Diesel or Petrol Fuelled Bakkies: Which Suits Your Needs?

Some may believe that all bakkies are used for one thing, and that’s to go bundu bashing on popular off-road routes. We say definitely not! There are diesel and petrol bakkies, each with their own function and capacity. Here are the four types that you can rent from Pace Car Rental along with their descriptions and uses so that you may make an informed decision that’s right for you.

Chevrolet Utility Bakkie

Chevrolet Utility Bakkie

The half-ton Chevrolet Utility bakkie comes with power steering, a radio and a two-seater.

  • Ideal for lighter loads
  • Very efficient petrol saving capability
  • Hire the bakkie with a canopy at no additional cost
  • A wonderful family car which can be utilised for carrying heavy loads
  • Rent it for R260 a day

Good for:

Ideal for trips to and from the hardware store where the normal family car cannot accommodate all your planks, tools and equipment. This bakkie is small in size but not in capacity!

1 Ton Long Wheel Base Nissan Bakkie

1 Ton Long Wheel Base Nissan Bakkie

The 1 Ton Long Wheel Base Nissan NP300 bakkie also comes with a canopy at no additional cost, a radio, power steering and it’s equipped with a tow bar.

  • Ideal for riding less than perfect terrain
  • Nissan bakkies are fitted with Igloo canopies which further maximise loading capabilities
  • Equipped with a tow bar which makes towing heavy loads effortless
  • Rent this bakkie for R370 a day

Good for:

The Nissan NP300 is an excellent vehicle for driving on dusty terrain to and from construction and mining sites whilst carrying loads of heavy equipment.

Nissan NP300 Diesel Bakkie

Nissan NP300 Diesel Bakkie

The Nissan NP300 diesel bakkie comes with a built-in CD player, tow bar, canopy and air-conditioning for long drives in the hot sun.

  • Ideal for driving on routes that aren’t well tarred or are dust routes, such as in a game reserves or on farms
  • It has a 1.3 ton loading capacity ideal for transporting quad bikes, tents, bicycles and prams
  • The bakkie is diesel-powered which provides extra strength when driving with heavier loads such as machinery
  • Rent it for R410 a day

Good for:

With this bakkie, it’s easy to bring those extra things along on holiday such as bicycles, quad bikes, tents, portable braais and cooler boxes.

Isuzu KB 250 Hi-Rider Diesel Bakkie

Isuzu KB 250 Hi-Rider Diesel Bakkie

The Isuzu KB 250 Hi-Rider diesel bakkie is a reliable work horse that comes with a tow bar, canopy, radio and CD player and 4X4 chassis.

  • This bakkie has the same durability and capability of a 4X4
  • Rides high off the ground which gives that sense of strength and power to the driver
  • Excellent fuel economy and a powerful engine provides the best of both
  • A magnificent 1144kg load capacity (adds an extra 2100kg of pulling power when towing is required)
  • Rent this diesel bakkie for R450 a day

Good For:

This bakkie is ideal for working round the clock with bringing handymen to and from the office to a building site or transporting heavy machinery or livestock. The possibilities are endless and if you need something transported, a bakkie will get it done!

Diesel vs Petrol

Diesel Petrol                 
Diesel provides the bakkie with that extra boost needed to transport a heavy load such as machinery and equipment. It’s this boost that allows travelling on off-site routes possible. A petrol fuelled car provides the bakkie with the necessary speed to get from A to B.
Filling your bakkie with diesel is initially more expensive than petrol, however, one tank of diesel gets you further than one tank of petrol. Petrol is cheaper at the pump however you’ll need to refuel more often.
Servicing a diesel bakkie is more expensive than one that runs on petrol. Petrol is fuel efficient when travelling shorter distances.
Engines are more durable. Comfortable and smooth ride.
Less likely to stall.
Shudders when idling.

 

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