Ann Beadell trek and fuel consumption

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 15:21
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Hi there, We are planning to return from the centre to Laverton (WA) via Warburton, the Connie Sue and the Ann Beadell roads. Can anyone give me some indication about the fuel consumption to be expected or the amount of fuel required for a PRADO 120 Petrol? Thanks!

FrankR
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 16:15

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 16:15
Frank

I would use a formula along the lines of (normal consumption x 125%).

When considering the distance you will travel, don't forget to add in potential side trips.

Just in case you haven't, already, take a look at the Anne Beadell Trek notes, there is some guidance in there.

EO - Anne Beadell Trek Notes

Enjoy...Baz - The Landy
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank R1 - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 19:49

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 19:49
Thanks Baz
That looks like a good start point.
Much apprciated
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 06:13

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 06:13
As Baz said allow 25% extra, even a little more, given the isolation.

The Connie Sue in that section varies from 60 - 70 kmph dirt roads down to quite a bit of heavily rutted 20 - 30kmph roads. You can often bypass these rutted sections on the side of the track ( Err, sorry - Highway)

Heading west on the ABH should be a breeze. 80+ kmph.

I got about 21 l/100k towing in a 200 series diesel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank R1 - Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:51

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:51
Thanks Boobook
It's great to get advice from guys who have actually been there. Just reading about general trek conditions doesn't give the full picture. It's our first time in the area so the more we know the better. Total distance between fuel stops is 750 k and given the conditions it looks that we can make it with the 180 litres on board.

Thanks again
Cheers. Frank
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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 22:10

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 22:10
Hope you're not planning to do it in the next week!

It's VERY wet at the mo. A couple of tradies got rescued by helicopter yesterday after being stuck for 2 or 3 days
Paul B Kalgoorlie

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Follow Up By: Member - Frank R1 - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 16:13

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 16:13
Luckily we have till April 6 before we go. Hope it's dried out by then and no more rain in the meantime! Don't worry, we got our beady eyes glued to the road reports and BOM. Cheers

Frank
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 00:26

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 00:26
Frank Hi, When I went through I phoned Irlkirka from Coober Pedy to make sure that they had Petrol available and would be there. The dunes are not big or difficult so 20/25% plus extra for side trips. One of my favourite trips even with the corrugations. (There is plenty).
On the lighter side, when I arrived at Irlkirka at about mid day was deserted. Had no option other than to set up camp & wait. By the time The guy came back at 9.pm ish was starting to think I would have to do some serious burglaries. Never found out where He had gone.
Mike.
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank R1 - Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 16:08

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 16:08
Hi Mike,

Yes you cant be in a hurry travelling through those parts of OZ! But that is all part of the fun.
We turn west onto the Ann Beadell at Neil Junction along the Connie Sue so we don't have to wake up the guy at the roadhouse.
An extra 25% on top of the travel fuel seems to be the common advice. Good to know. Thanks and regards
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