Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

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Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Zakhil » 18 Aug 2015 14:24

Hi, I've left the rat race and 20 year IT career and on my way to Malawi. There I will be farming tobacco and other produce. I don't have the correct vehicle for the rainy season and are desperately looking for a Patrol to take there. Where should I start looking for a proper candidate and what should I be looking for? Taking in consideration that my budget only allow for R150k and a NP200 and motorcycle trade in.

decided on Diesel because of availability in the area and quality in Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. By the way, I never expected the responses I received so far. It's amazing to see how many people wish they could do the same.
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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Herrie » 18 Aug 2015 14:26

Welkom Zak!! :salute: :salute:

Ek hoop jy gaan gou 'n Patrol kan kry want dit sal dinge vir jou baie gemaklik maak.
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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Zakhil » 18 Aug 2015 14:31

Dankie Herrie, ek admire al die Patrol van dat ek A Long Way Down gesien het. Uiteindelik het ek nou 'n rede of nut vir die voertuig.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Peter Connan » 18 Aug 2015 17:51

Welcome Zak

Wagon or bakkie?
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Zakhil » 18 Aug 2015 18:02

Thanks!

That'll be a wagon.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Peter Connan » 18 Aug 2015 18:05

Will keep my eyes open!
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by SJC » 18 Aug 2015 19:09

Dirk (offroadbiker) is selling his 4.2sgl....

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Russ Kellermann » 18 Aug 2015 21:21

If you farming i strongly suggest a Patrol pickup over the wagon. Handles a load like you cannot even begin to believe. As for motor,... Malawi = 4.2D

If i see one for sale i'll let you know... hope you fond one soon.
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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by Zakhil » 18 Aug 2015 22:13

Thanks Russ! The reason I'm looking for an SUV is that mostly people will be "transported". The loads are too big even for a pick-up. Trailers will be used for that.

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Re: Acquiring a Patrol workhorse for Africa

Post by SJC » 19 Aug 2015 12:42

A pickup with a few "game viewer" benches will work well.. :thumbup:
Suppose it depends on how many people you want to transport...

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