Thread: EBAY Find - Bucher Duro 6x6

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Northern CA

    Default EBAY Find - Bucher Duro 6x6

    Not mine. No affiliation. Just saw in on Ebay and thought it might be a great platform for someone.
    2002 Dodge QC, 4x4, CTD. KORE Suspension, Warn 15k winch, custom front and rear bumpers, sand ladders, lights, etc.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Various places
    That's been for sale on their site for a long time. I'd love it but
    It can be sold within the United States but for Off Road use only.
    That kinda kills it as an expedition vehicle for USA residents.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Calgary AB
    I wonder what year it is. I didn't see the mileage anywhere either.
    Rocky Mountain Land Cruiser Association TLCA # 5513
    '04HZJ79 (project), '91HDJ81, '87BJ74, '04 Kamparoo and a Dodge
    Paved roads are another example of needless government overspending.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Quote Originally Posted by cwsqbm View Post
    It can be sold within the United States but for Off Road use only.
    Where did you find that?
    Since I live in Norway, that will not bother me.

  5. #5
    haven is offline Expedition Portal Moderator Expedition Leader
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    The vehicle didn't sell on eBay. Now it's listed on the importer's web site. Asking price $41,000.

    The vehicle can't be licensed for over the road use in USA because it's a 2001 model, and not built to meet USA emissions and safety standards. If it's less than 25 years since the date of manufacture, a non-complying vehicle has to be converted into compliance by a licensed importer (big $$$). Vehicles 25 years and older (in other words, built before 1986) are exempt and can be imported and used here.

    A foreign visitor can drive a personally owned non-complying vehicle in USA for up to 6 months, if I remember correctly.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    The DURO II is has been shown not to be the most reliable vehicle on service with the Irish Army; although when the vehicle is serviceable it is very capable especially off road. Both variants have shown themselves to be prone to electrical faults and the armoured variant is too heavy for the vehicles suspension and braking system. In service with the Irish Army in Kosovo the vehicles have frequently been off the road for long periods at a time since two of them were deployed there in 2006 in order to support one IEDD team, typically speaking one team would only need one EOD vehicle but given the problems with the DURO II it was felt necessary to deploy two in order to maintain operational capability. This would seem to be mainly due to the long lead time for parts from the manufacturer and the aforementioned issues arising from the suspension and braking system not being able to handle the extra load of the armour. German troops have also reported similar reliability problems with DURO trucks in service with the German Army.
    1995 Y60 Nissan Patrol/Safari TD42T Kingsroad highroof/camper Edition ~ White UN colors

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