Have you seen a few of these little trucks around Wyoming?

There seems to be more out there driving around every year.

Turns out, much like a side-by-side with a little pickup bed, these little things are just as good but also cheaper. A lot cheaper, actually.

A review on YouTube shows that the cost of a side-by-side is around $30,000 made by John Deere.

These tiny four-wheel drive pickup trucks, sometimes known as “Kei” trucks, are mostly made in Japan to take advantage of laws there that tax smaller vehicles less.

You will spend about $2,000 on importing it, and still spend less than you would on a side-by-side.

Unlike the side-by-side, these little trucks even have air conditioning and a button to activate a dumper.

Most Kei trucks can cost as little as $5,000 including the fees for importing from Japan.

They are 11 feet long and can hit speeds of up to 65 mph.

Yes, they are street-legal.

They were made by several manufacturers as the Daihatsu Hijet, Subaru Sambar, Suzuki Carry, Mitsubishi Minicab, and Honda Acty. (Wikipedia).

With that 4-wheel-drive it's perfect for the Wyoming rancher.

That bed in the back can do many things, depending on what you order.

There is even one that lifts up if you need to get yourself, or a load, higher.

There are websites, like the one at this link, that will help you find new and used Kei trucks that are already here in the United States.

The kei truck class specifies a maximum size and displacement, greatly increased since legislation first enabled the type in 1949.

They evolved from earlier three-wheeled trucks based on motorcycles with a small load-carrying area, called san-rin, which were popular in Japan before the war. (Wikipedia).

The perfect vehicle? Almost. The gentleman in the video below will describe a few drawbacks to this little truck.

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