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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    We never called our Prado a Land Cruiser and I think that name is a bit over worked. Just like calling things like the Evoque a Ranger Rover. That should be have been saved for the top of the range vehicles.
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    In some of the overseas Prado markets its called a Land Cruiser,as they don't get the Land Cruiser(200 series)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    Not many of the city folk get out and about in the bush that often, So they really wouldn't have a clue what your average farmer/pastoralist drives.
    Up here in the Midwest of WA there is a High percentage of farmers using 79 series utes as they are bloody amazing when it comes to towing field bins etc. around and that's with a ute full of tools and 500l or so of fuel on the tray during seeding and harvest.
    Not much else on the market can do what a V8 79 series can do on the farm.
    A lot of them also have Hilux, Navara, ranger etc. utes on the farm for stock work and such But when it comes to the Heavy work the 79 series is king.
    I grew up on a grain farm in the Wimmera - we’ve been in the area since the 1860s, before the selection Acts so our farm has been in the family for quite a while now. Most of my siblings work in the Ag business, and I do a fair bit of advice in that area. So, I’m not some random city person.

    Whilst it may be different elsewhere I can’t think of any of our neighbours who have $80k utes, and if we’re going to tow a field bin we use a tractor. And a couple of my siblings do “heavy work”, including fire control and they all drive work Hiluxes. I wonder if you’re confusing contractors with farmers?

    This stuff about how the farmers all drive flash cars is a variant of the rubbish I’ve been hearing since I was a kid - rich farmers, flash cars and then in the next breath something about taxpayer funding - problem is that those stories - from people who have no connection with the land - really doesn’t line up with my lived experience or the statistics on farm income.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robmacca View Post
    I doubt the farmers would be paying retail prices for their farm vehicles... I would assume they would way less than $80k.... $40k>$60k or somewhere in between?
    There’s no sale tax exemptions any more - no way would anyone get a 79 series for under $70k.
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    One of the reasons Land Cruiser works so well in Australia, is the input Australian engineers had in its development, and the amount of testing done in this country. You could almost say they were tailor made for Australian conditions. Unlike some other new vehicles, which seem to be tailor made for the rich middle class [ place country here].


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles View Post
    I grew up on a grain farm in the Wimmera - we’ve been in the area since the 1860s, before the selection Acts so our farm has been in the family for quite a while now. Most of my siblings work in the Ag business, and I do a fair bit of advice in that area. So, I’m not some random city person.

    Whilst it may be different elsewhere I can’t think of any of our neighbours who have $80k utes, and if we’re going to tow a field bin we use a tractor. And a couple of my siblings do “heavy work”, including fire control and they all drive work Hiluxes. I wonder if you’re confusing contractors with farmers?

    This stuff about how the farmers all drive flash cars is a variant of the rubbish I’ve been hearing since I was a kid - rich farmers, flash cars and then in the next breath something about taxpayer funding - problem is that those stories - from people who have no connection with the land - really doesn’t line up with my lived experience or the statistics on farm income.
    The average size of the farms in the Wimmera area is only 880Ha ( a bit over 2000 acres) so they are only small by comparison to the farms here in the West and are absolutely Tiny compared to the stations here in the West and the NT/Qld.
    Things are done on a larger scale on the bigger farms and stations and that is why a great many of them run Landcruiser's and Big Nissan utes here.
    There is absolutely Nothing wrong with the Hilux utes other than their carrying capacity and towing ability, This is where the Landcruiser and Big Nissan utes "Shine".

    It has absolutely Nothing whatsoever to do with simply having a "Flash" car, Many of the Farmers/Pastoralists in the West choose a Landcruiser because it is the better option to the smaller 4cyl utes with their small load carrying and weaker towing ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    The average size of the farms in the Wimmera area is only 880Ha ( a bit over 2000 acres) so they are only small by comparison to the farms here in the West and are absolutely Tiny compared to the stations here in the West and the NT/Qld.
    Things are done on a larger scale on the bigger farms and stations and that is why a great many of them run Landcruiser's and Big Nissan utes here.
    There is absolutely Nothing wrong with the Hilux utes other than their carrying capacity and towing ability, This is where the Landcruiser and Big Nissan utes "Shine".

    It has absolutely Nothing whatsoever to do with simply having a "Flash" car, Many of the Farmers/Pastoralists in the West choose a Landcruiser because it is the better option to the smaller 4cyl utes with their small load carrying and weaker towing ability.
    What do you think about this report. Given by a totally unbiased reviewer.


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    I stated earlier (Somewhere) that I would always prefer a 'Cruiser 'tilly.
    I'm not sure now?


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    Given its size and power (and going by Russian crash videos), it looks like the perfect vehicle for Russian traffic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    I stated earlier (Somewhere) that I would always prefer a 'Cruiser 'tilly.
    I'm not sure now?

    great video, had a look at his other videos, really good, I see he managed to avoid the corrupt traffic police...
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