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Old 29 Jan 2008
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What do you all know about Bucher Duro's?

I've seen some Bucher Duro 6x6 vehicles that might be up for sale soon, think they might make a nice Expedition Camper Conversion. Whant to look at these before I plump for the Leyland DAF 45 4x4, anyone go any info or experience of them???

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YouTube - Bucher Duro
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Bucher Duro (take care).

I have spent some time looking at Duros as a possible expedition campervan. I have examined two converted ones so far and talked to five owners.

(I am now looking for a suitable Mercedes or MAN truck for a <7500kg expedition campervan)

A lot depends on the age of the vehicle you are looking at (particularly the model of gearbox fitted) where you live, where you want to go, and how good your German is.

It is a very small club (literally about 20 members).


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Duro club

The Duro I'm looking at is a 2003 6x6 model with the Allison Auto Gearbox. The fathers girlfriend is german so translations won't be problem... whats the club contact details??
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Duro Owner's Club

Start here Duro Owner Group - Die DURO Plattform

The person you want to talk to is Urs Riegger.
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Knuffi

hi all ,

any questions about the bucher duro ?

just ask !
may be I can answer some of your questions .

I´ve got a nice 6x6

greetings from germany
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Crew cab?

Do they do a crew cab option?

Cheers Tobias
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knuffi, sounds like a challange.

As I asked in my original post. What breaks on them. I'm looking at a 6x6 2003 model and a couple of the damaged ones seem to have the middle axle differential box removed. Are these a week point on the vehicle?

Any idea of how easy they are to service, can I buy a service manual for them?
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hi , folks
@Toby2

if I got it right , you mean a common cab for
driver , co-driver and some staff ?
no , they don´t build this kind of crew cabs .
as I know , there is only one handmade crew-cab .
that cab was build by renato aegerter .
you will find some nice pics at : www.Duro.ch - Fk Schneider's Kommando-Duro Page

by the way :
this is one of the most interesting pages about the bucher duro .

at the same page you will find pics from the "kommando-version"
which is a kind of "shelter" for commanders , radio-operators or other staff .

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@Josh R

how familiar are you with the duro concept / duro construction ?

here just some short facts :

the 6x6 has 6 single disk-breaks , placed not as usual next to the rim ,
but inside the main-vehicle-frame , close to the axle-differential-box .

if you look "under" the duro , you will miss the usual axle-diff.-boxes
as the duro-axles are designed not the usual way .

if you look up the o.m. page you will find some informations as well .

I´ve to find some pictures from my duro-body or frame and
attache them here to the next reply .

??? is it possible to ad pics here ???

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sorry for my poor english ,
... have to improve that ...
pls. look up the duro.ch page and let me kow your further questions
... also , if some translation is needed ...

so long
"knuffi"
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Knuffi, thanks for the reply. Pity as was thinking of one as a base for a expedition vehicle but need to have two rows of seats to accomodate the family.
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bucher duro for sale

hi folks ,

if someone seriously is looking for a duro , please look up :

Wohnmobil-Inserat: Detailansicht

or

Wohnmobil-Inserat: Detailansicht

may be there is a third one ...
... thinking about getting devorced from my 6x6 ...

have nice weekend
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A little more Duro Information.

If you want to get spare parts or service for your Duro you will end up here:

Graf Nutzfahrzeug AG Küttigen

Ask to speak to the ever helpful Alex Moriggl (preferably in German).
In the UK you could try talking to Penman. Good luck.

If you are interested in the Converted 6x6 Duro above I inspected it recently.

Note that Early 6x6 Duros had a Mercedes gearbox, later ones Alison 500 or better still 1000.
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duro 6x6

@ zenslo ,

can you tell us a bit more about the "converted 6x6" ??

... condition ...
... your impression ...
... ? ...


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Duro 4x4S Prototype

Hello

Got one of those beauties a duro 4x4S Proto
Used to drive landcruisers ,landrover ,Volvo Valp
But...... a duro with a mercedes automatic and a ford 4.0lV6
Folks watch out it drives like a gokart with its short wheelbase
Sorry no more on the market only 10 build 3 survived and
I got one on the Road and one on the shelf for spares

If you like to see more you can find the duro on my homepage
north by northwest expeditions a.s.b.l. - The new travel experience

Ps: it has a GWT of 3.5t

Hope to see you on the tracks in Iceland will be there form the 26.6-13.9
Stop me and we can have a cup of tee (we got the kitchen on board

Greetings


Serge Wildhage

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hi folks ,

if someone seriously is looking for a duro , please look up :

Wohnmobil-Inserat: Detailansicht

or

Wohnmobil-Inserat: Detailansicht

may be there is a third one ...
... thinking about getting devorced from my 6x6 ...

have nice weekend
knuffi
i seen this 6x6 duro in northwest scotland last summer it is a great looking vehicle fit to travel the world in ...........lucky man
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