Bought some great gear from 4x4equip

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:04
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A few weeks back i decided to go buy some gear at 4x4equip in Bayswater.I had seen there shovel kit at a couple of shows but always managed to get back to the car and go (arrrrgh forgot the bloody shovel)...

When i arrived i was warmly greeted by Ian who i'd never met before....He explained the shovel,bag etc..Was about to pay for everything and somehow we got onto the rake for it..What, thats designed for the shovel,Yeah mate ive only got 3 left and dont know when we will be able to restock this particular product..I havnt even got one for myself either...I tell ya what a great bit of gear and well made too,raking up around camp or before i put the swag down...This guy makes some impressive and great quality gear.

I also bought the peg you bang into the ground and then screw the telescopic stand for a shower or light stand without legs hanging out to trip over..Ive decided to use it for my Coleman shower.

I mentioned ExploreOz and that i missed buying at the show.He looked after me on the price too which he did not have to do...

Here are some pics what i am on about.


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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:33

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:33
Hahahahahahaha............!!!!!

So waht did that cist ya, young fella?

A man with money sticks out like DB in a crowd.

I have a shovel and a garden rake from the local Hardware shop at a fraction...................

Oh well. Yer are trying hard and I'll give ya points for that!!!



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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:48

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:48
Hiya Will

That yella pole is well made and quite weighty (better than a long mag torch) if ya know what i mean,I'll lend it to ya and you can persuade Hairy to giv up his Crayons ! lol

If ya go to the site it has the cost of Shovel Combo $89 and would you believe the rake was only $20 (very well made for price) all compact and tucked away for the missus to use (you didnt think i bought it for myself did ya)


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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:49

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:49
Yep they look ok, being yellow you wont lose them in the grass ect,
I carry a Long Handle Posthole Shovel and a Stiff Broom multi purpose
like Willem I got them from the Hardware Store, but good on you.

PS. The Carry Bag is a good idea.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:53

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:53
Yep they look ok, being yellow you wont lose them in the grass ect



Hiya Daza

If you look closely at one of the pics you'll see pink flagging tape around it,Thats so i dont unscrew the pole and leave the peg still in the ground ! lol


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Reply By: Trekkie (Member - WA) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:50

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:50
Shovel - well maybe - but the rake - just cannot see myself raking up leaves and sand in the bush !!!!!! nah not for me
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:57

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 21:57
Trek you wouldnt believe how effortless the rake is,use it around the house too,strong and very well made,i dont like to have rocks,sticks under my tents,swag.You could always put down a tarp too i know andhav, but each to his own...


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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:17

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 22:17
Hey Trekkie, you dont pick up the Roo Pooh with your Fingers do
you? when your cleaning around the camp, lol lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:29

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:29
**Hey Trekkie, you dont pick up the Roo Pooh with your Fingers do
you?**


Nah Daza goes something like this "Beam the Roo Pooh up Scottie"




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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:12

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:12
Looks like it should last.

We have a very similar rake (with a a full length handle though) that came from Aldi for $6. We use it everytime we set up camp. Nothing more annoying than finding a sharp rock or even a banksia seed pod under the floor after everything's pegged out!

How do you attach the pole to the peg?

Adrian
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:25

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:25
How do you attach the pole to the peg?


Hiya Adrian

The peg has a dummy steel piece that you put over the thread so you dont stuff it with hammer,hit into the ground,then you remove it and screw the pole on !


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Follow Up By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:56

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:56
Thanks for the pic but does that mean it needs a special pole?

Adrian
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 11:38

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 11:38
Adrian any pole with a threaded insert to suit the peg,But he sells the the suitable poles,on his website !


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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:41

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:41
Oh forgot to mention too,He is the supplier for the new Tanami Pro Pump for the Jerry Cans that some people hav been waiting on...

They are $89

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 07:54

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 07:54
I have also heard that BCF are going to supply the Tanami pump also.

They are about to release a similar pump for the plastic jerries as well.......................Royalities to Geoff ;)

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Follow Up By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:11

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:11
The Tanami pump looks a great idea for those of us with a bad back.

There are some safety considerations (common sense really but sometimes common sense escapes us)

From the manual..
"Fuel travelling a hose causes static electricity. Always make sure that your jerry can is earthed to your
vehicle. “Use a battery jumper lead to do so”.

The TANAMI PRO should ALWAYS be operated in a well-ventilated are. DO NOT use inside a vehicle
or enclosed space. Be wary of hot exhausts, sparks or electrical components (your compressor) in the
area when operating the TANAMI PRO.

Restricting / stopping the fuel flow from the fuel hose outlet can be dangerous. The hose could blow
off the outlet pipe; fuel could then pour out of this pipe onto the surrounding area. The jerry can could
explode from internal pressure.

A pressure relief valve (Tanami PRV) is fitted; and a small amount of air escapes from this valve
constantly as it regulates the air pressure, if there is a blockage in the fuel hose the valve will open
fully. Air / fuel fumes from this valve if ignited can cause an explosion, and are harmful if breathed in.

under certain circumstances fuel under pressure can escape from this valve, so always have the jerry
can upright when in operation.
Never leave an operating TANAMI PRO unattended.
If the fuel tank or reservoir if full and fuel is then added via the fuel hose, the fuel could then overflow
outside the tank or vehicle, causing a dangerous situation"
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:26

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:26
Yep, I have a Home Made Tanami Pump. Works well with diesel. No safety valve required. Only pump with my air compressor. It really saves lifting those jerries.
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Reply By: austastar - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:27

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:27
I was under the impression that the 'Pro' version of the pump was for 44gal drums.
Yes/No?
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:44

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:44
I think you will find that the one for the 44 gallon drums is called the Canning


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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:47

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 10:47
Nice guy , with some well thought out products , some that have come from significant camping experience and stuffups.

Also senior 4wd trainer and he trained our small club despite frequent interjections from the Nissan members - he drives 100 series.

Don't mention my name in case the price goes up.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 11:22

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 11:22
He's a member of the Landcruiser Club also I think?

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Follow Up By: Redback - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 14:09

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 14:09
We won't hold that against him John;-)

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 14:43

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 14:43
Hi Baz
Good to hear from you, hope your all well up your way.

Was just a reference that Ian seems involved in the club scene across Melb which is good to see.

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