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Anyone interested in old ex Swiss army trucks?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Some nice machinery alright, seems like good value too, you would just need a massive shed!!:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ PanhardPL


    peasant wrote: »
    Came across these on mobile.de

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    Swiss made "Saurer" trucks of very high quality and durability. 6 cylinder diesel, full syncromesh pneumatic assisted gearbox, 4 WD with difflocks, two way motor winch, etc ...

    The beauty is, these things are RHD (for the narrow Swiss mountain roads) and therefore a bit of a hard sell on the continent. Perfect examples with new TUEV going for between 4 k and 6 k.

    I'm sorly tempted myself ...but I just don't have the space and time.

    here are a few more:

    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/search.html?isSearchRequest=true&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=ASCENDING&lang=de&scopeId=AT&_features=on&negativeFeatures=EXPORT&vehicleCategory=&makeModelVariant1.makeId=&makeModelVariant1.modelDescription=saurer+2DM&makeModelVariant2.makeId=&makeModelVariant2.modelDescription=&makeModelVariant3.makeId=&makeModelVariant3.modelDescription=&minPrice=&maxPrice=&grossPrice=false&country=&zipcode=

    In the past year or so the Swiss Army had a big disposal sale of Jeeps (Willys), Haflingers, Unimogs and the Saurer Trucks


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 17,827 Mod ✭✭✭✭ peasant


    PanhardPL wrote: »
    In the past year or so the Swiss Army had a big disposal sale of Jeeps (Willys), Haflingers, Unimogs and the Saurer Trucks

    Yes, but the first three were hotly contested ..the Saurers are just sitting there, mainly due to being RHD


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    Would they be difficult to drive?A guy i knew had an old v8 ford truck and he reckoned that there was no way id be able to manage the gearbox in the thing! Never did get to drive it though!


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 17,827 Mod ✭✭✭✭ peasant


    No, the gearbox is full syncromesh ...plus gearchange is pneumatically assisted.

    No double-declutching there (which isn't that difficult either, with a bit of practice)

    Search for Saurer 2DM on youtube ..there are two or three videos of one being driven ...including a blue one in Africa


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    There is one over here, seen it at a few shows last year, a 1980 I think


  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ acmatman


    I will have a Saurer 2DM for sale shortly when I get it registered


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Oh-so-tempting! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,238 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    acmatman wrote: »
    I will have a Saurer 2DM for sale shortly when I get it registered

    Pics are ain't so😀


  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ acmatman


    my Saurer 2DM will be going upon www.milweb.net today , I can can put up some pictures here bit not really sure how ? I have some one who do it for me
    :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ acmatman


    http://www.milweb.net/webvert/a2393
    this is the add for the truck from Milweb


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,831 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Genuine question: they seem to be going from about €3.5k in Germany, still using the search link in the OP

    You are looking for €8,250 and your truck is not yet on Irish plates. Now I appreciate you had to go over to get it and drive it home, but is there any reason for the price difference? Is your truck in a much better condition than the cheaper ones in above link?

    I'd love to own one myself as a big toy for a big boy, but I've neither the space nor the right driving license :p

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ acmatman


    hello the Saurer 2TD you mention for sale for €3500 is in Lithuania,there is one for sale in Germany ,my vehicle is in Enfield ,figure what you are not spending if you like the truck drive it home ,prices are always a movable .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 221 ✭✭ khamilto


    acmatman wrote: »
    hello the Saurer 2TD you mention for sale for €3500 is in Lithuania,there is one for sale in Germany ,my vehicle is in Enfield ,figure what you are not spending if you like the truck drive it home ,prices are always a movable .

    From the ads of the trucks in Lithuania: We organize TRANSPORT to every country.

    I doubt they charge €4,750 for it.


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