Mini trucks

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV' started by weeze, May 31, 2014.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    anyone on here have a mini truck? if so post some pics and tell us a little about it. i'm trying to save up money to buy one.
     
  2. Olympus

    Olympus LawnSite Member
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    I live down the road from a large importer/dealer call G & R Imports. They sell a ton of those trucks. They have a huge shop with multiple lifts and a warehouse for parts. I'd love to have one too.
     
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    cool. i need to get some info about them before i buy one.
     
  4. larryinalabama

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    What are you going to do with a mini truck?

    I thought Mahindra was going import them several years ago, it never happened???
     
  5. whiffyspark

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    Why not buy an rtv?
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  6. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fraction of the price. 4 wheel diff lock. Better mpg, heat standard.
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  7. southerntide

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    Weeze I sent you a PM can you get back to me please
     
  8. larryinalabama

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    I once had a Datsun Diesel PU, it was awesome. Everyone that owned a Volkswagon rabbit pu Diesel liked them.

    Mahindra had plans to import the mini trucks, I never herd why they haven't. I also thought China would be importing cars by now so Im sure its our government interfering with products that people want too buy.
     
  9. weeze

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    i sent message back southern tide. :)

    mini trucks are way better than any atv, gator, side by side or whatever.

    they have heat, a/c, wipers, radio, 4wd, diff lock, some have dump beds, etc.

    they are a real truck made in japan. just a smaller sized version of a real truck. they get 40-50mpg. they can haul 1500lbs in the bed or haul 3000lbs on a trailer.

    it's just a cool truck to use around the house or a farm or whatever. they are street legal except on interstates in alabama but you have to have them limited to 25mph like the speed of a tractor which is stupid is you ask me. you wouldn't want one that was limited to such a slow speed. in mississippi, arizona, and lousiana they are street legal everywhere and can go up to 55mph. they are restricted in tennessee to 35mph on road. i don't know why alabama is so strict on this one. most states they are illegal for on road use though.

    you can however use them off road in any state and they don't have to be limited in speed. these trucks can go 55-65mph top speed.

    basically it's like an atv or utv that has heat and a/c and keeps you clean and dry inside a cab. all it is really is a side by side with a cab on it like a real truck. they've been making them in japan since the 1950's so i'm pretty sure that is where the idea of a side by side came from.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbXiIHkAlhE



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBxozbqEceA

     
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  10. Olympus

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    I think the website of the dealer in my area is www.grimports.com. I know they sell a ton of them. I've talked to them about trucks in the past. It's my understanding that the Suzuki brand is the most common, the most reliable, and the easiest to find parts for. They told me that they sell more Suzuki than any other brand, but they carry Honda, Subura, Diahtsu, and some others. I don't think I have enough acreage to justify buying one. But if you were a cattle rancher or farmer, I'd think that would definitely be the way to go. A/C in the summer, heat in the winter, and power steering!
     

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