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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    They are using the wrong engine.
    I would stay Cummins, but would make it a 4BT.
    With a turbo.

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    I watched Hatari! this weekend. It's an action-packed John Wayne adventure filmed in 1961 about game capture in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Check out the vehicles here: https://www.imcdb.org/m56059.html. Watch the movie and see the incredible abuse those vehicles take; any new bakkie will pop its airbags and lose all tupperware at the first ditch. That Chevy truck wasn't even 4x4. For purposes like this, the Brandt BRV makes a LOT of sense.
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    I spoke to them a while ago - I agree the Cummings would be GREAT.

    BUT they seem to be missing the sweet spot.


    Its EASY - you want something LIKE a DEFENDER 2005ish time line - with a STONKING engine
    and a DECENT Landy 4X4 hookup.....

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    Saw one in traffic this morning in Gaborone. Pictures don't do it justice, it's very big. Made the company NP300 2.4 look very small (not that its the biggest 4x4 out there) I was really surprised to see one in Botswana. Hopefully they do well and become a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvan91 View Post
    Saw one in traffic this morning in Gaborone. Pictures don't do it justice, it's very big. Made the company NP300 2.4 look very small (not that its the biggest 4x4 out there) I was really surprised to see one in Botswana. Hopefully they do well and become a success.
    Looks great

    and HEAVY

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    Looks fantastic!
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    I really dont find it appealing, sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I really dont find it appealing, sorry
    For general purposes, neither do I. Personally I don't want one, but I participate in game capture activities every year and this seems like the perfect tool for it. Also for those incredibly rocky and thorny farms in Namibia.
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    Aesthetically not everyone will like it but horses for courses. One thing I can tell you is that it attracts attention. You WILL look twice when it drives past you. It was weird hearing the 4 cylinder diesel and not a big V8 idle that you would expect from a car that size.
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    I really hope this becomes a success story, a vehicle created with work in mind rather than another 'electronized' Chelsea tractor.

    I even like the look of it.

    If they start raking up large mileages with reasonable reliability people will take notice: I think there's an appetite for such vehicles out there , and a bit of competition for the 70 series LC will do Toyota a lot of good.

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    I honestly won't mind owning one

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    I think they over-built it, if the goal is an out-and-out veld vehicle. There is little to match an Uri. It is a shame it never took off. We had a farm manager from Koes and he brought one to the farm. Brilliant vehicle. But 110% function.
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    I think it's an awesome piece of kit. We have a v8 cruiser on the farm and I know the work that thing does and the abuse it endures on a daily basis.
    My concern is would that 4 pot oil burner be up for the task of daily towing?
    We often have to pull heavy loads in a over engineered cattle trailer with a heavy load in the bak. You need that proper low down torque and just the right amount of power, and I just wonder if that cummins is up to it...

    ANy thoughts on that side? Real world usability vs just being tough.
    This is assuming they targeting farmers as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kershmeister View Post
    I think it's an awesome piece of kit. We have a v8 cruiser on the farm and I know the work that thing does and the abuse it endures on a daily basis.
    My concern is would that 4 pot oil burner be up for the task of daily towing?
    We often have to pull heavy loads in a over engineered cattle trailer with a heavy load in the bak. You need that proper low down torque and just the right amount of power, and I just wonder if that cummins is up to it...

    ANy thoughts on that side? Real world usability vs just being tough.
    This is assuming they targeting farmers as well.
    I have said it in another thread. At this stage there is no other workhorse engine out there that can be compared to the v8 diesel Cruiser. Currently the most popular amongst farmers like in your case that need to tow heavy loads.

    The 2.8 GD Hilux looks like a close match in power and torque to the v8 Cruiser on paper. We have tested them side by side. I have yet to find a small capacity engine that can match the low down grunt of a large capacity engine.

    As for the Brandt BRV I hope it is a huge success story. The absence of ABS and Airbags will cancel it to be used on the mines. Pity as the mining companies are the big users of this type of vehicle.
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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    Has anyone ordered or bought one yet?

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    For a farm bakke, any time, provided if its well built (body) as one tend to fix such vehicles and dont replace it unnecessarily, thus availability of parts etc. will ply a rule. A 4x4 will do quit fine for me for overlanding also. Something you can wash with hose pipe inside after a trip.

    Uri started off as a 2 x4 pipe car in the Kalahari. Light enough not to need 4x4 in the dunes. On most farms you dont need a 4x4, just a robust vehicle that can take the punch.
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    Afternoon from South Sudan

    Today is a mild 38C ut tomorrow will be back to normal temp so likely 42C plus :-)

    On the BRV, has been interesting to follow the development. Reminds me of the Ibex from the UK that was a Defender based 4x4.

    Enough about that ...... would I buy one ........ I like it. Will I buy one ....... don't know.

    What is lacking is a detailed technical specification on the vehicle ...... the website is vague and not much help.

    It is a given that dealerships will be very few and very far between so some information on components used would be most helpful. This is where detailed specs come in ...who makes the gearbox, what diffs are fitted, what xfer box is fitted, what shox are fitted (brand)..... electronics - who handles that part...... where did the AC compressor come from and can your average AC plonker service it ...who made the radiator and spec...is it billet aluminium? The difflock..... manufacturer and how does it operate? What spares are freely available and what is BRV specific? Warrantee ........ give some info on the engine and why the Chinese Cummings was the choice ...... as a hard sell you are not doing very well ....on information slightly worse.

    Maybe BRV, if you want to be taken serious ......... begin met en ontwerp n ordentlike webwerf ....... julle webwerf herinner my tans meer aan Wiellie Walie. Paar fotos en baie woorde sonder enige harde spesifikasies.Die mense wat na BRV's kyk is nie you slapgewrig cafe late brigade nie. Sonder feite is daar maar min om mee te werk beskikbaar.

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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

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    Afternoon from South Sudan

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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    Glad to see Brandt has it listed now. I hope they do well.
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