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8th August 2011, 04:29 PM
Hi. Could not find any thread relating to this topic so hope in the correct place.

Just read a small article regarding seven Military Spec G series doing the Canning Stock Route. Six of the vehicles have had suspension problems requiring the fly in of parts. Great Army vehicle???.

Did the CSR in a Series 2 back in 1963 as part my work and other than several axles and punctures survived quite well. Hope the Army has not made another Boo Boo.

8th August 2011, 04:35 PM
There are other threads on this - they were civilian G wagens accompanied by one Aust Mil spec vehicle that had no issues.


8th August 2011, 05:07 PM
According to the Mercedes website there are five G350 wagons and two G-professionals (a wagon and a utility). The website does not seem to make any reference to Australian Military Specs (see Mercedes-Benz Australia - Mercedes World - Canning Stock Route (http://www2.mercedes-benz.com.au/content/australia/mpc/mpc_australia__website/en/home_mpc/passengercars/home/passenger_cars_world/canning_stock_route.html)).


8th August 2011, 05:13 PM
In the SMH and Age "Five "normal" versions of the G-Class off-roader - and one military-specification ute - started to burst mainly rear shock absorbers while travelling along stretches of the stock route extending from Well 33 to Well 35." Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen | Technical problems | Outback (http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/updated-outback-cripples-mercedesbenzs-toughest-offroaders-20110805-1ie5s.html)

8th August 2011, 07:48 PM
The G-Class is more than up to the challenge of taking on this terrain and environment without punishing the drivers and passengers. I canít think of anywhere else that would challenge the G-Class quite as comprehensively as the Canning Stock Route.

Cheers Arthur

8th August 2011, 08:31 PM
Having done the CSR in "civilian" discos twice with the biggest problem being two punctures in two trips I wonder. Either the prep wasn't done or the vehicles are a bit soft.