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Old 02 November 2015, 16:20   #21
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A comment by Beerbelly on another thread just reminded me of the other big plus:

No loose crap in the cab!

All the sibby/engine/tools/stinky mooring gear/fuel stuff is contained OUTSIDE the cab area - so much safer and much more pleasant. It's missing a drinks cooler - but "I've got an idea"......


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Old 02 November 2015, 17:00   #22
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OK - a couple of hundred towing miles later...

The Defender was an 18yo 110 300Tdi with a nominal 126hp available.
The Dmax is spankers with 163hp and a shed load of torque on tap.

On the hard and flat, the Dmax is very much superior to the Deafener while towing the full legal limit of 3500kgs (+). She still can carry another 500kg in the tray - I've probably damn nearly reached the 6.5 tons train weight and still she takes inclines that the Defender would have baulked at. Braking and handling is considerably better - but the main difference is in straight pulling power.

The Defender couldn't make as tight a cut while reversing.

However, the Defender totally outclasses the Dmax in low-box work - on slips, gravel and horsing the load around on poor surfaces it is unequalled.

Am I a happy camper - sure I am

🙈 should have got a 130 😃
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Old 02 November 2015, 17:08   #23
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A comment by Beerbelly on another thread just reminded me of the other big plus:

No loose crap in the cab!

All the sibby/engine/tools/stinky mooring gear/fuel stuff is contained OUTSIDE the cab area - so much safer and much more pleasant. It's missing a drinks cooler - but "I've got an idea"......


ehhh ..

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Its nice though to have all my tools in a seperate section behind the cabin though, I no longer have to listen to them rattling all through my journey every where I go, and the extra seats mean

Detention for you boy !!!
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Old 02 November 2015, 17:43   #24
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ehhh ..




Detention for you boy !!!
Err, soz!
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Do they have a low box ?? I find mine very handy with the anti stall nearly as good as an auto can hold it on a steep slope with foot brake and just let clutch in no hassle
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There is a low box, but I suspect that the ratio in 1st Low is higher than in the 110. The Defender would move mountains in 1st Low without stalling.

Don't get me wrong though - the Dmax will easily pull over 3.5 tons up a slipway - you just need to give the engine a decent blip before you engage!
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Have you posted any pictures of it yet Willk?
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OK - a couple of hundred towing miles later...

She still can carry another 500kg in the tray -
You sure that is enough for all the STUFF you carry about as spares and back ups
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