We have a large clientele with excellent customer loyalty. We support the Rocky Mountain Pinzgauer Owner's Club who enjoy 10% discounts on many of our product lines and services. Since these vehicles were made in the 1970's which operate in the United States, they often present unique challenges in the new millennia, such as enhanced road speeds, tires, braking, and vibration. We have methods of improving the vehicle's performance and capabilities due in the most part to its remarkable durability. Our service support is of a stem-to-stern approach. We do ground-up restorations, major accident work, and all mechanical/electrical repairs. We keep parts on hand, either genuine or after market parts which we can call on at a moment's notice to keep you running.
If you have problems with your Pinzgauer or Haflinger or simply are interesting in buying one, we can provide you with advice over the phone or physically pre-purchase inspect a vehicle for a nominal fee.
Do you have badly damaged Pinzaguer? Looking for someone to give you a reasonable price for buyout, disposal or collection? Just give us a call for an honest assessment.
WE KEEP PARTS ON HAND! Used and in house reconditioned parts at competitive prices!
Are you limiting your Pinzgauer driving to warm days only? Wife and kids refusing to ride in the vehicle?
Are your feet frozen in the foot wells; Would you like some extra comfort in the winter? Then consider our Webasto conversions. Done in house or custom kits supplied for the DIYer. Tried and tested in the Yukon we are confident the fuel fired heater will have you using your Pinz all year round.
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The Haflinger is a small, lightweight four wheel drive vehicle about 3.5 metres long and 1.5 metres wide, powered by a 646 cc twin horizontally opposed, rear mounted, air cooled engine . Weighing around 600 Kg. the Haflinger can be lifted by four strong people and yet can carry a load of 500Kg. They were made by the Austrian firm of Steyr-Daimler-Puch between 1959 and 1974 and were exported all over the world. A total of 16,647 were made, most of them being taken up by the Swiss and Austrian armies .Around 1000 found their way to the UK between 1959 and 1974, imported first by a firm near Liverpool called Ryders International, and later by Steyr themselves who marketed them from a distribution depot on Lower Parliament St, Nottingham, England.
Three features of the vehicle make them particularly good as off road machines.
- The provision of both front and rear differential locks, which enable the vehicle to make progress even if only one wheel is in firm contact with the ground.
- The design of the front and rear axles are of the 'Portal' type. This means that the centre of the axle is above the centre of the wheel, thus increasing the ground clearance under the axle without increasing the wheel diameter. Power is transmitted from the axle to the wheel via drop gears in each wheel hub.
- The suspension is of fully independant type, each half axle having about 10 inches of free movement.