Tradie Life Q&A - Jack Middleton - builder
Builder Jack Middleton works alongside Mark Purkiss as part of Purkiss Construction.
The 3.2-litre Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 was purchased new in 2017.
Crafty: Why did you buy your Ford Ranger?
Jack: It was Mark's old ute [Mark Purkiss and Jack work in Purkiss Construction], so it was only six months old when I got it.
It's mainly a work car, but I do use it for towing my boat.
Crafty: What's a typical work day for your ute?
It gets pretty loaded up, just dropping stuff off to sites for the boys. The tray's really durable – it gets loaded up with rubbish and we don't go easy on it.
Crafty: Do you use your Ranger outside work?
Jack: We've got a big boat, me and my old man, so it tows that around, that's good. That's about three ton loaded up.
I already had the Ranger before we got the boat, but it was one of the good reasons for getting the boat because it's easy to tow around. It makes a good towing vehicle, 100 percent.
Crafty: Any mods?
Jack: It has a Rhino rack, ladder rack (because we carry six-metre lengths of timber), and Kings seat covers (to save the seats from getting trashed).
Crafty: Any problems?
Crafty: Anything else you'd like to do to it?
Jack: It's good as it is.
Crafty: Would you buy another Ranger – maybe the latest model – next time?
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