Pickup

valtraman

Member
Looking for pickup but unsure what to go for, currently run couple of l200s . Doesn’t do huge miles . Thinking something 3/4 year old 30/40k miles or less. Crew cab spec. Thoughts are a hilux or another L200. See Navaras at cheaper money generally but wouldn’t know about them,advice ?
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Another vote for ranger. Love mine and dont count it sore to fuel and this is somethin that id be keepin tight eye on. My next will be another ford wont be lookin elsewhere
 

bluepower

Member
Livestock Farmer
Another vote for ranger. Love mine and dont count it sore to fuel and this is somethin that id be keepin tight eye on. My next will be another ford wont be lookin elsewhere
I could deflate you boys in the Ranger corner by telling you about a friend of mine who was on his third engine and second geabox in a 18 month old 3.2 auto wild track but it would only worry you.
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
I could deflate you boys in the Ranger corner by telling you about a friend of mine who was on his third engine and second geabox in a 18 month old 3.2 auto wild track but it would only worry you.
So you did just tell us ? wont worry me as i bought mine for 1100 quid over year and half ago and never has lot me down pullin a tri axle ifor williams cattle trailer so its earnin its keep
 

Optimus

Member
Think my brothers on his 5th ranger.he had real bother with 2 of the 3.2 limited ones.engine and gearbox problems but he does a lot of miles and has a fair weight on the back.
Brother in law has just got one of those Mercedes. Nice pick up looks like a navara but hell of a lot faster
 

Spud

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
YO62
We have an 05 L200 as the farm truck - cheap and reliable enough, uncomfortable as hell and drinks like a fish. Does 4-5000miles a year, used and abused by all. It replaced an 05 Ford Ranger about 18months ago that I had from 5yo. Not quite as uncomfortable as the L200, but every bit as thirsty. Sold to a breaker with a rotten chassis.

I have a 2014 DMax, bought summer 2018 with 115,000 miles. Lovely motor, quiet, comfy, reliable, pulls well, at least 50% more mpg than the two mentioned above. It replaced a 2008 Isuzu Rodeo with a chequered history - it'd been clocked before I bought it. Didn't have it that long, it was knackered. Sold for export.

Generally we buy them about 5yo, I use them for another 5yrs, then they get handed down to farm truck for another 5, or thereabouts. Depreciation on new pickups is crazy money - I'd rather upgrade a forklift or something.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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