Roo bar Bull bar?

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 07:49
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Hi all

What should I get, Roo bar, Bull bar?

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regardsThis 4WD stuff is addictive,
time consuming & expensive.
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Reply By: Willie - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 08:05

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 08:05
Hi Wim,

The pic has been on this forum before, sorry:-)

Bullbar mate....depends where you are going to travel.....there are still plenty of scrub cattle running loose in the Top End and out west.....Roo bar may be too light and some of those roos are getting big these days!

Cheers,

Willie
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 08:42

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 08:42
bullbar - roobar..... ???

Is there a difference?_____________________________________________

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 09:37

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 09:37
Get a pedestrian bar!
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Follow Up By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 10:42

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 10:42
Thanks Truckster.
I guess to cryptic but that was my point. If more people understood the danger from animals the arguments may be a little less heated.

All the best.This 4WD stuff is addictive,
time consuming & expensive.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 12:11

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 12:11
IF Pedistrians werent on the road there wouldnt be a problem!

Fix the probem makes it easier for all! Wouldnt matter if we all had no bars people will die when hit by 2 ton of steel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter [SA] - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 02:41

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 02:41
Hey come on Truckster, didnt you know that if you put a Team Poly SmartBar in front of that 2ton of steel, that the pedestrian is saved.

Sorry, couldnt help myself....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 02, 2003 at 22:40

Thursday, Oct 02, 2003 at 22:40
Peter!

Well said, I thnk this needs to be proven ONCE and for all.

I volunteer to put a PEDISTRIAN SAFE bar on my car if Scruby will stand in the middle of the road and I'll drive into him.

Thoughts?
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Reply By: Time - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 12:17

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 12:17
Just out of interest, who has hit a 'roo/bull, how many over how many ks travelled.

I refer to my "bull" bar as a brush bar, thats the only thing I have ever hit with it (...touching lots of wood!!).

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Follow Up By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 13:32

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 13:32
Time.
Count to date.
2 x roos
1 x pig
1 x wombat

Must admit though alot of k's over too many years.

Have seen the results of hitting wild brumbies, cattle ect ect ect.

RegardsThis 4WD stuff is addictive,
time consuming & expensive.
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Follow Up By: phil - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 13:36

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 13:36
I have hit 2 roos in 3 years near home in my car which has no bull bar but nothing in the ute whis has a solid bar. Maybe they know?
There are so many roos around on our local roads, at all times of the day, that is is just a matter of time before you collect one. I try to take the ute in the evenings. This is near Armidale NSW
Phil
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 13:42

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 13:42
i hit a 5ft roo on my way back from cape york near cobar at 80kmh and not even a scratch but he put a hole in my fuel tank when he went under.

i hit a cow at 40kmh near lakeland roadhouse and again remained unscathed...._____________________________________________

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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 23:12

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 23:12
six roos in 3 years & 80 000 km's, all big
2 near misses with Braham cattle (as in really, REALLY close)
all at 110 plus km/h.Callawa Rd early October
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 01:21

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 01:21
I reckon about 10 roos [greys, swamp wallabies, euros, a red], four or five wombats, an emu, a sheep or two and a calf. Emu and calf and sheep survived okay. Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 17:48

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 17:48
Hmm, lets see past 3 years only, my hilux cleaned up one roo and one deer, the jackaroo hit a mob of roos round a blind bend out of 30 odd i think i hit 4 ( all i know is there was fur and legs going everywhere). As for my work ute Rodeo in the past year i've been in the job i've already hit 3 roos and the odd possum. There is probably about 100k of travel in that lot. Don't like to kill our wildlife but sometimes it just happens...Life is short- but there's always time for a yarda.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 14:09

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 14:09
Wim,
I had Aluminium bars on the Pajeros and luckily didn't hit anything. I have an East Coast nudge bar (crowd control bar) on the LX470. It hit a roo at 80 and managed to protect the vehicle pretty well, but the PIAA lights were smashed. I had a Land Rover brush bar on the TD% but it shook itself apart on corrugations (literally) and I have just replaced it with a TJM steel bar ($980). This looks like it might be the goods.Bob
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Reply By: John - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 20:53

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 20:53
I ran over a 4ft roo in the Grampians last easter in my troopy the ARB bull bar did the job, pushed the roo down and the left side BFG Allterain's finished the job helped by 2 tons of weight.
Only damage other than the roo was the blood splattered under the car.
Also I had to explain to my children that dad did not do it on purpose and that it really was dead and no the vet could not fix it.

You would have to be mad not to have the best bar protection you can afford on your vehicle if you intend touring this country.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 01:26

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 01:26
My little niece [and the rest of the family] came over to Gippsland from the Kimberly a few years ago. They don't have the same wildlife as us. We went out one evening spotlight searching and found a koala and a few roos. Drove the old troopie down through the bush track to see what else we could see. "THERE'S A WOMBAT!" I said to my 6 year old niece.... oh shirt! I ran right under the wheels.. Yup dead.... Still the koala was still there when we got back!Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 16:51

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 16:51
when i was living on King Island i hit 11 wallabies in 9 months, RAV 4 looked very ordinary,

on recent trip to gulf we hit 5 in a night, 2 into tray and 2 bullbar and one down the side of door,

plus numerous other bar clangers over the years.

Ask yourself this are you going to be doing alot of night driving in the country. get one along with a decent of lights.

I prefer to drive at night and I live in the country, so therefore i wouldn't be without one.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 22:35

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 22:35
Its easy, get a Bull Bar... If it will account for a Bull then a Roo will be easy for it - NO BULL!Laterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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