The Daf 45 150 is not my favorite truck, MJ/K better bet, though weigh up the pros and cons of using a heavy truck, fuel consumption is a big factor if you are doing long distances when you start to do 2.5 -5 kpl it gets expensive unless you are driving through the Middle East - I used to buy 1000 litres of diesel in Syria for $60 US !
depends where you want to go and what you want to do if you need 4x4 and the extra cost, often 2x4 with a rear locker and good tyres at the correct pressure will get you through most terrain unless you are doing lots of sand or mud.
I like Merc trucks, also look at smaller Steyr and MAN/WV
Aigner GmbH - Allradfahrzeuge
If you are considering going the smaller cheaper route, also look at Merc 609 vans - lots of space, cheap to run, easily to fix.
If you use a flatbed and military box it will be heavy, it will also make the roof line higher, raise the CofG, reduce performance and increase fuel consumption, better to remove the flatbed and transfer the mounting system to the box itself with reinforcement.
Heres a friends Steyr 12 s 21 4x4
Custom made box - light and strong and dust tight - unlike my Defender !!!
Last edited by Gipper; 28 Feb 2010 at 20:14.