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Old 24 January 2012, 17:21   #21
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Steady on fella. I was not commenting on the products, more the marketing strategies used by the respective companies. Anyway, it is probably a mute point now, as LR seem to be goiing the same route, vis Evoque etc. etc.
I really didn't want this to decend into a my car is more rugged/better than your car, and have held off posting for just that reason as I knew from other threads in this forum that it was likely to happen. They are just different built and sold for different tasks. Mine works for me.

Thanks for all the very helpful input, it looks like I'm OK with my set up provided the trailer capacity is inline with the advice from ROG which I will check.

One question why 2 Land Rovers? Need to have a spare?
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Old 24 January 2012, 17:25   #22
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Have a look at tow car of the year 2010
Thats sooo 2 years ago

Who pays these people to come up with that stuff ?

Ok I get it .. they tow the van for 2 weeks in the summer for the holidays and dont miss it when its in the garage for the other 50 ?
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Do I have to spell it out PARKED in my garage , and not getting REPAIRED in the dealers garage .... you should be proud ... some fine German engineering

Now .. you've made a pigs ear of your quotes as usual look ... Nurse[/QUOTE]

Typical sweaty sock getting the wrong end of the stick, That's why I was laughing because I don't have a L.R. I have a very reliable Nissan Terrano 3ltr d. As for my quoting well it is... getting better I think
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I really didn't want this to decend into a my car is more rugged/better than your car
I do sorry .. thread hyjack

Its not an anti LR thing, its just like people who buy JCB's all the time and never anything else ?, they never seem to realise how much money they piss up against the wall ....some of these 'great British brands' just dont stack up on spec and reliability compared to the opposition
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I really didn't want this to decend into a my car is more rugged/better than your car, and have held off posting for just that reason as I knew from other threads in this forum that it was likely to happen. They are just different built and sold for different tasks. Mine works for me.

Thanks for all the very helpful input, it looks like I'm OK with my set up provided the trailer capacity is inline with the advice from ROG which I will check.

One question why 2 Land Rovers? Need to have a spare?
No worries it's all a bit of fun we got a bogof deal on his and hers land rovers
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I do sorry .. thread hyjack

Its not an anti LR thing, its just like people who buy JCB's all the time and never anything else ?, they never seem to realise how much money they piss up against the wall ....some of these 'great British brands' just dont stack up on spec and reliability compared to the opposition
Couldn't agree more.... Now on my third Kubota, one kx36-2, a kx41-2 and now a 2009 kx36-3....(after originally owning a jcb 801.4) played with a friends Tacheuchi for a bit also, not a bad little machine. ( wow, what a great thread hijack ;-) )
Don't get me wrong, i will defend anything British when it deserves defending as we still have a lot to be proud of but i wont defend something just because its popular to do so and certainly not if i haven't weighed up the alternatives.

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JCB minis are pretty poor when compared to the Jap gear. Wheel diggers are a different story.
The 'others' are not better enough. Other brands of wheel digger may be better in certain areas than a JCB, more powerful backhoe, better on the front bucket etc, etc, but when you factor in JCB service, finance, residuals etc, most compainies running multiple wheel diggers stick with Benford products.
Owner operators might go for the odd Cat of MF.
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JCB minis are pretty poor when compared to the Jap gear. Wheel diggers are a different story.
The 'others' are not better enough. Other brands of wheel digger may be better in certain areas than a JCB, more powerful backhoe, better on the front bucket etc, etc, but when you factor in JCB service, finance, residuals etc, most compainies running multiple wheel diggers stick with Benford products.
Owner operators might go for the odd Cat of MF.
Best post i've read on hear in ages there Mr Mollers :-)

If we could somehow get this thread onto classic tractors, it would be my ultimate fantasy thread drift! :-)

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Don't get me wrong, i will defend anything British when it deserves defending
Absolutely !

I just used JCB as an example .. but now that you mention it

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Wheel diggers are a different story.
I neighbour of mine was hacking his exhaust off an 18 month old 3CX the other day, when I asked him why he was doing that to such a new machine he said 'well, they all do it dont they ?' I said what ? .. I dunno whats a 3cx these days? 40 grand ? .. and I said to him, you pay all this for a digger ... thats been in development for 50 odd years, gets exported all round the world, and they cant even build them without their exhausts falling off ? ... its unbelievable

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If we could somehow get this thread onto classic tractors, it would be my ultimate fantasy thread drift! :-)
Thats easier than you might think
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