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Old 06-14-2014, 03:14 PM
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the point i was making is the mini trucks just look better and are just awesome. the rtv things just look like a side by side with a cab on them.
The rtv things ARE a side by side with a cab on them! Although the higher end diesel models are made for work, not fun. The mini trucks are designed to haul light loads around on city streets. They are designed similarly to the older Japanese compact trucks, just smaller. The RTVs (at least the Kubota) have design features more similar to a tractor. The RTV1100 has a 3 range hydro transmission and live hydraulics. You can put a plow on the front, run a log splitter off the back and will go places and move loads that would kill a mini truck. But mini trucks are more street friendly. It just boils down to what you like and what you plan to use the vehicle for.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:02 PM
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my guess is the idea for side by sides came from mini trucks. they've had mini trucks in japan since the 1950's or 1960's.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:56 PM
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my guess is the idea for side by sides came from mini trucks. they've had mini trucks in japan since the 1950's or 1960's.
This just popped up on craigslist near me if anyone is in the market for something similar.
http://easternshore.craigslist.org/grd/4530097025.html
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:48 PM
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There is a nursery supply-mini-truck dealer on Bragg Blvd/ NC 24 East in Fayetteville, NC just before you get to Fort Bragg military reservation. I have a neighbor up the road that uses one in her cattle operation. It comes in handy as she goes from multiple locations that are a short distance up the road.
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