My Grand Cherokee can only pull 2,000lbs with the plain drawbar,,, and up 5,000lbs with a max frontage of 64 sq ft or 8 x 8 and max 24 or 25 ft long with an equalizer hitch, Class IV I think. They also want it to have a V-8 and not an inline I6.
Land Rover came out with a cheap model,,, Discoverer II or Discovery II with an aluminum 4 cylinder block and head,,,, for about 35,000usd around 10 years ago. I thought about it briefly,,,, and came to the conclusion that I already have the best,,,,,,, why should I spend that much for a name,,,, and end up with a piece of $hit.
One of the automotive mags has it on their do not buy list.
we got this landrover for the purpose of towing the boat ....3000 bucks and it did the job like a trooper.... I would have to say its the best car I have ever driven .
just before crimea we hit a kangaroo that trashed the front and put the fan through the radiator and took a day of panel beating and 1000 bucks worth of parts with the 1300 dollar fuel bill it still worked out cheaper then a truck transporter invoice
As it turns out, Danny is in fact in Crimea in a Landrover....Crimea in Queensland Australia
the 2014 Landrover with the turbocharged engine and towing package has a maximum rated towing capacity of 7615bs
although having driven one just 3 weeks ago at our car dealership, I can say its probably not practical and will result
in drastically shortened lifespan in a vehicle that already has an abysmal maintenance record.
the longest lasting ones were the ones with the BMW made V-8 and even that engine doesnt have a great track record either.
BMW bought out the Rover Group particularly to "rape" the LandRover 4x4 technology for their own range of 4x4 vehicles and also to acquire the new Mini, as soon as they had these they cast the rest of the Group aside and it remains a sore point in UK for them doing so.
These days LandRover is Indian owned and no longer the vehicle that it once was.
And I learned to drive and pass by test, aged 19, in a LandRover ... fond memories :)
its funny how a once British ruled colony has bought up all the famous British companies They also bought Jaguar from Ford which had made
a quantum improvement in the quality of the vehicles in the late 90s and early 2000s.
of course India's HAL only owns the companies and they operate as they always have. Its a plus for India to learn the technology as anything made
in India of Indian design is of very poor quality just like Chinese engineered products 20 years ago
UK developed the jet engine and gave it to the yanks, UK developed the VSTOL Harrier and gave it to the yanks, that said the yanks developed both of these much may beyond what the UK would have cared or been capable of.
UK was once one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, the first jet airliner, the only "airworthy" supersonic airliner (in cooperation with the frogs) but ...
UK designed airliners to meet the specifications, dictations, of two particular British airlines, BEA & BOAC, and not the rest of the world wanted British airline specified airliners.
Boeing with the B707, by example, gave the customers what THEY wanted, a B707-138 was for customer Qantas, a B707-351 for customer Cathay Pacific, the model no. of the B707 was unique for each customer.
These days UK doesn't even produce an airliner, it merely produces bits for other country's airliners, like it's car industry has all but disappeared also.
Sir Barnes Wallis was a fascinating inventor of WWII era, designed such things as the Vickers Wellington bomber but went on to designing various successful types of bombs such as a "bouncing bomb" that when dropped from a low flying bomber would bounce like a skipping stone over torpedo nets to reach it's target and nobody would want one of his "Grand Slam" bombs dropped on them!
Perhaps the most fascinating, and most successful aircraft, of WWII was the De Havilland Mosquito, the world's first "Multi Role Combat Aircraft" but made of wood!
The Wright brothers made ALL flights possible all over the world when they invented the world's first successful airplane. Getting to Ukraine would have never been this fast. Instead of months or years, it now takes a day or two.