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Deere Dingle 434838 13 Logging Land Rover either
Logging Land Rover
Hauling logs from a restricted access site. No room for a tractor & trailer, its hand ball from fallen tree to Landy.
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is it a diesel?
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Nice Defender! How old is it?

I also drive a Defender (my dad's). It's a Td5 from 2000, fitted with some nice Caseih and CVX decals :-)

We've just ordered new logos to put on our Landy.

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/3344/img0417mk4.jpg
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Hi thanks for your comments. My Defender is a September 2005 Model. It is a Td5 (Direct Injection 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel) 90 Pick-up. The canopy is made by Ifor Williams. I use it for Agricultural and Industrial works and also for light forestry work. It has been excellent in every way. I have had 38 Land Rovers and this one is by far the best one.
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Nice! Did you already drive the 2007 model? The interior has improved a lot. But it also has a new engine, the Ford Transit engine :-\... It' was so big that they had to modify the bonnet... Besides that, it still is one very good workhorse :-)

We've just sold our Discovery from 2003... It was awfull.. Very poor buildquality and not very reliable...
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Welcome to Farm Photo JDD :-)

We look forward to seeing some more of your photos soon ;-)

Regards from Australia,

TasCowboy ;-)
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Nice car. But i heard Ford would sold Land Rover and Jaguar because they had money problems. The Fiat Group has intrest to buy.
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Haha, I thought Fiat had money problems themselves?:-P It seems that everyone who buys english cars ends up with money problems. look at BMW. Once they got rid of it, biggest profit ever. I think the germans couldn't understand that the english need a lot of funding for little outcome:-D
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Thanks Tascowboy, as soon as I figure out how to add more photos to the thread instead of just one I will be adding more. As for the 2007 Model Defender, yes I have driven one, I have posted a 4 part review of my test drive on Youtube. If you look for DingleZilla you will find the review and also some JCB Fastrac videos I did. The Ford transit engine sits high in the engine bay hence the hump, its OK but I am not totally convinced. As for Ford selling Jaguar & Land Rover, they have not done so yet, since both makes are well known and not doing bad business at the moment, I am surprised. I think it is more a case of Ford struggling to compete against cheap Asian labour and material costs, and so are the rest of the worlds manufacturers. As for Schizo, he has a valid point, its such a shame the Germans did not create such iconic vehicles as Jaguar and Land Rover!:-P Sadly we import far to much, we need to re-establish our manufacturing and slow down all the foreign imports, this way the UK supports itself and not the rest of the world all the time!:-D
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The VW beetle;-) Porsche, and the old Merc limousins.
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JDD,

Just click on add message at the bottom of the page, then select image, then away you go ;-)

Cheers,

TC :-)
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The new Range Rover was partly developped under BMW, and what they've done with that Rover is great in my opinion.
They did a good move, getting rid of Rover, while keeping Mini for themselves.

Perhaps Jaguar still sells in the UK but back here, the sales figures aren't very impressive...
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Thanks TC, I will do that.
Another valid point from you Schizo, fine motors indeed. Of course we must not forget that John Deere have a factory in Mannheim!:-D It is fair to say we can learn a thing or two from Germany. I think we (English) are great designers and engineers (F1 for example:-D) but sadly we are not good at inspiring our general staff to achieve the same qualities.
Yes a good move from BMW to keep Mini. We must remember that it is not the car that fails but the people who build them! If our workers did a better job then Jaguar and Land Rover would not be fighting an uphill battle all the time, the workers have let the companies down.
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I managed to get back home like this. I was only 800m up a track, over a bridge down a road and up my lane. So not to far. The wheelbarrow on roof is quite secure because it sits on the frame of the canopy and is trapped in place!;-)
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Check out the mud flap on the drivers side, a heavy load indeed!;-)
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Nice reviews on Youtube! To be honest, I'm a bit dissapointed. Interior is a plus, but the exterior features that they adjusted, and the engine, I'm not sure about that :-(
And it sounds awful compared to a Td5
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Some of them logs weigh 50Kgs each! It was a giant Sycamore tree growing out of a rock half up a grassy embankment. It had a twin but that fell down in the 100mph winds in January this year. I got the task of felling this monster tree before it fell and crashed through what is left of my mates building, possibly killing him or one of his dogs. I counted the rings to get the age of the tree, I got to 150 years of age. The other one was about 135 according to the rings.
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The engine in reality does not sound to bad to be fair. There is another review on Youtube, and the engine sounds really clangy like a bag of nuts and bolts! I am not sure I will be happy to trade mine in against one of the new ones? I am not thrilled about the hump in the bonnet (hood), the reverse gear, and the new colours are simply terrible.
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