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    My old work hired an iLoad for a weekend for an event we were doing and I was the driver. I rate them. We were only loading mostly boxes of brochures and books in it not pallets so I can't comment on its suitability that way but it was nice enough to drive.

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    I canít remember what I wrote in this thread but my petrol iload was pretty good. I think my staff blew it up driving like fuckwits but it was nice to drive, no probs at all.

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    I think the iLoad is pretty well-sorted these days.
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    I know a few of our subbies have swapped over to iLoads, one after running nothing but Hiaces for the last 20 years. Iirc the cargo length is actual floor length, so you loose even more if you run a barrier.

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    We had petrol hire iLoads in darwin, not sure if theres a bigger petrol motor available but the 2.4 or whatever is dangerously slow, and even worse with 7 blokes on board. They wouldnt even neutral bombie ffs.

    Id go the td if you can afford it.
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    Still better than petrol, or even diesel, Hiaces with some weight in them. I'm forever bitching about the lack of grunt of my work Hiace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    We had petrol hire iLoads in darwin, not sure if theres a bigger petrol motor available but the 2.4 or whatever is dangerously slow, and even worse with 7 blokes on board. They wouldnt even neutral bombie ffs.

    Id go the td if you can afford it.
    coming from a 1.5L Jazz, i'm sure it will be fine
    it would be my daily (empty) and carry 1-2 dirtbikes on the weekend, or a few sheets of ply etc

    TD's are in the price range, just not sure i want one with higher kms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini_Me View Post
    any thoughts on petrol iload?
    looking at older vans and i'm not keen on diesels at higher kms due to costs for turbos, injectors and pumps etc

    frustrating that the load length is supposedly 2375mm - ie 25mm too short to put in a standard 1200x2400 sheet.
    with any luck that measurement is to the back of the seat or a cargo barrier, so might be able to fit a few flat sheets
    measured one today and pleasantly surprised that the 2375mm measurement appears to be to the back of the seat, so should be able to fit ply sheets even with a cargo barrier, as at the base the measurement is closer to 2600mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarDaddy View Post
    I canít remember what I wrote in this thread but my petrol iload was pretty good. I think my staff blew it up driving like fuckwits but it was nice to drive, no probs at all.
    it seems your staff blow everything up that you own Steve? Im assuming they dont get access to the GT4?
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    Yep theyíre all cunts.
    Only my accountant even knows about the GT4

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    Drove a Trafic, no fucking leg room. Deal breaker. Otherwise good but uncomfortable for someone at 6ft
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    You seen the nw Hiace yet? Ugmo but massive compared to previos shape.

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    Wow. They really fucked that didn't they.

    I'm guessing load length has shrunk too now that it's not cab over.
    But you get to keep your legs in a crash at least.
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    Iirc load length is slightly shorter, Toyota strangely doesn't provide internal dimensions.

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    I got one at work and I'll chuck a tape measure over it. One article says it's half a meter shorter inside, but I don't think it's that much.

    V6 would be a bit of a hoot I reckon.

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    The high roofs Hiaces are massoove. Just had to drop a 200 hundred series off my load as it wont fit under it without going overheight where the old high roof you could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Iirc load length is slightly shorter, Toyota strangely doesn't provide internal dimensions.
    They may be shorter but also are shitloads wider.

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    2.65 long to the base of the cargo barrier, but goes down to less than 2.5 behind the top of the seats.
    Old one was 2.8.

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    Your van doesn't have a barrier? Iirc with the dual Caddy barriers we run our current vans measure 2.6m, hopefully the Toyota steel bulkhead option is load rated so we won't have to run the cargo barrier as well.
    Our fleet manager is abit annoyed that the RH sliding door is standard along with a window in the LH sliding door, both are no go for us.

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    That's the measurement to rear of the factory cargo barrier.

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    SLWB Hiace over an ASX for size reference as i didnt have a Nokia handy

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    I've got a 2015 hiace and the barrier slanted back up top also. Ended up extending the bracket so it would sit upright and give the full 2.8m.
    2.6m is no good for me in the new one as we get robe doors and splashbacks up to 2700-2750 long.

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    Our manager is pushing for SLWB vans for us, being able to get a AU standard pallet through the side door would be good. Would be better if Toyota did rear barn doors.

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