24V 12HT 60 Series

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 22:47
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Hi All,

I am currently in the market for either a 60 or 80 series diesel, for touring.

In looking at some of the 60 series on various car selling web sites, a number of them are stating "dual batteries" but upon closer inspection these are actually a 24V import version.

Is there an easy ways to tell if the LC is a 12 or 24V system, without getting a seller to test with a meter or see if the batteries are connected in series or parallel?

Is the presence of a PTO winch a give away? where they only on the 24V imports?

Any other obvious fetures that will assist in the differentiation?

Thanks

Paul
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Reply By: wizzer73 - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 23:09

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 23:09
All imports should have some sort of compliance plate attached in the engine bay by the importer. My old hilux surf had one which stated the year it was imported and who by.

With the LC, is there a battery gauge on the dash? If so, this would say 24V on it.

I went thru an importers yard a few years ago and a good 90% of the 60 series lc's had those pto winches.

wizzer
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 07:16

Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 07:16
Its easy to tell if its 24V...just look at the battery gauge on the dash..it goes up to 32V and when charging sits on about 26V.
I had one of these imports. I would not discount buying one just because its 24V.
The only issue is if you want to tow and have a 12V electric brakes or a 12V fridge in van etc.
Else just change bulbs to 24V and run 24V everywhere.
Spare parts are easy as many electrical parts (alternator etc) are the same as the 24V Toyota Coaster and readily available.
In fact the 24V system they run is "truck like" and very robust.
They are a great vehicle in my opinion.
Cheers
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