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20 minutes ago, tristan said:

normally a factory item on landcruisers. sometimes it the gearbox that gives more trouble.

Is that a Cruiser or a Cut down Prado?

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27 minutes ago, Philbee said:

Is that a Cruiser or a Cut down Prado?

cut down cruiser by the looks of it.

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Now then.... 30 of these beauties are up for sale, but apparently they are old technology.

Remote access vehicles...?

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I need one of those - am so over people driving up my driveway to case the joint - burglaries are rife in rural Auck, I always put their number plate in my phone, but one of these would save the need to do that, and I would think it would not take much to get volunteer grandsons to man it every so often just to help the thieves have a better understanding of how things are here.

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There might be enough coins in the grandsons piggybank to purchase one, by the look of it

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58 minutes ago, jamesc said:

Remote access vehicles...?

Quite frankly they would be suitable for use in  suburban ChCh.  No one would argue with me.  I might rock up to ChCh more often.  No need to use roads in the CBD, I could drive over the expanisve blocks of shingle.  I could even park it in one of the shingle sites; saving mega $ on parking fees which are so exorbitant, and combined with road works and closed roads are off putting to visit the CBD. 

 

Flamin heck.  You R a granddaddy?  

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1 hour ago, jamesc said:

Now then.... 30 of these beauties are up for sale, but apparently they are old technology.

Remote access vehicles...?

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you want the engineer or support version which comes with front mounted grader blade.

tho that one will get you a deer at 2 miles away and have it pre cooked and pre minced for you.

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Reckon if you put a towbar on, would pull any trailer, would do the business moving bulk hives and where you did use it, should solve any boundary stacking problems.

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Uhmm, would you need to employ a whole horde of support services?? And financial strength beyond a piggy bank. 

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4 hours ago, jamesc said:

There might be enough coins in the grandsons piggybank to purchase one, by the look of it

 

3 hours ago, Gino de Graaf said:

Uhmm, would you need to employ a whole horde of support services?? And financial strength beyond a piggy bank. 

 

In that neck of the woods, the piggy bank is probably a big old boar that has been shot and subjected to taxidermy.  It wouldn't get stolen, cos it prob sits on the verandah to ward of unsolicited visitors and evil spirits, and of course the tank sits on the front lawn.  And the IRD who wouldn't  think of looking in that particular piggy bank, never get as far as the verandah cos they run away when they see the tank

 

In actual fact, from the photo, it looks like the tank is already in situ.

Tourists that buy honey from the shop, could pay a bit extra for a tank ride, before patty piggy and putting money in bank.  

 

Jeez.  I think I need to start a consultancy business advising beekeepers on diversification in the current financial situation.  

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@tristan, i was expecting you to comment on the suspension  and the carburetor :D

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1 hour ago, Kiwi Bee said:

@tristan, i was expecting you to comment on the suspension  and the carburetor :D

🤣 afaik i think they run a cummins diesel.

i have no idea what suspension they use, but 8 wheel drive would be just the thing for northland country.

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9 hours ago, Kiwi Bee said:

@tristan, i was expecting you to comment on the suspension  and the carburetor :D

Never mind explaining what trailer hitch not to fit.

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Back in the day they made trucks with character.

I wonder what sort of a life Grumpy had.

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Our first truck with a lifter would go so slow it was almost going backwards on the hills with a honey load on. Blowing smoke, drivers door held shut with a bungy...there was no money in the industry, enough to survive most years but damn it was fun. 

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