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    My new work truck.

    Check out my new work truck.

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    2014 Ford Ranger with 3.2L diesel and 6 speed auto. The vehicle is used for the Operations Supervisor which is the station officer responsible for the support of crews on road.

    The back of the vehicle is equipped with all the normal medical response gear, additional medical equipment for multiple casualty incidents, multi casualty incident command kits, contagious disease management equipment, tripod flood lights, and some equipment for handling patients up to 500kg in mass.

    In the cab it is pretty busy with the extra gear including mobile data terminal, radio, the emergency lighting switches and 240v power inverter.

    To drive this is an awesome vehicle, very comfortable for a 4x4 dual cab and for its size it really does handle quite well. Luckily in my job I get to drive at speeds that is not normally allowed on the street and even at 140km/h it is very stable and predictable in its handling.

    I have to say this vehicle absolutely craps all over the Hilux that we have as the other supervisor car.
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    Very nice.
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    Back in a Ford at last, pity it is not mine.

    Seriously impressed, could be my next vehicle when I update. I was always against 4x4 but a dual cab is seriously versatile, diesel is not bad on fuel and the current model drives really well.
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    Welcome to the surprise world of 4x4 dual Cabs Lynton.
    I had the same thoughts before owning one.
    Here I am impressed enough with a 2005 drive train HiLux but good to see another member here impressed, mind you Ranger is years ahead for now so I expect your positive thoughts.
    Having the additional 500kg doesn''t surprise me being smooth - thats what they are designed for, unladen all of these kick about a bit but you expect that.
    Do you know if they up rate the suspension due to the add ons ?
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    I doubt the add ons weight that much not a long way off perhaps a bit over 300kg with equipment and vehicle fittings.

    The 500kg reference was just the specialised lifting equipment for lifting patients of that weight. The equipment consists of a hover jack which is a inflatable mat that can raise a patient from ground level to bed height and a hover mat which is used to slide the patient out of a house.

    The service normally does not modify the mechanicals and I highly doubt the suspension has been altered.
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