Tow vehicle recommendations

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by Boonanza » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:28 pm

sandef wrote:
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Second hand diesels may need timing belt and injectors that's about $4500
They are a chain not a belt on the BT50s
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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by PhilN » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:00 pm

Thanks all. BT50 looks interesting. Will check it out

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by Tim399 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm

This idea might not suit your purposes, but you could buy a 100/105 series landcruiser with either the unleaded 6 cylinder or v8 for around $10,000. These will both tow 3500kg braked, then spend the other $10,000 on a small, comfortable, cheap to run car. Then you can have the best of both worlds.

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by PhilN » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:52 pm

Just re did the calculations. I believe 3000kg braked is enough. Does this open up the options a lot more?

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by sandef » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:17 pm

PhilN wrote:
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Just re did the calculations. I believe 3000kg braked is enough. Does this open up the options a lot more?
What are you towing

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by sandef » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:50 pm

PhilN wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Just re did the calculations. I believe 3000kg braked is enough. Does this open up the options a lot more?
You need work out what gvm limit is eg tow weight + payload eg accessories bullbar + number passengers There's article in which car

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by frozenpod » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:08 pm

Landcruiser, Patrol would be your best bet.

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by cobby » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:59 am

sandef wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:50 pm
PhilN wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Just re did the calculations. I believe 3000kg braked is enough. Does this open up the options a lot more?
You need work out what gvm limit is eg tow weight + payload eg accessories bullbar + number passengers There's article in which car
This. But at 3t you've got pretty much every 12yo or newer 4wd wagon and dual cab ute to choose from.

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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by purple5ive » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:08 am

second hand diesels need to have a good inspection prior. Specially injectors and DPF ..
I would like to update my tow vehicle to a diesel at some stage too. Im going to hate it but it's going to be a but better on the wallet if I tow regularly..
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Re: Tow vehicle recommendations

Post by PhilN » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:14 am

Thanks - looking to tow a glass boat up to 6.8M (Haven't yet chosen the boat). Will be enclosed. Engine 250 - 300hp

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