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Japanese mini trucks are the most affordable 4WD light utility
vehicle on the
market. The Japanese mini truck is the ideal choice for people
looking for total flexibility, day-to-day reliability, low
running costs and real value for the money. Featuring a 1500
lbs load capacity and large flat deck with drop down sides, the
Japanese mini truck is ideal for Farm or horticultural business'
as well as Construction sites, Light Manufacturing, Hunting,
Corporate & Educational campuses, Hotels, Resorts, Golf courses,
Parks and Zoos. You'll be surprised at the performance and
all-round versatility of the 4WD Mini Truck!
Compare their ultimate versatility here!
Why are Japanese
Mini Trucks so inexpensive?
They are subject to the same strict (and expensive)
inspection regulations as all other road-going vehicles in
Japan. This means they must be well maintained. This however, as
with all other new vehicles sold in Japan causes a high
depreciation rate over the years and eventually Japanese owners
will trade a perfectly good vehicle in for a new one, often with
very low mileage. That's what makes them ideal for overseas
What is a mini truck?
"Mini Trucks" are just that: Small, utility
trucks that are used throughout Japan in all sorts of
applications (including multi-seat Deck Vans). From
muddy farming workhorses to postal delivery trucks, mobile fruit
hauling construction equipment. Anyone that has visited Japan would surely have noticed the
large volume of these convenient small vehicles being used in
all facets of everyday life. Also known as the "K Truck" or in
Japanese "Keitora", they are powered by liquid cooled two to
four cylinder 550cc or 660cc engines.
Badgerland Mini Trucks & Equipment
primarily imports the four-wheel drive versions for off-road
applications. This is because Mini Trucks do not yet meet U.S.
safety standards for on-road registration due to their size.
Japanese "K" or "Kei" class trucks are all very similar, but
there are some minor differences between manufacturers and year
- Suzuki/Mitsubishi have greater ground clearance.
- Daihatsu/Honda have a softer ride.
- Subaru's have rear mounted engine.
In the mid 1990
model year, mini trucks manufacturers went from 550cc
motors to the 660cc motor, thus the 660cc are 1990 and newer
and the 550cc 1990 and older. There is no large power
deficit owning the smaller 550cc engine.
Mini Trucks are designed to be workhorses for hauling
heavy loads in extreme and adverse environments. Japan is a
mountainous country and the Mini Truck is primarily operated on
the twisty, hilly roads (many of which are dirt) and highways of
Japan. Therefore, Mini Trucks come equipped with high-quality and
high-performance engines, transmissions, brakes and cooling
systems to meet these requirements. Mini Trucks are designed for
comfort and ease of operation. These trucks must be able to do
everything from hauling a load of rocks out of a riverbed to
transporting an express delivery down a rural road. They often
even substitute as the "family car"!
Who makes them?
Japanese "Kei Class" or "K Class" subcompact trucks are
major Japanese auto makers such as Honda,
Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu (Toyota affiliate), Mitsubishi and
Mazda. Mazda trucks are actually manufactured by Suzuki and
share most common components with minor cosmetic changes. These
rugged trucks have been engineered to provide years of heavy-duty
service and are a common site at practically every workplace in
the many Types & Configurations of the Mini Truck Here!