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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRange View Post
    Because the clients pay for those bakkies! I rather use the oom with the battered IsukkelSuzie! He'll do the same job much cheaper!
    And therein lies the fallacy. Without fail in MY life, anything contracted out to the lowest bidder has resulted in me spending much more than I needed to. 1st Time round you pay the cheapie, 2nd round you pay the "pro" to redo the job, but it now costs more because he 1st has to undo the mess left by the cheapie.

    I will rather pay the chap with Cruiser with a smile than the man in the jalopie.

    Just typing this I hope to have reminded myself of this again.

    Same applies on the North Coast, treechoppers are using Cruisers. As Marius said, Cruisers are low-tech, uncomfortable, over-priced and do not forget their amazing ability to rust. I know from personal experience.

    But man, they can take a HAMMERING, and do so day-in, day-out, that will just kill any normal bakkie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    'Cos the roof is STRONG!

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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    Because they
    • are tough,
    • reliable,
    • can handle loads,
    • can handle bad conditions
    • and have simple systems to maintain.
    The tree fellers or the Cruisers?

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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    that explains it then, thats where the cash is ; )

    and cruisers last
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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    Funny, the guys that have been in business in the North of Pretoria and Moot area use 1970's Chev c series and Ford F150s, they have been around for at least 20 years
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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    Well, if they can't cut the tree down they use the strong cruiser to pull it out of the ground
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    Mate of mine has a tree felling business in Cape Town, been in business for 25 years, has 3 cruisers, even bought the V8 - but sold that again and went back to the diesel 4.2 - says they last longer than the general bakkies (he has also had a few LWB Hilux as well), they have a high load carrying capacity, and they go anywhere. They also tow 1-ton chippers up mountains, and generally are more rugged than a Hilux 4x4 etc.
    Maintanance costs are similar to a Hilux, but long term they are cheap as they last longer. Simple economics. The V8 was the exception, he love dthe vehicle, but the running costs were way higher, so that was sold after about 3 years.....


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    [QUOTE=JohnnoK;4321382]'Cos the roof is STRONG!

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    BECAUSE if that had been a land cruiser it would have buffed out.
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    [QUOTE=K-9;4321932][QUOTE=JohnnoK;4321382]'Cos the roof is STRONG!

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    BECAUSE if that had been a land cruiser it would have buffed out.[/QUOTE]


    BUFFED OUT !!!!! …...never.....



    Dusted off yes.

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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    Not too many better than that

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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ismail View Post
    Hi, not to derail or start an argument on the other "which 4x4 for R350k" thread

    I noticed specifically in southern suburbs CT, tree fellers use cruiser bakkies,

    why? and its a mix though the range petrol or diesel.
    Also noticed it and have first hand experience. Sold a '97 Land Cruiser 4.2D to a Southern Suburbs tree feller a few years back. Came to my house with R165,000 in cash within 2 hours of posting the ad. I also bought a '76 LC pickup from a tree feller in Hout Bay as a project vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXPLORER View Post
    Because they are tree fellers, they probably also wear overalls. I am not a tree feller, I don`t wear overalls and what is a cruiser?
    Says a man with a tie and no clue what low range means
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    Default Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    few years back i sold some rims to a tree fella for one of there cruisers, he told me exactly why but for the life of me a cant remember.

    He did mention something to do with the standard front and rear diff locks and and.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushNomad View Post
    and they are , even now, still bought
    by people who still believe all this..

    like Hollywood actors whose reputation far outlives their looks and abilities ...
    the early Cruisers reputation far outlives todays models performances and capabilities ...
    I am easily one of the biggest Landy fans out there. I am way too emotionally invested in the brand for my own good sometimes, but I am also a blue collar oke, that works with vehicles in tough conditions all the time. Facts are facts. Cruisers are tough as nails.

    yes, the new ones strip gearboxes and diffs from time to time, and the load bins aren’t as tough as they used to be, but faced with the same workload, any other Bakkie would blow up its drive train much sooner, and even with the new “soft” bins, the bins are still a lot tougher than anything else out there.

    with my own money, for my own personal use, I will stick to landies. But especially since it’s physically impossible to buy a defender Bakkie now days, and even when you could, the cruiser was still tougher, cruisers remain king for real hard work.

    nothing wrong with maruis post. I can back up everything he says with loads of personal experience.

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