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    took one on a test drive and was very impressed loved the engine and thought was comfortable ... seeing the price think it real value for money .... I think cannot go wrong with that cummins engine .... I believe that bakkie will have a long life ... if had the cash would not hesitate to buy one ... really loved it

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    They used the standard tyres. If you PM me, we can probably make a copy of everything and mail it to you.

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    Is that a Hilux cab, or did they design their own?
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    One life Live it

    Take The Roads less traveled

    Alles in die lewe gebeur met n doel

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    Does anybody know the history of the cummins engine?

    Would like to know.
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    Don't know the history behind Cummins, all I know is that they are world leaders in the design and manufacturing of heavy duty diesel engines. We use their engines in the Haul trucks that we use in the mining company that I work for. Get extremely good life out of them in the harshest conditions imaginable!
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    Cummins Headquarters, located in Columbus, Indiana Today, Cummins is a multinational Fortune 500 company that operates and serves customers around the globe. At the same time, Cummins retains strong ties to its Indiana home, where the Company's headquarters remain.
    Cummins' roots are planted in soil nourished by innovation, persistence and a commitment to community. Founded in Columbus, Ind., in 1919 as Cummins Engine Company, for its namesake Clessie Lyle Cummins, the fledgling firm was among the first to see the commercial potential of an unproven engine technology invented two decades earlier by Rudolph Diesel.

    Fortunately for Clessie Cummins, a self-taught mechanic and inventor, his vision was shared by someone with the financial resources to make it a reality: William Glanton (W.G.) Irwin, a successful local banker and investor, who already had provided financial backing for Cummins' auto mechanic operation and machine shop.
    After a decade of fits and starts, during which time the diesel engine failed to take hold as a commercial success, a stroke of marketing genius by Clessie Cummins helped save the Company. Cummins mounted a diesel engine in a used Packard limousine and on Christmas day in 1929 took W.G. Irwin for a ride in America's first diesel-powered automobile. Irwin's enthusiasm for the new engine led to an infusion of cash into the Company, which helped fuel a number of speed and endurance records in the coming years - including a grueling 13,535-mile run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1931. (Watch the video of that event here.) Such feats earned Cummins' foothold as an engine supplier to the trucking industry.
    Still, publicity alone could not carry the Company; Cummins needed reliable products and a sound business organization. In 1933, the company released the Model H, a powerful engine for transportation that launched the company's most successful engine family. J. Irwin Miller, great-nephew of W.G. Irwin, became general manager in 1934 and went on to lead the company to international prominence over the next four decades. By marketing high-quality products through a unique nationwide service organization, the Company earned its first profit in 1937. Three years later, Cummins offered the industry's first 100,000-mile warranty.
    By the 1950s, America had embarked on a massive interstate highway construction program, with Cummins engines powering much of the equipment that built the roads and thousands of the trucks that began to roll down them. Truckers demanded economy, power, reliability, and durability, and Cummins responded. By combining lab-based research and field-based trials, including dramatic performances at the Indy 500 races, Cummins achieved technological breakthroughs, including the revolutionary PT (pressure-time) fuel injection system of 1954. By the late 1950s, Cummins had sales of over $100 million and a commanding lead in the market for heavy truck diesels.
    As Cummins continued to grow its business in the United States, the Company also began looking beyond its traditional borders. Cummins opened its first foreign manufacturing facility in Shotts, Scotland, in 1956 and by the end of the 1960s, Cummins had expanded its sales and service network to 2,500 dealers in 98 countries. Today, Cummins has more than 5,000 facilities in 197 countries and territories.
    Cummins, led by the visionary leadership of J. Irwin Miller, forged strong ties to emerging countries such as China, India and Brazil, where Cummins had a major presence before most other U.S. multinational companies. Cummins has grown into one of the largest engine makers in both China and India, and for the past three years approximately half of the Company’s sales have been generated outside the United States.
    Cummins is no longer just an engine business, but a global power leader with more than $13 billion in sales in 2010. We are a family of inter-related, yet diversified businesses that create or enhance value as a result of doing business with each other or having those relationships.
    Cummins is organized around four business segments - Engine, Power Generation, Components Business and Distribution – and provides products and service to customers in more than 150 countries.
    Cummins is a technology leader in the diesel engine market, with our employees working relentlessly to provide cutting-edge solutions to the increasingly difficult challenge of producing cleaner-running engines. For example, Cummins was the only company in the industry to meet the 2010 EPA standards for NOx emissions with the release in early 2007 of its new 6.7-liter turbo diesel for the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty pickup.
    Clessie Cummins' spirit of innovation and commitment to quality lives on nearly a century later in the nearly 46,000 Cummins employees who work to design, make and sell products that can be found in nearly every type of vehicle imaginable.

