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    3.5 Tonne Towing 4x4

    My Safari is still giving good service in my Fencing business (and hunting but don't tell IRD), but now I need to tow 3.5 tonnes (legally, Safari does it but in theory is limited to 2.5) - so I'm looking.

    I'm aware of a few of the options (Ranger, BT-50 and D-Max) but what else is there and how capable are they off-road relative to others. I've been a lot underwhelmed by the Rangers I've sat in on rough/steep/slippery stuff, they seem to run out of suspension travel pretty quick (or is something else going on??).

    My only other requirement besides the 3.5 towing is 33" tires.

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    Buying new?

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    Manual Hilux, best ute off road by far and 3.5 rated. (yes i work for toyota so slightly bias)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    Manual Hilux, best ute off road by far and 3.5 rated. (yes i work for toyota so slightly bias)
    Maybe but that's where I would head and I'm just a happy Toyota customer ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    Manual Hilux, best ute off road by far and 3.5 rated. (yes i work for toyota so slightly bias)
    Not ideal for towing 3.5 tonne regularly though with the manual box

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    Landcruiser?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    Landcruiser 70 series.
    4.5 ltr V8s .We got a fleet of them at work towing massive trailers , boys drive them like they stole them , keep on going
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    400kw 6 wheel drive 5 locking diffs portal axels 35 inch tires all standard.....you know you want one.

    https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mer...-independence/

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    400kw 6 wheel drive 5 locking diffs portal axels 35 inch tires all standard.....you know you want one.

    https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mer...-independence/

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    And you could buy a Land Cruiser whith the gst rebate
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    And you could buy a Land Cruiser whith the gst rebate
    And a hate to think of the weekly fuel bill running 6 bits of rubber the ground.... Not too mention when you need a new set

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    And a hate to think of the weekly fuel bill running 6 bits of rubber the ground.... Not too mention when you need a new set
    If you could afford the vehicle I don't think you would be overly concerned about the running costs

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