All wheel drive trucks: The Samag 120 vs. Samag 70

Are you looking for an all-wheel drive truck that can handle whatever is thrown at it, no matter the terrain? Then the SAMAG trucks for sale in South Africa might be just what you need. Offering a range of reliable trucks for sale in South Africa, you are sure to find highly capable trucks to meet your needs.

SAMAG Trucks

Both the SAMAG 120 and the SAMAG 70 are durable, rugged trucks and are perfect for a range of construction, mining and forestry jobs. Thanks to their versatility and wide range of uses, it makes them ideal for a host of jobs in tricky terrain as well as a range of various applications.

Where did it all start with the SAMAG 70 and 120 trucks? All the trucks in the SAMAG, SAMIL and SAKOM ranges are produced by the company SAMIL, who has a host of different 6×4, 4×4 trucks and options on offer.

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Image Source: SAMIL Trucks Website.

SAMIL trucks are all-terrain, multipurpose offerings that have been used by the likes of the South African National Defence Force. They have been designed for African terrain and various conditions. The reliable offerings have made the company stand out and their 4×2 and 6×4 trucks, which were based on the German MAGIRUS trucks, are well known across South Africa and have been used for many years. These various ranges are varied and include the well known SAMAG trucks, SAMIL and SAKOM offerings.

Meet the SAMAG 120 and SAMAG 70

Both the SAMAG 120 and SAMAG 70 trucks are re-manufactured in the SAMIL factory. This process works as the trucks are stripped to the engine and are then rebuilt using either quality reconditioned components or new parts and components; depending on various factors and the truck.

From the various ranges, the SAMAG 70 and 20 are standout all wheel drives that each have something special to offer in their division and make.

More about the SAMAG 120

The SAMAG 120 is a 6×4, 13 ton truck that was designed and produced for the South African National Defence Force, and specially designed with different locks on the driving axles, and between the axles, so that it offers an all-wheel drive. For the formidable truck to get stuck, it means all wheels will have to be used, making it a unique and attractive option to many.

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Image Source: SAMIL Trucks Website.

The key features these SAMAG trucks for sale include are its powerful Mercedes Benz, water-cooled, ADE 407 engine, a single dry plate clutch and 9 Speed Synchromesh gears. It has power-assisted steering, suspension, as well as semi elliptical leaf springs and an impressive payload of 13 tons. The cab is configured for a driver and two others, allowing for flexibility in use. The standard tyre size is 1100 x 20 and there is an optional 1400 x 20 size available, depending on your needs.

If that isn’t enough the truck also comes standard with a Hiab 650 6.5T metre crane. You can also fit the SAMAG with a tipper, drill rig, drop-side and a compressor. As such you can use it as a cargo, crane and tanker truck as well as a hook lift; making it the ideal option for a range of jobs in various industries thanks to its varying capabilities.

The SAMAG 120 is rugged, reliable and easy to maintain. It can be used across the country, in various climates and for a wide range of uses.

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Image Source: SAMIL Trucks Website.

While these SAMAG trucks for sale may be perfect for some, if you are looking for a smaller, yet no less powerful truck then the SAMAG 70 may just be the one for you.

Top Tip: If you are in the market for a reliable 4×4 trucks for sale, why not take a closer look at the SAMIL 20 and SAMIL 50 trucks for sale in South Africa. Intrigued? Learn more by reading our ‘SAMIL Trucks: Trucks built for extreme conditions’ post.

The SAMAG 70

A tough 7 ton truck, The SAMAG 70 is another great option from SAMIL. It’s a heavy-duty, well-engineered and versatile truck. These 4×2 trucks were also produced and used by the South African National Defence Force. The heavy-duty and powerful 4×2 wheel drive is a no less impressive option than its 4×6 counterpart.

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Image Source: SAMIL Trucks Website.

The key features of the SAMAG 70 are the Mercedes Benz, water-cooled, ADE352T, engine, a single dry plate clutch, as well as a ZF S6-65 6 Speed Synchromesh gearbox. You’ll also find power assisted steering and suspension, semi elliptical leaf springs as well as a payload of 8 tons. The standard tyre size is 1100 x 20 with an optional choice of 1400 x 20. The cab is configured for a driver and two others, making it ideal for jobs of any size.

If all that isn’t enough, the SAMAG 70 has a 12 ton rear axle rating which makes it a unique and powerful option, for mining and construction companies across South Africa.

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Image Source: SAMIL Trucks Website.

You can also fit the SAMAG 70, with a tipper, tanker, drill rig, drop-side and a compressor. As such you can use it as a cargo, crane and tanker truck as well as many other options; making it the ideal option for a range of jobs in various industries thanks to its well-rounded capabilities.

Comparing the 7 Ton Truck and the 13 Ton Truck

So how do these SAMAG trucks for sale measure up to each other? While both are relatively similar in design, key applications, they differ in their performance, specifications and features.

The SAMAG 120 has a higher payload than the SAMAG 70 and each engine, best suited to the truck, offers different power and torque capabilities, making each useful for different applications and jobs.

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Image Source: SAMIL Trucks Website.

As each of the trucks are different and suited to various jobs, it is up to you to decide on which is best for your needs. Both are exceptional value offerings and can make it through difficult terrain and territory.

Specifications of these SAMAG Trucks

Interested in one of these powerful trucks for sale in South Africa? Have a look at the comparison table of each. You can compare the various specifications of the two models to see which between the SAMAG 120 or SAMAG 70 best suits your needs.

Specifications of the SAMAG 70 and SAMAG 120 Trucks

SAMAG 70SAMAG 120
GVM16 000 kg26 000 kg
Payload± 9 000 kg±14 000 kg
Engine Make and ModelADE 352 TADE 407
Power124 kW @ 2 800 rpm174 kW @ 2 200 rpm
Torque520 Nm @ 1 700 rpm823 Nm @ 1 500 rpm
Drive4x2 Truck6x4 Truck
Clutch350 mm Single Dry Plate420 mm Single Dry Plate
GearboxZF S6-65 6 Speed SynchromeshFuller, 9 Speed Synchromesh
ShocksFront and Rear – Double Acting Telescopic Hydraulic Shock AbsorbersFront only – Double Acting Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
SpringsSemi Elliptical Leaf SpringsSemi Elliptical Leaf Springs
Standard Tyre Size1 000 x 20”1 000 x 20”
Optional Tyre Size1 400 x 20”1 400 x 20”
Service BrakesDual Circuit, Full AirDual Circuit, Full Air

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