I get this question from time to time from people wondering what it is that I do here in PNG. Often I spend my time making repairs to one of my many machines or in the office sending emails, ordering parts or talking with people who need to schedule work. However, recently I have been spending a large bit of my time putting together the new electrical vehicle. Previously we had a 20-year-old
We started by having all the rear windows extra dark tinted to prevent people from seeing what was stored on the inside. Then we removed the standard bench seats from the right side of the vehicle. We installed a cargo barrier to keep items stored in the back from hitting the driver and shelving that could be used to store spare parts and tools. Both the barrier and shelves were custom kits that are designed for the Troop Carrier and were purchased out of
On the outside we made a custom ladder rack to haul ladders and poles. Again this is something not seen much in PNG so we measured and fabricated to make a rack that was functional as well as looking nice with the vehicle. We added the reflective yellow safety strip down the sides to help for night visibility since it is a dark vehicle. There are SIL decals on the doors and twin spot lights mounted on the ladder rack. The spot lights are a marine grade water proof lights that are designed to be able to throw a beam of light through fog and rain and they are rated a 400,000 candle power each. By mounting the lights on both sides we can shoot at least one light 360 degrees around the vehicle.
The other thing that the Land Cruiser has over the standard
All in all we are very happy with this new vehicle and it was a fun yet challenging project to put together. It is something a bit different, but in PNG every day has something different in it.