That's why I swerved the smaller engined ranger, my mate does digger demonstrations and said it was underpowered and not to touch it, bite the bullet and get the 3.2 so I did.....it certainly ain't underpowered. One of my fav games is watching folk behind at roundabouts think "don't wanna get stuck behind that" and try and take the outside lane to go straight on, I bury the pedal and leave them behind, the truck fair takes off and that's with a plant trailer and digger or dumper on.Isuzu are well build but just seem to lack power of ranger think towing it would be sluggish so think it ford for me tooDon't dismiss the Isuzu, the are bloody good trucks and not quite as pumped up on steroid as the Rangers.only need taco if hire or reward as I use 7.5 ton horse box no need for taco also u can use a log book if u wish instead of taco. But your right newer truck types only about two . So looks like I will be going down ford route .
if your looking at new trucks then your choices are going to get narrower as time goes on unless you go down the taco route, all the designers now have it in their heads to make things bigger every time they do an upgrade but that makes them heavier so the load and towing capacity goes down
Not tested the Isuzu yet, but I will, the salesman said I can have one for a day or two, for towing, do a few hundred miles so long as I put it on my insurance cos of the towing thing?
Isuzu, Although they are much smaller engine, they are twin turbo, think it's called a smart turbo or something, so no big turbo and lots of lag, small one and a big one, between them they are supposed to be pretty well up there, don't know the figures for them, but I doubt it can touch the ford engine if I am honest,
Ps, I was told not to touch the auto box in the ranger for towing as they are much weaker than the manual, my mate....yes the digger demo man.......has had 3 boxes in his in two years, he tows all round the children hills though, I just prefer manual, and it's done me well.