Are MiniTrucks Reliable?

MIniTrucks are very reliable

MiniTrucks have been manufactured by the Japanese since the '60s. The injection of half a century worth of Japanese engineering into these ATVs means they are built to last. The evidence is that there are many MiniTrucks over 25 years old still being used today.


As with other Japanese vehicles you've come to know here in Canada, the quality of these MiniTrucks is second to none.

Designed to be Dependable

Japan Post uses MiniTrucks and MiniVans for their deliveries. MiniTrucks are very reliable. The biggest courier company in Japan uses MiniVans to make their deliveries. A MiniTruck at Tokyo's biggest fish market ready to deliver frozen fish to restaurants - 5 AM. Cold, early morning starts are never an issue. MiniTruck and MiniVan engines turn over so easily because of their size.


Government and huge corporations use fleets of MiniTrucks and MiniVans. MiniTrucks and MiniVans are a major pillar in their organizations.

Built Tough

Most contractors in Japan use MiniTrucks. It's the equivalent of the F-150 in North America. A plumber taking advantage of the fold-down bed sides. MiniTruck used on construction site.

Simple design means less complications and less trouble in the field. These MiniTrucks are built to take a beating and keep moving. Construction companies.

Withstands the Elements

In Northern Japan, the winters are just as harsh as in Canada. Road conditions in the winter are as icy and slippery as they are here in Canada. MiniTrucks (with optional 4WD) increases safety in these instances. Japanese vehicles are built to withstand heavy rain pour.


Climate and weather in Japan has temperature extremes similar to Canada. Summers are very hot and humid and can get up to 40°C. Winters are harsh with lots of snowfall, sub-zero temperatures and frozen seas.

Tackles Any Terrain

Japan is an island made by volcanic eruptions. There are many steep hills. Road constuction crew with their MiniTruck. MiniTrucks are built to handle the steep terrain that is seen throughout the rural areas of the county.

Japan is an island with a variety of flat, hilly and mountainous areas. 2WD drive trucks are more than sufficient but 4WD guarantees that steep hills, snow and ice are not obstacles.

Rugged Platform

MiniTruck used as base vehicle for a freezer truck. MiniTruck with dump bed. Canvas cover installed over a metal frame. It protects the contents of the bed from the elements.

The MiniTruck is the standard platform for many types of specialized vehicles. That's why it's imperative that they're designed as a solid base vehicle.





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