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Toffer

Land Rover Advice

We should be in our smallholding by the end of the summer so thoughts have turned to the sort of vehicles we'll need to invest in.

Now much as I'd love a tractor, and a 4x4, and a digger, and a quad etc etc I think the reality is an old Landrover first, perhaps a ten your or so old 90 that can pull a decent sized trailer and do some harrowing / draw a roller.

I used to have old pre-defender landies when I were a lad and used to be OK at sticking them back together and getting them going, just wondering what the consensus is about also using them as a light tractor, good idea or will it just rip the transmission to shreds?
Gervase

A Ninety will pull a chain harrow pretty well. Even with big mud tyres, though, it will still have a heavier footprint than a tractor, and you risk putting gurt big grooves in your land if it's wet.
Mary-Jane

Make sure you've put the brake on properly when you're parked facing up a slope though...
Ty Gwyn

Better to leave in gear,1st if facing up hill,reverse if facing downhill
Gervase

Make sure you've put the brake on properly when you're parked facing up a slope though...

Harrumph. I'm reminded of the chap complaining about his nickname. "Honestly; you rescue children from burning buildings, help build a new community, deliver babies for all and sundry and fend off marauding lions and no-one bats an eyelid. Shag one sheep, though..."
Mary-Jane

Better to leave in gear,1st if facing up hill,reverse if facing downhill


Indeed. Belt and braces. That's what I *always* do.
tarabella

We've got a 17YO Defender 110 pick-up. Best bit of machinery on the farm. I had to pull my 4WD tractor out of a mire with it a few years ago! Never let me down (yet) Surprised Toffer

Yes I remember the handbrakes being the thing to watch out for, although mine always seemed to be fine.

I think I'll probably go for the shorter wheelbase for a bit more maneuverability as we should also be getting a trailer.

Will have to keep my eye on ebay nearer the time.
j60pro

i wouldnt touch a landy with a pole they love to rot them selves to death around the back end are noisey and badly built only my oppinion. had a pajero for the last 5 yrs bloody brill xx Laughing gz

We're still using an Old Landy- no problems, although it never sees the road (no salt) and is parked on grass Smile

It is B reg....not sure which end of the reg the B is though.... Laughing
Ruralnaedowell

Possibly consider an older Hilux as well. They hold their value very well and much as I hate to say it are just that little bit easier to get along with than older landies. A Mk3 non turbo from 1989 to 1997 with leaf spring suspension is a very tough machine, with plenty of load space, but good for long distances too. You will get 28/30 to the gallon if you have a light foot. Plus they do double cab ones which are handy for the kids. Duckhead

Make sure you've put the brake on properly when you're parked facing up a slope though...
Harrumph. I'm reminded of the chap complaining about his nickname. "Honestly; you rescue children from burning buildings, help build a new community, deliver babies for all and sundry and fend off marauding lions and no-one bats an eyelid. Shag one sheep, though..."

I think its a donkey you are refering to, though when in Wales
Mutton

If you are in a damp part of the country, go for diesel not petrol. We had an old petrol one that would not start all winter, even when kept in a shed.
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