Getting around where ever you are requires some means of transport. Following are the two vehicles I've run round the country in several times.
In both utes I've had the same gear, scanner, CB, UHF, phone for finding out where's the next job etc.
With the distances up here in the Nor' West I have a Codan 9323 HF Radphone / RFDS set in the Landcruiser.
As well as rear ARB air locker, Thomas PTO winch, four spares, 100 litres water and 330 litre of fuel capacity, for around 2500 km range.
Lights are Hella 2 x Rig 220's and 1 x Bull 250, running at 100 watts each.
My current drive is a 2006 Toyota Troop Carrier, or Troopy. It is actually the ex-South Hedland Police Troopy, so I may have
already experienced the back of it prior to purchase!!
It has some Narva 35 watt HID spot lights, a water tank and a replacement 180 litre rear tank on top of the front 90 litre, allowing around 2200 kilometre range from the 1HD-FTE 4.2 litre engine.
It still features the same PTO winch bar with rubber mud flap, and PH rego from the ute, but being a turbo motor, the PTO is a lot more difficult to install (this is still being looked at). The vehicle also feayutres a
It still features the same PTO winch bar with rubber mud flap, and PH rego from the ute, but being a turbo motor, the PTO is a lot
more difficult to install (this is still being looked at).
The vehicle also features an ARB twin air compressor and receiver tank mounted out of the way under the rear full length draw assembly which allows mighty fast reinflation of tyres following exploits down sandy tracks.
I also use an old Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 running XP and Fugawi moving map software with maps supplied by the now defunct Maptrax Australia and Geoscience Australia, and PathAway app on the iPhone.