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Tradie Life Q&A: Josh Fleming - Builder

Josh Fleming of Purkiss Construction bought his Ford Ranger in 2017.

Josh Fleming is a carpenter, and works with Purkiss Construction in Sydney south and the Illawarra region, among other areas.

Josh bought his 3.2-litre Ford Ranger in 2017 as a primary work vehicle but he uses it regularly as a tourer.

Crafty: Why did you buy your Ranger?

Josh: Liked the look of it and it's good for work and towing my work trailer.

Josh chose a Ranger because he like the look of it. Josh chose a Ranger because he like the look of it.

Crafty: Do you use your ute outside work?

Josh: Yeah, we did two weeks in the Victorian High Country, three weeks down in Tassie, beginning of the year; we've done the snow season, constantly back and forth, three days down the snow in it. Bit of snowboarding down there.

Crafty: Any mods?

Josh: Yeah, just over time, I've added things on: canopy, rooftop tents, a Darche rooftop tent, an awning.

Got a lockbox up top with drop sheets, gas bottles, you name it. It's one of those Rhino lockboxes.

Ski racks on the top [also Rhino]. 

It also has a TJM bullbar, bullbar-mounted aftermarket Big Red driving lights, a drop-down fridge-slide, under-tray toolboxes and BFGoodrich All Terrain tyres.

  • Josh has a drop-down fridge-slide and under-tray toolboxes. Josh has a drop-down fridge-slide and under-tray toolboxes.
  • Mods include a canopy, rooftop tents, a Darche rooftop tent, an awning... Mods include a canopy, rooftop tents, a Darche rooftop tent, an awning...
  • The Ranger is good for towing Josh's work trailer. The Ranger is good for towing Josh's work trailer.

Crafty: So, it's fully kitted out for work, travel and leisure?

Josh: Yeah, I got the drawers in the back, got a full 12-volt system and everything.

Crafty: Any problems?

Josh: No.

Josh has had no problems with his 2017 Ranger. Josh has had no problems with his 2017 Ranger.

Crafty: Would you buy another Ford Ranger?

Josh: Yep, sure.

Call carpenter Josh Fleming on 0400 700 820. Call Purkiss Construction on 0433 204 827.