What do you tow with yours?

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Offline Geoff and Vanessa

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #300 - Mar 06, 2016 - 15:32
CC bemused on arrival,  they dont seem to like older vehicles.

  The boating section of the CC are a decent bunch met a few of those over a number of years at the West Wales get together though cannot vouch for the others :tiphat:

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #301 - Mar 13, 2016 - 19:31
Borrowed a roller to flatten the field

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #302 - May 11, 2016 - 08:15
The mini tractor when it gets high-centred on a particularly vicious tussock!

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #303 - May 11, 2016 - 11:13


Apologies if it's already been posted, found on the web


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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #304 - Oct 20, 2019 - 19:01
For the 10th year my 80 inch has pulled one of the collection floats in Taunton Carnival. Held on 19th October with a 7pm start this is one of a number of illuminated carnivals held in Somerset.

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Offline Stuartarthur

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #305 - Oct 24, 2019 - 08:39
Still towing and enjoying the new (for us) experience of “Caravanning”.
Multiple Steam Rallies and the Dalemain House Classic car show with LRSOC, this year.

1956/7 Willerby Vogue.
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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #306 - Jul 08, 2021 - 15:32
Yes maybe would have been best to call a recovery lorry but it was only 20 miles, plus just paid £35 to get back home by taxi !!
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Offline Andy80 Moderator

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #307 - Jul 08, 2021 - 17:00
Yes maybe would have been best to call a recovery lorry but it was only 20 miles, plus just paid £35 to get back home by taxi !!

Hopefully not an expensive fix Dale!!
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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #308 - Jul 08, 2021 - 17:30
Not a series photo per se, but commiserating with daleradford above.   Our "Queen of the Fleet" '13 LR4 has exhibited lots of electrical jinkiness over the past year or so (back windows wouldn't go down, climate control would conk out, entertainment system would conk out, the whole dashboard would light up like a Christmas tree, etc. etc.).  We'd replaced a central locking entry module back in March 2017, and had chalked our recent woes up to normal British car electrical glitches.  However, it got to the point where we became concerned about one of the kids being caught out on the Autobahn.  So we sent it out to the friendly Land Rover mechanic https://www.miwawe.de/ who's helped up so much with the '53 80" I drive to debug the problem.  The LR4 has been parked outside for eight years, and we knew that the trees surrounding our driveway could clog up the sunroof drainage, but hadn't fully appreciated the extent of the problem.  Turns out that not only was it shipping in water from the sunroof, but the drainage tube on the air conditioner was also clogged, and when he ripped up all the carpeting there was >10 liters of water sloshing around the floor pan completely submerging the multiple electronic modules mounted down there.  Over the past three weeks, he's debugged what needs to be replaced and what doesn't, but we've decided to have it all repaired ...  2021 vacation budget blown, but cheaper than a new one.  Sigh.

Our most reliable Land Rover of the five we drive might well be the '53 80" (which definitely needs a bath).
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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #309 - Jul 08, 2021 - 18:09
P.S. With apologies to Nelson Algren, "Never play cards with a man called "Doc", never eat at a place called "Mom's", and never buy a car with a sunroof."  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Walk_on_the_Wild_Side .  The newish '18 Discovery Sport doesn't have one, and I couldn't be happier.


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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #310 - Jul 08, 2021 - 21:23
The son-in-laws trailer! I l know its not a Brockhouse, but it was great for a local trip to the local quarries to get some more Purbeck stone for the garden😎.
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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #311 - Jul 03, 2022 - 02:21
The hay wagon with assorted stuff.
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Offline Trakgrip

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #312 - Jul 03, 2022 - 12:50
A couple of my 80" working hard from quite a while ago. Neither of these was a fast journey! I am not sure of the all-up weight but an E27N is not light, and I am pretty sure it was approaching 3.1/2 tons. I often used to tow this kind of weight with the 80" and it coped extremely well, although it was necessary to be a master at gear changes (just like the old days)!

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #313 - Jul 03, 2022 - 13:18
LVO706 and our Cheltenham Super Sable in St Buryan the evening before Kernow Dreckly kicked off.

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #314 - Jul 03, 2022 - 14:43
Still clearing up from storm Arwen - loading up a 2 ton trailer full of beech,  what else would you use to get it out of the field!!

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #315 - Aug 20, 2022 - 00:29
Ours still doing a good days work just as she was meant for. 5 ton tipper is about the limit I would say and she’s still farming almost on the same ground where she was new! Not much changes round here.


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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #316 - Aug 20, 2022 - 05:52
At a Land Rover Happening@ Lismore , Victoria , Australia a few years ago.    Collecting hay bales

Offline Johnners733

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #317 - Aug 20, 2022 - 18:43
Tomorrow, the former Bob Jones early Brockhouse trailer.

Offline Jules

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #318 - Aug 20, 2022 - 21:14
Ours still doing a good days work just as she was meant for. 5 ton tipper is about the limit I would say and she’s still farming almost on the same ground where she was new! Not much changes round here.


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Wow, that wins ‘Load of the day’
You must have good springs!!!!
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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #319 - Aug 21, 2022 - 09:51
Ours still doing a good days work just as she was meant for. 5 ton tipper is about the limit I would say and she’s still farming almost on the same ground where she was new! Not much changes round here.


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That's a lovely working Land Rover. Just need a pto hydraulic pump so you operate the tipping ram :)
 

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #320 - Aug 21, 2022 - 09:52
Tomorrow, the former Bob Jones early Brockhouse trailer.

Very glad to see that it's gone to a good home.   I hope you'll use and enjoy it.

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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #321 - Aug 21, 2022 - 10:04
Wow, that wins ‘Load of the day’
You must have good springs!!!!
Jules

Well I like to hope they’re good!! The originals on the back, but they were refurbished about 10 years ago. I imagine they’re often telling me to ‘FO’ when they see me reversing up to that trailer


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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #322 - Aug 21, 2022 - 10:07
That's a lovely working Land Rover. Just need a pto hydraulic pump so you operate the tipping ram :)

Thanks Jon! Yes that would be lovely, I do have the PTO and other bolt on bits that she used in her early days on the mill and the saw bench but nothing to operate hydraulics. But that would be an interesting piece of equipment to track down as a family we have been using this Land Rover on various owned farms here in Devon since 1961 so she won’t be retiring just yet!


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Re: What do you tow with yours?
Reply #323 - Aug 21, 2022 - 11:24
My old 80 had both rear mechanical PTO and lower Hydraulic PTO hand on the underside of the Transfer case.....  there are options..... if you have the cash.....

 

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