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#31 scottish lurcher

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:32 pm

I use a land cruiser , best tow car ive had so far ( had most 4x4s )  .  As regards Hilux  a firm called Cheshire contracting can replate them to tow 3.5 tons .

bet that cost a bit ? Toyota are replacing the 3 litre with a 2.8 engine I believe.

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#32 Qbgrey

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:13 am

new hiluc got a 2.4 engine and i believe can tow 3500kg now.lower the cc and up the tow capaity from 2700 dont sound to great

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:28 am

new hiluc got a 2.4 engine and i believe can tow 3500kg now.lower the cc and up the tow capaity from 2700 dont sound to great

big engine doesn't mean better towing. It's more about torque and gearing, bigger wheels don't help either.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 07:06 am

no but im a bit concerned about old hilux 3000cc tows 2700kg.new hilux 2.4 tows 3500kg.cant beat a bit of grunt on truck.bigger engine good gearing is best.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:42 am

Job done ford ranger 3.2 bought what a power tool thanks for advise lads 👍👍👍

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:12 pm

I've had Isuzu dmax for 3 years best off roader I've ever had 13 weeks off road in the garage the pile of shit,would not want another if they came free with cornflakes.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:34 pm

what you want is one of these bad boys........ :laugh:

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:45 pm

And there was me thinking the ranger looked too pimped up !
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:13 pm

that's a standard one, this ones had a little bit done , along with a lift kit....

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 03:52 pm

what you want is one of these bad boys........ :laugh:
http://farmindustrynews.com/site-files/f...

there is a guy in w,s,m with one of them, he makes a very tidy living shifting, cars and boats for people that are a bit to big for a normal 4x4 but don't warrant a Lorry, as its American a lot of people into American cars use him to take em to shows and the like nice little earner
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:05 am

 

what you want is one of these bad boys........ :laugh:
http://farmindustrynews.com/site-files/f...

there is a guy in w,s,m with one of them, he makes a very tidy living shifting, cars and boats for people that are a bit to big for a normal 4x4 but don't warrant a Lorry, as its American a lot of people into American cars use him to take em to shows and the like nice little earner

 

sounds just like the tool for the job....you want to see what they tow with them here, you wouldn't believe it, my mates got the ram 3500 (not a dually) single wheel with the  6.7 cummins diesel, he tows a 27 ft horse trailer, with 2-3 horses with tack room and living quarters with ease.....also, 36ft 5th wheelers with a boat on a trailer behind the 5th wheel trailer.....unbelievable power. 


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:28 am

Aye nice and cheap we uk fuel prices ,surprised more folk don't buy them for town run about 😁😁

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:52 pm

that big American thing is it a 4x4?,wf

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:38 pm

I can see there been a niche for those yanky tanks, not sure about a living though, I mean, in the uk it don't matter a feck what it can tow, you can't go over 7.5 ton with out upping your licence surely ! My truck 'could' tow 5ton, but I couldn't do that on a car licence, so all they have really done is make the vehicle legal to do it, not the driver, and let's be honest, at some of the mpg figures I have seen quoted, I would think a lorry is going to work out cheaper anyway !

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:47 pm

Most of those I know who swapped from defenders to Isuzu have regretted it. Most have lunched their gearboxes due to heavy towing of cattle. 






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