Briggs Six Wheelers of the Darling Downs in country Queensland had produced a head turning Mahindra Genio for the Australian market.
In the last thirty years the Dalby-based company has completed over 1200 six-wheel conversions, and its most recent adaptation has been based on the Mahindra Genio 4×4.
Available through Six Wheeler Conversions Pty Ltd, 4 Neil Street, Toowoomba, QLD, The Genio has great strength in the chassis and an excellent brake package that lends itself to this type of conversion.
“The city work for a little two-tonne truck is increasing all the time. Today’s city market is all to do with car park access in high-rise buildings and most of the other vehicles around have a tray that is a metre high. It means if you want to deliver something like a photocopier or a safe into a high-rise building using a normal courier two tonner, you might have to struggle in through the front doors after hours,” said Mike Briggs.
“I’ve had a lot of customers looking to get that extra carrying capacity in a nice, low vehicle, and the genio fits perfectly.
“Because we have a 60/40 load share between the two rear axles, it still turns on the original rear axle, so the standard turning circle is maintained, but the payload capacity increases to 2.1 tonne and tray length extends to beyond 3.5 metres!
“That might mean a tradie can leave the trailer at home and use the Briggs Six Wheeler Genio to load up all the toys.
“We also see great potential for it with campervan conversions due to the low chassis rail enabling a floor height of just 600mm. This has obvious benefits for older users, with less steps to negotiate, while the low floor also equates to better head room in campervan conversions.