HORSE VANS CHASSIS

The overall price of the Horsepower Horse Van is calculated by adding the chassis price, which we source at cost + the body + any extras + gst.

Horsepower NZ horse vans can be built on a choice of chassis; there are two main factories in which the chassis are built - Renault, Vauxhall (Holden) or Nissan chassis, which are all built in the same factory, or alternatively Fiat, Peugeot or Citroen chassis, distinguished by a slightly different cab 'nose' shape. All are ideal for the job, and very safe and easy to drive, park and reverse, and available in manual or automatic (with manual overdrive) transmissions.

Both the cab and chassis are built by the same manufacturer and crash tested accordingly; Horsepower NZ, do not use the cheaper alternative of using a third party to fix a chassis to a Peugeot cab, which is common practice with motorhomes, but not suitable when carrying horses. Would you buy a car where the front was built by an automotive manufacturer but the back wasn't? No, nor would we, even if it was brand new. We also add air suspension to the rear axel for an even better ride.

We only purchase used chassis from manufacturers' agents, not from auctions or the equivalent of trade me. A high mileage vehicle has not necessarily had a hard life. On the contrary - some fleet vehicle used in the food industry will have gone up and down the motorway no faster than 89kms per hour, serviced religiously and look like new. The good ones get snapped up fast so once we know your budget, we can move quickly as soon as a suitable chassis becomes available. We also hold a number of chassis in stock in the UK.

Current indicative prices (although they do vary depending on brand):

2014 new 3ltr turbo diesel 180hp, GVM 4t, 6 speed manual .................................. $ 48,000
2014 new 2.5ltr turbo diesel 150hp, GVM 3.9t, 6 speed manual ........................... $ 42,000
2014 new 2.5ltr turbo diesel 120hp, GVM 3.9t, 6 speed manual ........................... $ 35,000 to $ 40,000
2013 model, as above with 30,000kms or less ............................................................. $ 26,500
2012 as above with 50,000kms or less ........................................................................... $ 23,000
2011 as above with 120,000kms or less ……………………………............................. $ 16,000
2008 / 2009 as above with 100,000km's or less ............................................................ $ 18,500
2007 as above with120,000 to 180,000kms, full service history ............................... $ 12,000