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Ford Raptor: tough as nails, smooth as silk

Ford expects its Ranger Raptor to set the benchmark in the 4x4 pickup sector. Sabrina Dean travelled to Goerapan, Northern Cape, for the vehicle’s launch in South Africa.
changing brake pads

The basics of bakkie maintenance

A surprising number of farmers do not take the trouble to learn more about their vehicles. You can save time and money by getting to know the basics or even tackling the job yourself. Jake Venter explains the essentials, and how to identify a few potential problems.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class double-cab

Mercedes-Benz X-Class double-cab review

Mercedes-Benz’s X-Class double cabs are perfect for city-based CEOs who dream of one day retiring to the family farm, or for those mega farmers who find themselves spending more time in the boardroom than on the farm. Denene Erasmus carefully test drove one.
GWM Steed 5 bakkie

GWM Steed 5: Affordable reliability and power

Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motors released a new version of its Steed 5 bakkie late last year. Pieter Dempsey put the vehicle through its paces on tar and dirt.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2TDCi

Ford Ranger Wildtrak double cab: A comfortable workhorse

A unique blend of go-anywhere family car and tough, practical pickup, the double cab bakkie appeals to a wide spectrum of users. Johannes Letsohla recently tested the Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2TDCi to understand why it is one of the most popular bakkies in this class.
Off-road tyre

Choosing the best tyres for your bakkie

Tar road, dirt road, off-road. Mud, sand and rocks. Wet and dry. No single tyre copes well under all conditions. So how do you choose a tyre for your bakkie or 4x4? Jake Venter offers advice.
VW Transporter

A look at VW and its bakkies

Volkswagen’s success is legendary. Beginning in 1937 with its remarkable Beetle, the company has grown to become a global giant.
Counterfeit automotive parts

Counterfeit automotive parts

The motoring industry is awash with dodgy spare parts. Don’t become a victim, says Jake Venter.
The X-Rider Black Isuzu

Isuzu in the spotlight

General Motors has pulled out of South Africa, but Isuzu, with its legendary KB bakkies, is here to stay.
Kingspan diesel storage solutions
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Kingspan diesel storage solutions: now available in SA

The long awaited Kingspan TruckMaster range of portable diesel storage and dispensing solutions has arrived in South Africa.
Firestone Farm Hard
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Farm hard with Firestone

Farming isn’t just about beautiful mealie fields and incredible sunsets over your herd. It’s about long days, sweat on foreheads and many dusty kilometres before the day is done.
How to service your bike

How to service your bike

A bike’s tyre pressure and condition are even more important than on a car. Jake Venter explains the different chain types and how to maintain them.

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