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June 2017 Tour Summary


Interesting Data

Started Tour, Coober Pedy S.A. – June 1st at 9:38am
Finished Tour, Cocklebiddy Roadhouse W.A. – June 26th at 4:43pm
Days of travel = 25
Several mornings below zero, several mornings with dew, one wet night – weather very good in general
GPS Odometer = 3111.8 kms
Engine time for entire trip = 85.03 hours
Average daily travel = 124.5 kms
Average daily engine hours = 3.4 hrs/day
Average speed = 36.6 kms/hr
Most distance travelled in one day (June 15th) = 225.5 kms
Least distance travelled in one day (June 19th) = 51.5 kms
Coldest mornings = -6.7o C morning of June 6th
Camps – Coober Pedy, Laverton, Warburton & Cocklebiddy - all other camps were in the bush

Tyre Troubles x 6 - see website 2017 tyre report for more detail

4 x tyres with sidewall stakes of various sizes
1 x tyre with small shoulder stake
1 x slow leak due to old damage in tyre
All tyres repaired & either back in service or holding pressure as spare

Vehicle Problems - see website 2017 vehicle problem report for more detail

Vehicle needed jump starting a couple of times
Vehicle with gear box rattle – suspect main shaft bearings - couldn’t do much, oil was OK
Petrol vehicle missing – seemed like plug lead – no spares
Diff’ housing leaking – poor production welding – welded with batteries & sealed well
Camper broken hinges – pop rivets – all good
Auto Transmission cooler punctured by stick – cooler bypassed & topped up with ATF – OK

Wildlife (things noted in Mick's daily log)

dingos, emus, mulga parrots, galahs, crows, magpies, wedge tail eagles, honeyeaters, red roos, western grey roos, pied & grey butcher birds, brown falcons, kestrels, wood swallows, black faced cuckoo shrikes, ground cuckoo shrikes, ring neck parrots, gecko, owls, nightjars, quail thrush, crested bellbird, wedgebills, babblers, finches, black kite, topknot pigeons, bronze wing pigeons

Fuel Figures for 2005 Land Rover Defender TD5, 130 Dual Cab - All Steel Radial 7.50R16

Fuel used = 336.8 Lts
Average consumption = 10.82 Lts/100kms or 9.24kms/Lt
Average fuel used per day = 13.5 Lts
Hourly average = 3.96 Lts per hour
Best daily fuel figure = 9.10 Lts/100kms – June 13th
Worst daily fuel figure = 14.26 Lts/100kms – June 20th
Tyre pressures for trip – 22psi front/36psi rear (on purpose for tube testing project)


Mick Hutton & Connie Sue Beadell
Beadell Tours, July 2017



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