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When Experience And Reputation Count Think Best Used Tractors For Mini Trucks.
SUZUKI CARRY DAIHATSU HIJET HONDA ACTY
MITSUBISHI MINICAB MAZDA SCRUM SUBARU SAMBAR
(MINI TRUCKS ARE THE CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE TO
NEW & USED UTILITY VEHICLES)
We Can Also Do EPA Approved Custom Deck Vans Conversions From Japan
TO ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO MINI TRUCKS IN CONTAINERS
Help farmers and ranchers switch from gas guzzling full sized pickups to high mpg mini trucks
For Those Interested In The Mini Truck Business Background Details Please Read Below
Mini Trucks: The Small Used Transport Vehicles For Innumerable Off Road Uses
The Japanese have been making right hand drive light duty trucks for decades which Best Used Tractors can import used in containers to the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, and to many other countries around the globe. All we need is an English speaking contact person. These used mini trucks can be utilized off road here in the US like farm utility vehicles, as ranch trucks, as off road trail vehicles for hunters and rescue teams, as wholesale nursery stock transporters, as compact maintenance vehicles for golf courses, schools and universities, municipalities, parks, and zoos. They can be used at automobile wrecking yards, airports, docks & harbors, lumber yards, manufacturers, mines, parking garages, stadiums, warehouses, dairies, orchards, stables, cemeteries, hotels, marinas, campgrounds, orchards, resorts, theme parks, corporate campuses, factories, oil refineries, movie sets, fish farms, chicken processors, and as transporters of endless other types of equipment within large storage yards. Even survivalists are buying them. By far the largest number of these used mini trucks end up being used as versatile little farm trucks and go anywhere hunting trucks. Some states permit them on public roads. We like to see how people are using their mini trucks. Send us a photo of yours in action doing whatever special job you do.
These used mini trucks can do a lot of the same hauling jobs that off road used utility vehicles can do, but with a more solid cab and a longer truck bed – all at very high miles per gallon of gas. They are also less expensive than typical utility vehicles. Like utility vehicles, 4X4 mini trucks can do their work in the dirt. Mini trucks are less expensive than regular pick-up trucks, can drive through narrower places, and tear up the land far less than their larger counterparts. The number of off road functions these micro trucks can perform is almost endless. Hunters who have gotten cold and wet riding their utility vehicles, their ATVs, and their jacked up golf carts in the fall, find they are much more comfortable sitting in heated used Japanese mini truck cabs. Some units also come with air conditioning for comfort on hot, humid, summer days.
Our Most Frequently Asked For Mini Truck Information
As you read below you will see that the main thrust for Best
Used Tractors with regard to mini trucks is to help dealers buy entire
containers of them from Japan. If that is your interest, then please fill
out the mini
truck container inquiry form. We can also help you for single trucks if you fill our individual mini
truck seeker. If you have a mini truck, but need parts for it, we
can supply those as well if
you fill out the mini truck parts request.
If wheels and/or tires for your mini truck are what you seek, then please
fill out the mini
truck wheels & tires form.
We Also Sell Mini Truck Accessories And Wheel And Tire Kits
For our mini truck container purchasers we also supply mini truck wheels and tires, but we can help you with many other mini truck accessories. We can provide mini truck lift kits, dump kits, camo kits, brush guards, heavy duty bumpers, hitches, wheel adapetrs, wheel spacers, fender flares, mini truck tracks, and the most durable mini truck snow plow in the business. For our dealers we supply mini truck accessories (we probably have more accessories than anyone in the business), mini truck camo, and mini truck wheels and tires (does anyone have more choices?), and we provide these AT OUR COST to our current active dealers.
Starting in the sixties the Japanese manufactured what they termed “Kei class” vehicles (now generally called “K-class”). Kei means “light weight”. These were built as a less expensive, fuel efficient, shorter, narrower, and lighter alternative to the standard size and weight vehicles termed “joyousha”. The K-class vehicles have included passenger cars, vans, and mini trucks. Best Used Tractors imports used K-class mini trucks, the extended cab mini trucks, the vans, and the deck vans, but not the passenger cars. The Japanese have used these small off road trucks to perform a myriad of burden carrier tasks. They have often equipped the rear truck beds of these little trucks with specialized industry specific equipment. When many consider their special purpose vehicles options they often find used mini trucks from Japan to be their best choice. Some US buyers have done the same with their little all terrain trucks. Some have made them into field spray vehicles. A friend in the business makes some into mini fire trucks. See examples below of a mini truck equipped for hunters and their dogs and another now used as a special events mini ambulance.
