Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Ex army Unimogs are quite cheap to buy. Running and operating costs are a bit on the high side though!
  2. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    We run a couple of Canters, along with bigger tankers and a Landcruiser in our local Brigade. For our hills and conditions the Canters are first choice out the shed, mostly. Ultra simple and reliable and go almost everywhere we'd take the 'cruiser, but with a proper load, good things.
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  3. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Mouse, Google Earthcruiser campers and watch some videos. They have three videos with some L300 vans in some pretty rugged terrain in NSW. Where they can take their built on campers shows how capable they are. Heaps of videos on the net and a lot around north and western Qld now with QR, and other companies. Have watched these things off road a few times now and amazed at what they can do. Maybe a little bit underpowered with a heavy load on due to their besser block on wheels setup.
    The Canter are also a good truck.
  4. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Looking at Cruz's pics, ours was definitely an older model. The newer ones probably are better, but I'd want to talk to someone who was operating one in rough conditions without any problems before considering one. I see that they managed to fit a snorkel to the older model. Plumbing must be interesting because if I'm not mistaken it"s on the opposite side to where the airbox is. Possibly a whole new filter assembly was required.

    Mick
  5. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Word on the Iveco & co.

    There were one or two running around in the Goldfields and they are HUGE. Much larger than a LC. This could be good, but it also means they don't fit on tight bushtracks. They are wider and much, much taller than the standard LC or Patrol with rooftop tent and raised suspension.
  6. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    A 12 seat Canter made short work of Fraser some years ago. Good rig, we were never stuck, and supported others.

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  7. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Mouse, have a look at these videos to give you an idea of what they can do.





    There are plenty of others on YouTube from around the world.
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  8. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    Good ol Monkey Gum , used to be on my regular little loop out from the farm ,, great fun on the 4fiddy , had to be riding well on the HP though :lol3
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  9. AdventureDave

    AdventureDave MMMMM Bundy!

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  10. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    IN Port Fairy today
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    Didn't have a good look as I was distracted by old mate that just caught a 129kg tuna.

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  11. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    That's a nice van.........and a big fish.
  12. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    That fish doesn't look 129kg though, it'd need a length of about 1.75m.

    Maybe just be camera angle.
  13. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    129lb (58kg) more likely eh Mouse.
    Still a helluva yellowfin tho.
    Looks like 'ol mate's trying to put his back back in:lol3
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  14. PBee

    PBee ...---...

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    How much does this one weigh?
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  15. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    Is that a Yellowfin?
  16. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    Might be a Bluefin actually Nev, my mistake.
  17. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Eyeball from a ~55kg sbt as pictured. Like catching a pet lamb at that size.



    Sbt nev. Fins...

    Pbee, dunno, doubt it's in oz waters though. Guessing maybe 3-400 kg, probably out in the Gulf Stream and mostly now a catch and release fishery only afaik. Did see a pic of a nz tuna up round that size, taken by a woman iirc.

    Fwiw the fish farm boys sound like they failed to get sbt quota this year...
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  18. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Just doesn't look yellowfin from the photo, pec fins are too short, dorsal fins too small and it's not "lean" enough, the sbt is more of a jelly bean than the yellowfin.
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  19. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Yep, officially 129kg
    Camera angle doesn't do it justice.
    Same angle, another photo.
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  20. tomo8r

    tomo8r Been here awhile

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    Saw my first live feral pigs today. 4 of them!