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splatz100
07-30-2005, 09:33 PM
http://camodesigns.com/mini4X4.htm


Thinking about buying on of these for all my residentials. I'm pretty sure it is completely street legal, but it would need some fabricating. I would make somewhat of a trifold gate so it would be a gradual slop to get in the bed. I also might need to add a leaf in the back for some support. All for around 5k + modifications. I might have to sell my 34z and find something easier to get in the bed though. It has some great features like 40 mpg's(less with all the weight) and a nice 6ft bed!! What you guys think?

ed2hess
07-30-2005, 09:35 PM
Do I get AC in it?

grasswhacker
07-30-2005, 09:36 PM
Nice rig, now you'll be the envy of Lawn site.

Scapegoat
07-30-2005, 09:39 PM
that's neat. I like the dump bed.

But yeah, can you get A/C in it? If not, forget it.

green-go
07-30-2005, 09:42 PM
They're called pickups/trucks, look into them.

splatz100
07-30-2005, 09:46 PM
It might have A/C, if not I might turn away.

This isnt no half ton pickup.

splatz100
07-30-2005, 09:47 PM
I could even look into fabricating a landscape body like on the NPR's

green-go
07-30-2005, 09:53 PM
This isnt no half ton pickup.

Exactly my point. The only immediate advantage I see of this is the fuel economy, but I'm guessing that with 600-1000lbs of equipment weight added and frequent speeds of 30-40mph, you'll never see anywhere near the 40mpg that you quoted.

At that point I only see this as being a LESSER version of a compact truck. It looks like a decent idea but in practice I don't know that it would be practical or offer any real advantage over an inexpensive compact truck.

green-go
07-30-2005, 10:12 PM
P.S. - Sorry if I sounded negative about the idea, perhaps it would be a reasonable alternative, I'm just doubting it'd be an ideal alternative vs. a compact truck used in a similar fashion. I suggest you contact them and tell them of your specific intentions of what you'd like to use it for, what type of payload you'll likely carry, etc. What is the expected lifespan of the engine/transmission, access to parts and repairs, what type of transmission it uses and if it would be appropriate for city use. There are alot of unknowns.

a1 lawncare
07-30-2005, 10:18 PM
that is selling the Suzuki version 4X4 w/air for around 4500$ not sure about the hours on them either, he is importing them same as his tractors all used, about the size of a jd gator or kaw mule

i'll see if he's got a site if anybody interested

btw its Maynard equipment company in Moontown Alabama

splatz100
07-30-2005, 10:22 PM
Yea this is a local guy that puts does camo designs on cars and boats, he is getting and camoing them but I can get them in white.

Mower For Less
07-31-2005, 03:56 PM
The steering wheel is on the wrong side. Plus, it does classify itself as an ATV, are you sure it is platable for the street???

Kevin

gogetter
07-31-2005, 04:25 PM
If that's the route you want to go, then just get a mini pick up. I doubt that thing is street legal.

South Florida Lawns
07-31-2005, 05:23 PM
Just like a regular toyota but with dual rear wheels. Get great millage and simply will not die cuz there a toyota. The truck you are looking at is cool but ain't street legal.

cushman
07-31-2005, 05:50 PM
These trucks (2wd versions) are widely used at large industrial plants. Cushman, among others, has imported them.

You have Zero chance of ever using them legally on the road. Remember, this is the land of the free and home of the brave (or used to be). Any vehicle sold must meet a myriad of environmental and safety requirements. These are meant for other countries that do not have such strict laws.

I'd love to have one, though.

twindiddy
07-31-2005, 07:50 PM
that's pretty cool!

bushtrimmer
07-31-2005, 09:10 PM
I've seen these trucks at trade shows b4 and thought it was a great idea. They are not street legal, like a tractor i suppose. Does that mean we could put a slow moving vehicle on it like a tractor and drive it to residentials that way?
But, as I recall, we could buy a F-150 for about the same price.

wallawalla
07-31-2005, 09:27 PM
Might make a good spray rig for spraying pastures or 5 acre lots and put a snow blade on it for plowing in the winter.