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slight update, was scanning through ebay and came across a 110 tipper for sale from a company I have done a few days work for in the past, long story short im now the proud owner of my first arb truck, a tipping landy with chip box, tool storage and winch! pretty chuffed, been saving up ever since I applied for my college course!

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Congratulations - well cool and so Arb but with so much more potential - Camper Van, get away from it all van, and in any type of ground condition.

 

Russ

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Nice truck. In my experience of single, double and king cab vehicles of several makes the landy is by far the toughest if you plan to work it. The jap stuff is more comfortable and perhaps better on fuel, but that doesn't make them better at their job.

 

I drive a Mk1 Ranger double currently and I curse the stupid thing every time I need low range for shifting heavy trailers on hills etc. The landy is the only vehicle of it's kind (certainly at that age) I know that can select low box without locking the diff, so you can still do tight turns on tarmac with a vast amount of push! If you get to know it well you can even do low to high shifts on the move - again helpful. And the capacity is very good. The double cabs are hopeless for chip - you could move it quicker with a wheelbarrow!

 

It's a shame you don't have the passenger capacity, although if you have the third seat you can usually get by. In my younger days I used to love picking my mrs and her mates up from college in my Defender - I got friendly smiles off of a lot of nice young ladies the first time they experienced me changing to 2nd gear!:001_wub:

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i have a nissan np300 kingcab. i'd recommend a kingcab anyday. safe tool storage with no modification and a bigger tub for transporting stuff than a double cab.

 

do you carry fuel & saws in the cab ??:001_huh:

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do you carry fuel & saws in the cab ??:001_huh:

 

i do, single cab tipper hilux. open window before having a fag!! need the loadspace and feel vulnerable with kit on back. space cab next though.

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re double cabs getting tools in back a strimmer will not go in rake,shovel etc do pain i can not get strimmer in have to put it over front passenger seat.

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