Jackaroo-the end of an era??

Submitted: Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:24
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Hi there all you Jackaroo people,
I had an instance this morning that almost forced me to hold back the tears. As seen by my name- I am a signwriter, and one of my regular jobs is applying the striping & livery to new Rural Fire Service vehicles.
Up til now the Field Officers (Group Officers) vehicles have been turbo diesel Jacks.
Being obsolete now, I was presented this morning with 2 new white.........are ya ready for it......Prados!!!!!
Being an ISUZU person myself (sorry- a Rodeo) I demanded a higher price for having to work on such an inferior vehicle.
However, the word is the the General will be sourcing a 'proper' 4WD in the near future. May not be of Isuzu parentage, so will be very interesting to see what it is.
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Reply By: flappan - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:28

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:28
Quote "However, the word is the the General will be sourcing a 'proper' 4WD in the near future. May not be of Isuzu parentage, so will be very interesting to see what it is. "

Depends on who you talk to.

The new one could be coming from Daewoo . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:34

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:34
hopefully not american surely that would be a step back
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:36

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:36
???
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:41

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:41
G'day signman,

I don't recall having Jackaroos in our district (HK) but we have had a (120) Prado for a while. Other groupies have Hilux, canopied. There may be a Patrol also.

"I demanded a higher price for having to work on such an inferior vehicle."

What's the problem with Prado's? What do you know about them? I drive a 90 series (my private vehicle, I am a volunteer)) and am very happy with it. What makes it inferior to a Jackaroo? I guess you are referring to the 120 series...sure it looks odd but where is it inferior to a Jackaroo?

btw, I also believe the Jackaroo is good value and am keen to see what GMH come up with to replace it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:53

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:53
I think it was meant 'tongue in cheek'

Unless he's never driven a Prado.
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Follow Up By: signman - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:56

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:56
Hi bushfix
Sorry for pushing your button there mate. It's known as 'ribbing'.
All's good in the Service down here- although we could have a big weekend coming up.
Keep putting wet stuff on the red stuff- and take care.

Signman
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 14:09

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 14:09
no wucks,

I was actually keen to know if there were any issues with the 120 you were aware of.

yep, we are waiting for the STARG call although I think there is too much of a threat in the Hawkesbury still for them to task our district interstate.

see you out there.
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Follow Up By: Lucky Vic - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 14:23

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 14:23
The only issue with them is they are the best 4wd money can buy at the moment. see below
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Follow Up By: signman - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 14:46

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 14:46
Hi All
This is Signman
I'm very sorry to all for pulling the chain and allowing our friend Lucky Vic to get flushed out.
I enjoy a bit of friendly bantering and ribbing - whether it be the ongoing Nissan v Toyota, Engel v whatever etc etc. as I'm sure most of us do.
But hey Vic?? get a life dude and smell the roses.

Current weather here:
Temp 42 Humidity 15% QNH 1007

Keep cool all
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Follow Up By: firestang - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 15:56

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 15:56
It'll be interesting to see if they have done something to the rodeo ,perhaps a full back on it instead of the ute .

Temp is about 20 here today with one cat rescue ( 9 news melb was there ,smile ) and one full on kitchen fire .

BTW our region HQ has subaru outbacks these days ,from rodeos.
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