Mitsubishi Canter 4WD

Submitted: Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 17:10
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Has any one any experience with these vehicles in sand and dune country. The truck has duel wheels on the rear and tyres are 750x16.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 18:37

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 18:37

I think that a few might get around Stockton Beach, but I can't recall seeing dual wheels on the back.

Might be that the side walls would rub when the tyres a deflated to run on the sand.

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Reply By: Peter 2 - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 18:54

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 18:54
Pig of a thing in sand, we had one out in the simpson years ago, needed kidney belts !, didn't perform that well either, seemed to be low geared without enough pickup/get up and go when required. Had to be revved hard to get any momentum with very limited wheel travel, more suited to slippery road surfaces than out and out 4wd terrain.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 19:45

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 19:45
Hello - we used them for exploration drilling support vehicles in SW WA for a few years (mob I work for now use Izuzu). Was actually surprised at where we got to (eg all over Yeagerup Dunes). Usual story let your tyres down and away you go. Don’t go getting bogged in mud though, hard work. Vehicles were tray backs with 800 - 900l of water + 10 or 15 - 3m long BQ drill rods + tool boxes, 200L water for emergency + over weight offsider and smart arse Geo.

Suspension was indeed hard so tee up a kidney transplant now. After consultation with constabulary we removed tyres from rear and only ran singles - (try changing an inside flat). Ran some of those Michelin Deserts (?) for a while but expensive.

Also dusted a few engines so change standard air filter to run up as high as possible.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 12:43

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 12:43
yep vehicle of choice for rab drillers
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:56

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 21:56
The Canter is an good vehicle, they will go well in sand and mud and are suprisingly good on realy rough ground, but you can not drive fast, about half the speed of a patrol, too fast and you will be tosed about in the cabin. Eric.
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