My trusty farm truck.
When I first started planning this project I considered 'Every element having multiple functions". This was very intergral with my transport needs. I wanted a work horse but not a traditional ute but something with more carrying capacity as I am a resource manager and need to collect and recycle so many things for the project to move forward.
I envisioned a small truck with a tipper tray as I was a stand alone farmer. I put the thought out to the universe for a diesel powered, 4x4, tipper, twin cab (for transporting volunteers) and this little gem came my way a week after I moved to the farm 3 1/2 years ago. I also wanted a small crane and found one second hand 1 month later and had it fitted. I also fitted a ring feeder tow hitch with a 3 ton towing capacity which enables me to tow a small excavator when I need to hire one. It was my daily driver for the first 2 years and is every bit economic as a similar 4 cylinder diesel ute.
I now have the perfect do all vehicle with multiple purposes. I use it to shift all rocks around the site, haul bales from town, collect resources from any town trip, collect cow manure from paddocks, move timber and firewood on site and so much much more. 600km to a tank of fuel is not to bad for the loads it carries.
I strongly advise anyone considering to start a large scale project to invest in a purposeful vehicle like this to get their project up and running as it reduces so much work. If maintained well it will last the life of the project. In the future I intend to run this one on home made Biodiesel to even further reduce running costs.