Hi and welcome to my auction for this extremely rare Land Rover TACR-1.
This vehicle is 1 of only 89 ever made and 1 of only 55 ever made for the RAF....pretty rare indeed?!
To learn about TACR-1's please visit http://www.tacr-1.co.uk/
I'm told the ID plate shows this one served at RAF Marham, RAF Coltishall and RAF Brampton between 1974 and 1990.
TACR-1's are originally airfield crash tenders but as you can see, this one has been converted to an agricultural crop sprayer.
It has also had the petrol engine replaced with a diesel one, 2L possibly?
It's road registered as agricultural so can legally run on red diesel and does not require an MOT. It is my understanding that it can also be driven on the road by a 16 yr old if they have passed their tractor test, but that is for you to confirm.
Looks to be the original PTO driven pump still fitted to the rear which serves as the sprayer pump and can also suck water, from say a river, using the attached hose and valve block.
The sprayer can all be controlled from the comfort of the cab, which also has an FM radio fitted and working.
Large military wheels and tyres (which I'm told are quite sought after?) give great ground clearance and these TACR's were designed to permanently carry 1 tonne in the back, so the sprayer tank can be full and the back end will not sag/sit down.
2 known faults are;
The speedo does not work and the mileage has stopped at 38189, however, the rev counter works fine and is showing 848 hours.
A new battery will be needed as the current one is not very good.
I'm only selling due to just not using this wonderful machine.
Unfortunately the only things I know about Land Rovers and the TACR-1's is what I have read on the internet, but I will answer any of your questions the best I can.
Please contact me via eBay messages.
CASH on collection from Cullompton, Devon.
Advertised elsewhere so auction may end early.
Thank you for looking,
On 13-Nov-16 at 12:29:50 GMT, seller added the following information:
Sorry but I completely forgot to mention that the ignition switch possibly needs replacing.
A new fuel cut solenoid was fitted when I bought the machine as it would not turn off on the key, but the engine still failed to stop when the key was turned to the off position. In the cab I have fitted a switch in line with the fuel cut solenoid ignition wire, so this now switches the engine off.
I do not see this as a serious fault as such but if anybody would like their bid removed (only if bid was placed before me advising of this issue on 13/11/16) then please contact me and I will make sure this happens.
Again I'm very sorry for missing this out in the original listing.
Thank you for your understanding,