The 80’s s had mostly 40 horsepower 550cc engines, and the 90’s s had mostly 45 horsepower 660cc engines. The average number of miles driven per year in Japan is only about 6,000, so these vehicles usually have a lot of remaining usability. K trucks have changed in size over the years, but for comparison purposes units from the 80’s and 90’s are typically about two thirds the length and three quarters of the width of a Dodge Dakota. K-class vehicle regulations have upgraded repeatedly over the years, mainly to meet ever-tightening emissions standards and crashworthiness requirements. That means over the decades of production the Japanese manufacturers have really perfected these great little trucks.
Japanese Laws Insure Availability Of Low Cost High Quality Used Vehicles
In Japan there are punitive costs involved in keeping older vehicles on the road. There is the “shaken” or registration fee, the “zeiken” or taxes, the “shakoshomei” or parking fees, and the “hokken” or insurance. The new vehicle “shaken” lasts for three years. Then the expensive “shaken” registration must be renewed every two years coupled with mandatory periodic maintenance checks. Although these mandatory checks keep Japanese vehicles in good running condition, those same laws force heavy depreciation of perfectly fine used mini trucks. That means good prices on great quality used mini trucks for buyers outside of Japan.
Major Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers Make These Terrific Small Trucks
The major Japanese mini truck manufacturers, in order of recent Japanese sales volumes are: the Suzuki Carry, the Daihatsu Hijet (Subsidiary of Toyota), the Honda Acty, the Subaru Sambar (Fuji Heavy Industries), the Mitsubishi Minicab, and the Mazda Scrum (Made by Suzuki). We no longer import the Honda mini trucks. Since most of these manufacturers market other vehicles in the US, importers have often acquired many parts for these off road utility vehicles within the US. We sell a lot of parts for these versatile mini trucks.
The specs on these mini trucks vary from make to make and from year to year, but you may find the size averages below useful. The mini trucks are typically 10'10" in total length, about 4'6" in total width, and about 5'8" high. The typical wheelbase on these mini trucks is 6'3", and the inside dimensions of the bed are 4'1" by 6'6". They run about 1,400 lbs each. They have manual transmissions with 4 or 5 forward gears - occasionally 6 forward gears. Some also have high and low ranges or extra low 1st gear. These mini utility trucks start out with 5.80-12 tires, but some buyers switch to 6.00-12 mud and snow tires, ATV tires, or tractor tires or the off road wheels and tires we sell. They usually come with radios. Occasionally they have air conditioning. Sometimes they have dump beds as well.
Used Japanese Mini Trucks Available From Best Used Tractors in Containers
Best Used Tractors sells mini trucks in containers to wholesaler buyers and to others who need groups of them. Typically seven mini trucks will fit in a high cube 40’ container. When you order units newer than 1999 only six will fit into a shipping container. There are no import regulations on the use of Japanese mini trucks over 25 years old (these can be used on public roads). Our focus, however, is on units from the 90’s since features improved over the years. Most buyers prefer the 660cc units from the 90's. For a higher price we can provide units as new as 2010. Even though these newer units cannot be used on federal highways there are innumerable possible uses for them off the public roadways. 2WD and 4WD units are both available, but we normally sell only 4WD mini trucks. Once in awhile more expensive used mini dump trucks, deck vans, and vans are also available. Some dealers buy the standard units and convert them into mini dump trucks over here in the U.S.
Americans need affordable farm and ranch vehicles. With today's high fuel prices there is an opportunity to help our fellow Americans with farm and ranch vehicles that are cheaper to buy and less expensive to operate than regular pickup trucks. Used Japanese mini trucks are those vehicles. Demand has increased significantly since 2004 when we started bringing in these relatively inexpensive mini trucks. Meet the need for inexpensive, high miles per gallon vehicles. Take advantage of the demand for mini trucks. Just make sure you get your containers of used mini trucks from a reputable supplier. If the economy goes downhill too far it would be wise for you and your friends to have mini trucks since they are about the best vehicle you could have if you needed increasingly to hunt for your own food.
There are a lot of things out there we can invest in, but we especially like mini trucks. Lifted, and mounted with the right tires, these trucks can get around amazingly well in rough terrain. If you find a superior quality used mini truck supplier, and if you are in an excellent market, used Japanese mini trucks can do more than just make you money, but outfitting them and selling them has been very enjoyable for many.
Speed Control Governors Required By EPA For Imported Used Mini Trucks
Best Used Tractors imports mini trucks with EPA
approved governors. Although most mini truck importers usually do not have problems with their governors at customs inspections, we don't, since ours were the ones actually submitted to the EPA for approval. If other companies tell you that they can import used
Japanese mini trucks without governors they do so against the law. We
suggest that you not put your hard earned funds at risk with such marketers.
In the United States mini trucks are primarily for off road use. It is against federal law to license these mini trucks for use on US federal highways.
Related Interest: We also sell Containers of Used Golf Carts
See our new mini truck website.
Appropriate department phone number provided in email response to your inquiry.
Dennis R. Schweitzer
Best-Used-Tractors is a U.S. based company located in the Eugene/Springfield part of Western Oregon.
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