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Re: Some pictures around the village.

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Phil Scarborough

04-29-2013 05:52:45
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Brett, I think it is a matter of "Fashion".Pickups tend to be used by people who pretend to be rugged, off-road, muscular he-men. The pick-up tends to be a fashion statement.They are expensive to buy and run, farmers tend to watch the pennies, why buy a pickup AND a tractor? Some workers do use them, generally if they have a job which requires them to carry tools and materials, for long distances between jobs. Remember, our country is a lot smaller than yours, we dont have gravel roads and a panel van is cheaper and more secure.
Hope that sort of puts some light on the question. I have the Land Rover Discovery to pull my trailer caravan. Although I live in the heart of the English countryside, almost all of my driving could be done in the smallest of Japanese saloon cars at any time of the year.I can be at either end of the country in about 9 hours, with paved roads all the way.Phil

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Bret4207

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 Re: Some pictures around the village. in reply to Phil Scarborough, 04-29-2013 05:52:45  
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Here, it would make no sense to buy a panel van and a trailer when you can put a cap on the pickup or take it off much cheaper.
We also have the "fashion statement" types here. They drive Rovers and Mini Coopers and Jags! :lol:



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 Re: Some pictures around the village. in reply to Bret4207, 04-30-2013 04:27:38  
I think there are major differences in the way we live, Bret.What would we use a pickup for, if we had to lift the top off? What do you move around that cannot be done on a tractor? Carrying tools can be done in a transport box on the 3 link on the tractor. You can put 2 round bales on spikes on the FEL and 1 more on a spike on the 3 Link. Anymore, just hitch up to a trailor.What do you fetch from town that needs a pickup? Because we live closer together than you, almost every business will deliver FOC, so why go to town to fetch stuff? If you go to a social occasion, why go in a pickup that may be dirty, untidy and can only carry 2 people in comfort, 4 people on discomfort. Buy a saloon car and all 4 travel in comfort in clean conditions.If you need to regularly move stuff between farms on the highway, buy a JCB Fastrac and travel down the highway at 50MPH, then use it for ploughing.
As I said, over here, USA style pickups are fashion, Rovers, Jaguars, Mini-Coopers are just cars, nothing special.When I collect my hire car from Hertz in San Francisco, or Vancouver. I ask for the biggest thing they have. Last time, I got a huge ( to me ) Chrysler. It did not stand out in parking lots, it was just another car on its home ground.
Panel vans over here are cheap, and no-one can see whats in the back, so are favoured for security.
It seems to boil down to the fact that we are a smaller country, with much shorter distances to travel, on better roads.I would love an American pickup truck, but my Rover, towing my trailer caravan, gets 34 miles per gallon, and fits our roads better, so thats what I have. Phil

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