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Bakkies in South Africa are used for a wide range of activities. They are used for the transportation of goods, and are often employed on farms and in other commercial activities. They are also used for leisure pursuits such as hunting. If you are interested in buying a new or used bakkie, it is important to consider your requirements carefully.
Uses for Bakkies
South Africa has lots of dirt tracks and wide open spaces, and there is rugged terrain that regular vehicles would struggle with. The unique landscape has made bakkies, also known as pickup trucks, a popular choice for many people. Such vehicles are designed to be able to handle dirt tracks, rocky roads, and muddy ditches. Bakkies are available in a variety of sizes, but all offer the power and control required for them to be useful in both domestic and commercial situations.
Uses in Industry
Bakkies are an excellent choice for the transportation of goods, and with the addition of bakkie rails, they can even be used for transporting livestock. There is ample space for goods, while the overall size of the bakkie remains relatively compact. This is useful for navigating rugged terrain.
Uses for Leisure
The main use for bakkies is hunting. However, a bakkie's ability to handle all kinds of terrain makes them suitable for any off-road activities, and they can even be used for reaching out-of-the-way camping grounds.
A popular accessory for bakkies is the cattle rail, otherwise known as the bakkie rail. These bars are added to the flatbed of the truck, enabling the transportation of livestock. Bakkie rails can look attractive, as they are usually angled to the shape of the truck's cab, and they are very robust. Rails can also be adapted for hunting rigs, giving a hunter somewhere safe and comfortable to sit during the hunt.
Due to their popularity, there are many secondhand bakkies for sale throughout South Africa. Being readily available has meant prices are relatively low, so you can acquire a truck for little expense.
Whether you are buying a new or used truck, always do your homework. Carefully consider what you will be using the truck for, and consider how much extra you will need to pay to have bakkie rails fitted if you need them.