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    Default What did you expect to see....

    ginoFJ - the pics have been posted, what were you expecting/anticipating to see? To me all looks good......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasbeer View Post
    Hi guys. What do you think about the Foton Tunland 4x4?

    It has a good engine Cummins 2.8, Dana diffs, Getrac gearbox, Bosch engine management........

    Any negatives or experiene would be appreciated
    I'am thinking of buying one

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    Hi, Wasbeer.


    Which one did you finally buy? My Tunland has more than 9300 km on it, not very much, but it’s good for my needs.


    About mistrust of the Tunland, you may read this Australian review, and look at the comment by Rick, about a Tunland with more than 160,000 km on it without issues. A recall because of potentially hazardous jacks if used incorrectly is not a Foton fail but of their supplier, but they are resolving it, because they’re responsible for the whole car they sold.

    http://www.caradvice.com.au/287414/f...liance-issues/

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    Hi rod 1


    my tunland dc 4x4 lux got 20800km on it now ,has lifted the front with level it kit from wr offroad. New tyre & wheels are hankook dynapro at 265/65/r17. New nudgebar and sidesteps fitted. Use only on weekends etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UITZICHT View Post
    Hi rod 1


    my tunland dc 4x4 lux got 20800km on it now ,has lifted the front with level it kit from wr offroad. New tyre & wheels are hankook dynapro at 265/65/r17. New nudgebar and sidesteps fitted. Use only on weekends etc.
    Hi again, UITZICHT. Glad to find you here.

    What about those Dynapro?

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    Hi
    will see how they do!! Only has 1000km on them now!!!

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    I've posted more pics under the commercial section of the canopy we've designed for the Foton. (New Foton canopy by Metalian)
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    I'm keeping my eye on this Tunland as a possible low kilo 2nd hand farm hack. Just wish the front end looked better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'm keeping my eye on this Tunland as a possible low kilo 2nd hand farm hack. Just wish the front end looked better.
    First time I've heard of someone not liking the front end... I think it looks good.

    Don't like the back though. It looks like a (spit) Hilux

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou07 View Post
    First time I've heard of someone not liking the front end... I think it looks good.

    Don't like the back though. It looks like a (spit) Hilux
    I hate that chrome grill, just a bit too much. I'd have it converted to black.

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    Tesla Model 3 LR AWD.Hey it has lower low-range than my Jimny had
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    Quote Originally Posted by UITZICHT View Post
    Hi rod 1


    my tunland dc 4x4 lux got 20800km on it now ,has lifted the front with level it kit from wr offroad. New tyre & wheels are hankook dynapro at 265/65/r17. New nudgebar and sidesteps fitted. Use only on weekends etc.
    Hi UITZICHT.

    How about your bakkie? Mine will arrive tomorrow to 13 000 km, always driving on steep, old specs roads and dirt trails. It’s OK but an issue that I will state here when I’ll get a right picture (it’s on my old cell phone and I couldn’t download it).

    Last time I forgot to ask you about your r17 tyres. Is your Tunland a special edition or did you change the original r16? Here in Colombia, months after I bought mine, I saw at the dealer a T. with 265/70 tyres (I changed original 245/70 to 255/70) but I don’t remember what diameter did it have.


    So, I’ve read and heard a lot about larger wheels (16 to 17 in this case): bigger, heavier wheels will put a larger mass to move (I don’t remember the technical words to say it) and to stop, it would reduce performance and change parameters to the odometer and speedometer; it would surcharge diffs, transmission and engine, and so on.


    On the other hand, I saw some days ago another pickup, different brand, with Maxtrek Mud Trac tyres. Never heard or read about it! Those looked great, so I asked the boy driving the bakkie and he told me his father bought the tyres, no idea neither how many km nor how much time before, but he said those things run great on those trails. I asked Mr. Google and learned those tyres are Chinese and sold even in Europe and Australia now, and a half or less of a “big” brand’s price. Are they selling it in SA too? Do you know something about it? Thanks for the input if your or other people here know about it.
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    Still very happy with the bakkie. Yes i have put aftermarket magwheels and tyres . 265/65r17. Yes you can feel 'n slight lost of power but not a lot. Speedometer with the new tyres are actually more accurate than before. Busy with rocksliders,bashplate and rear replacement bumper with towbar.
    Go check on errolstyres.co.za. there they have full review etc of tye maxtrek tyres.

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