Ex Army Land Rovers coming up for auction

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Hundreds of used ADF vehicles will be auctioned around Australia.

Manheim is to conduct a series of auctions around the country on behalf of the Australian Department of Defence from October 4 to 26.

The undertaking will see 45 Land Rovers, 200 cargo trailers, 90 motorbikes and 65 all-terrain bikes up for grabs online and in the lanes at eight locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Darwin and Townsville.p

For the two-wheel enthusiast there will be some 90 motorcycles for sale, including Yamaha XT600, Honda XR250 and Suzuki DR-Z400 models. ATVs include the Honda Foreman TRX450 4x4, and TRX400, Suzuki Quad Master, Honda 450 Traxlok, and Polaris Sportsman in 6x6, 500 4x4, and 700 4x4.p

In addition to a number of single axle, two-cycle capacity motorbike trailers and ATV-towed units on offer, there will also be more than 220 cargo trailers in a range of load bearing capacities.

Some units come fitted with 5000kg water tanks, while tipping trailers and flat-bed 4x dual-wheelers complete the offering.

To find out more about this and other Defence sales activities, register online at www.manheim.com.au or call your closest Manheim office.

I must admit I'm actually surprised there aren't more of them being sold off?? 45 is bugger all out of a couple of thousand, or are they offloading the most rooted ones first??
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 15:55

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 15:55
Yep I'd reckon the "well used" ones first, all to make way for the new Mercedes G wagons. Plus raise a bit of cash to help pay for the Mercs.
The Landy nuts will all be beside themselves.
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Follow Up By: Mark P3 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:32

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:32
There's more than 45 severely bent Land-Rovers rotting in the open in Wadonga, right next to a growing yard full of rotting new Gelanderwagens.
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:09

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:09
I know its a bit OT ....but I would love to see the tender spec sheet for the army it truely amazes me they dont use many if any Toyotas?



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Follow Up By: Mark P3 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:30

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:30
No one knows why they bought Gelanderwagen, especially those dealing with the program.

But the program data for Perentie and Bushranger are well published. Quite simply Toyota didn't make the grade for Perentie and not in the running for Bushmaster..
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Reply By: garrycol - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:21

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:21
This is not the sale of "mil spec" landies - this lot is the civilian spec TD5 Defenders - the only thing common between these and the mil spec Izusu engined landies is the colour scheme.

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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:28

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:28
I was wondering why they all had 'Defender' badges on them as I thought the milspec ones were all 110's and had the spare wheel under the rear floor.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:50

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 17:50
That photo looks like a well organised wrecking yard!!! LOL!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 19:27

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 19:27
G/Day Mike, ..Thought you might replace the Nissan With a couple!, You even get plenty of good quality canvas as well..lol.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 20:16

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 20:16
But no spare tyre ?? LOL
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Reply By: Eric Experience - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 20:14

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 20:14
Anyone thinking of buying an ex army land rover should check to see if there is a Australian compliance plate on the vehicle, these vehicles can come from contracts in other countries. Eric.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:50

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:50
All the Perenties and the TD5s are all Australian sourced and all have compliance plates.
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Follow Up By: Mark P3 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:35

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:35
Quite right, they will have compliance plates. However I'm just waiting for the new owners to come to grips with how Commonwealth Exemptions aren't transferable to civvy street. Such as the home made army roll over protection and the eight seats in the back without belts...

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:18

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:18
Obviously, these units don't have the asbestos brake pads that prevent the sale of Perentis in Oz.

Is that a 50 cal mounting point on the bonnet?
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 08:52

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 08:52
Dont get to excited
Toyota would not change there spec to mil spec
merc did
Land rover would not assembly in Australia
The old mil spec landies are only 4 speed
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