Kia K2700 commercial truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by General Landscaping, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anybody know what it would take to import one of these?
    Kia K2700 commercial truck
    I have no idea why these are not available here:confused:
     
  2. NNL&LS

    NNL&LS Banned
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    you can get the daihatsu here. they are the same thing.
     
  3. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
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    hello,
    Diahatsu is owned by Toyota .
    Kia truck K2700 ,good 4 light duty work courier /delivery but not landscaping ,they are very slow when loaded .As with other kia products there quality is below average if u plan to keep it long term [parts do not last etc ] Resale is poor as a result.
    A better alternate is the Ford Ranger [ford owns part of mazda ] .There is a mazda version also . The current 07 model ""global model ""
    Power/torque is good ,most likely double that of the kia k2700
    Economy is 23mpg highway ,,, 18.5 mpg towing 4000lbs total weight

    tomo:waving:
     
  4. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 802

    Hey! what do you think you are doing talking in MPG and Pounds?
    I thought you guys were all switched over.:nono: :laugh:

    Are you talking about small commercial cab-overs or consumer pickup trucks?

    The size of cab-over trucks over here are usually an overkill for a maintenance route or most landscaping. I'm not talking about hauling dirt or stone.
    I'm looking for the economy of a small diesel, hauling/towing capacity of a regular 150/1500 truck, and the large bed of a cab-over compared to the overall vehicle length.
     
  5. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Probably the 129 lb ft of torque.
     
  6. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    Or the 3080 pound towing capacity.
     
  7. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    hello,
    Yes most ozzies are aware the usa is still in imperial so 4 easy conversation it is easier to convert. I guess the usa will eventually catch up **ha ha** but for now it is just easier :laugh:

    How about Isuzu ,Hino ,Mitsubishi, Toyota etc cabovers all flat beds/cab chassis ,beds from 10-12ft and up .Most come with 3--4 ltr diesels and up some 5.5 ltr .


    Depending on your jobs a pickup if it has a full chassis can be converted to a flat bed which in turn gives u more load space .

    Although i am not familiar a usa 3/4 ton pick up with flat bed sounds appealing . A diesel is the only real choice for heavy work .

    tomo:waving:
     
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    probably won't pass dot safety regs
     

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