Toyota Hilux

Hilly

Member
You may laugh but I wondered when my disco is long in the tooth would it work if I just fold the seats down and put in a dog guard and rubber mat and use it as a farm vehicle. These double cabs are getting too just to get knocked about with dogs and stuff piled in.?
Them discos look real bargins secondhand makes a mockery of new prices !! This lomg leed times etc bull sh!t to keep prices up , leave them with i say stuff em !! You could get a nice disc for 5k whats a gator ? 20 plus !!
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I was in Houston with work not that long ago and the yank tank hire car had a four speed auto gearbox, it was horrendous. I couldn't believe a modern car would have something so awful fitted....
I have a fire f150 with a 5.0l motor and six speed auto. Tow a fair bit one way or another. Pulls good and will pass anything on the road except the petrol station. Coming back from Nebraska a while back and going into a strong wind it was burning 28 litres per 100km not a heavy load either. next will be a diesel i think. Autos are good for most things but when they do go wrong it’s expensive.as for a seal auto unit. That’s just asking for trouble.
 

Far North Gollach

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Caithness
Them discos look real bargins secondhand makes a mockery of new prices !! This lomg leed times etc bull sh!t to keep prices up , leave them with i say stuff em !! You could get a nice disc for 5k whats a gator ? 20 plus !!
Keeping them discos going is the problem, last disco we had was the worst vehicle we ever owned (had landies for 20 odd years before that one), got shot after 13 months of misery and great expense. Finished with the LR brand completely after that one and before anyone asks what went wrong - pretty much everything that could..!!
 

JMTHORNLEY

Member
Location
Glossop
Keeping them discos going is the problem, last disco we had was the worst vehicle we ever owned (had landies for 20 odd years before that one), got shot after 13 months of misery and great expense. Finished with the LR brand completely after that one and before anyone asks what went wrong - pretty much everything that could..!!
Tell me about it, snapped crack on the D4 here, fortunately a good will gesture from JLR and they are replacing the lot but waiting on new turbos with no del date as yet.....hence why I used the HiLux the other day. Been really considering the 2.8 now I'm fed up of LR properly
 

ford 7810

Member
Location
cumbria
Tell me about it, snapped crack on the D4 here, fortunately a good will gesture from JLR and they are replacing the lot but waiting on new turbos with no del date as yet.....hence why I used the HiLux the other day. Been really considering the 2.8 now I'm fed up of LR properly
You’re lucky mine snapped JLR and local main dealer didn’t want to know laughed really. Pure garbage.the amount of people who say do not run a disco out warranty.60 grand vehicle un economic to run after 5 years
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
I was always a HiLux doubter but recently had a 2.4 for getting about, only a single cab but I've been so impressed with the Active spec. It's got A/C and a bluetooth radio so what more can you ask for from a work truck?
Took 5x roughly 500kgs weanlings away 30 miles on Monday and the power button makes one hell of a difference, like a different truck when pressed, not my D4 but you know what I mean.

+1 for a new HiLux and I can only imagine the 2.8 must be a beast... AUTO all the way though
Look at the years you have lost, not having a hilux😂
i darent chip my old 2.4l as it was a manual with the usual chocolate clutch from Toyota. The 2.8l has some grunt and is what it should have been from the start.
chocolate clutch?
My HL2 2.4 has done 200,000 miles and loads of heavy towing and clutch is original.
My new 2.4 2019 clutch wont last long as low range is too difficuilt to engage and disengage
 

Far North Gollach

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Caithness
Tell me about it, snapped crack on the D4 here, fortunately a good will gesture from JLR and they are replacing the lot but waiting on new turbos with no del date as yet.....hence why I used the HiLux the other day. Been really considering the 2.8 now I'm fed up of LR properly
Look up the Land Rover UK Forum, the D4's snap cranks for fun. Anything from 10,000 miles onwards and they are a ticking timebomb it seems.....
 

Joe S

Member
Location
Orkney
Tell me about it, snapped crack on the D4 here, fortunately a good will gesture from JLR and they are replacing the lot but waiting on new turbos with no del date as yet.....hence why I used the HiLux the other day. Been really considering the 2.8 now I'm fed up of LR properly
If your used to a disco a land cruiser might suit better? depends on what you use it for though
 
I was always a HiLux doubter but recently had a 2.4 for getting about, only a single cab but I've been so impressed with the Active spec. It's got A/C and a bluetooth radio so what more can you ask for from a work truck?
Took 5x roughly 500kgs weanlings away 30 miles on Monday and the power button makes one hell of a difference, like a different truck when pressed, not my D4 but you know what I mean.

+1 for a new HiLux and I can only imagine the 2.8 must be a beast... AUTO all the way though

Your pick up has two engine maps activated by a button?

If you are getting it remapped you could get the first map to be an economy one and the second to give it the berries? Might save up a lot of juice over the vehicle's life.
 

Michael S

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Matching Green
I have a 2.4 2018 hilux, the power and economy buttons only alter the map of the throttle pedal and not the fuelling map of the engine so are frankly a gimmick; in the power mode about 75% of the power comes in the first 25% of the pedal travel giving the illusion of more power, in economy only about 25% of the power comes from the first 75% of the pedal travel. Full throttle is the same in all three modes. The power mode makes it difficult to drive smoothly in the manual and difficult to balance on the throttle in hard cornering. The economy mode is vaguely useful for blunting the throttle response when long distance towing on the motorway but after four years I don't even remember the buttons are there.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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