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Depends on your country but a real 4X4 will haul a lot more weight for longer that a 40k ute.

they still have the same load rating unless you get one engineered.

difference is heavier 4x4's (eg landcruiser or patrol) will handle abuse a lot better. a lot of that comes down to the driver.

pay double or be gentler ?

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Don't want to make anyone jealous but...

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Full honey supers, a long slow trip home that day

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Truck doesn't look too happy

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That poor ute :whistle:

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Truck doesn't look too happy

Yes, like Tristan said, landcruisers take the abuse ok

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Nice! Is that a hire trailer?

Yes, that's a hire trailer. My plan is to get a trailer like Tristan posted. In the meantime, it's beg, borrow or you know. Or hire trailer for the honey harvest. Couple hundred dollars for harvest week, then return it afterwards.

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Makes good financial sense actually if not using it much, against the cost of buying, owning, and storing a trailer.

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Makes good financial sense actually if not using it much, against the cost of buying, owning, and storing a trailer.

Correct, while it would be really useful to have a flash trailer for all sorts of things, right now, it's inly critical for harvest week(s). So simply hiring a good, solid, well maintained version for a week or two is indeed cost effective.

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That poor ute :whistle:

Show no sympathy for the ute, its laughing

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Not even a truck

 

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Not even a truck

 

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Love the pretty well kept supers Matt, sure adds a bit of colour to beekeeping

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