Daihatsu Farming Minitruck Highlights

If you're looking for more strenuous offroad performance, coupled with greater creature comforts and the longest load bed of any minitruck on sale, then the Farming model is for you. AC and heat are standard, along with power steering and power windows, as well as the usual equipment you expect from Japan's minitrucks -- headlights, windshield wipers, mirrors and even airbag and ABS.


Fit the free lift kit, and this sturdy truck can take 23" or 25" wheel-tire combinations. (These extra wheels and tires are not included.)


From $18,300 *

+ includes free $500-value lift kit!
Go-Anywhere 4WD

Part-time 4WD works great in the auto, and gets paired with diff lock and high-low range in the 5-speed manual for ultimate control. Add the free 3" lift kit put on some new rims and tires for even better offroad performance. 

Automotive-Grade Frame

Built to exacting automotive standards, the Faming minitruck has all the strength to handle hauling loads while covering difficult terrain. Japanese Minitrucks are notoriously tough and this one is no exception.

AC, Heat, Power Windows, Power steering

All the full weather protection of an enclosed cab, with the comforts of AC, heat, power steering, power windows and more. The interior and equipment of this Farming model make for the most car-like experience you can get from an offroad vehicle.

3-Way Opening Load Box

Load or offload from the sides as well as the rear for ultimate convenience. Not only the tailgate, but the sides also fold down for easy access to the load area that can take up to 770 pounds of cargo. The 80 inch load bed is the longest of any Japanese minitruck.

* Price includes sourcing in Japan, EPA compliance, Japan-side customs compliance, shipping to US port, import filings and duties, and trucking to your location. Includes free 3" lift kit, but this does not come fitted to the minitruck. If you decide to fit the free lift kit, we recommend you also fit 300lb springs at the front. These springs are not included, but you can easily buy them in the US. Price does not include sales tax, which depends on your location and will be billed to you as part of the final purchase price as applicable.

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A Color For Every Taste

Minitruck color White

White

Minitruck color Silver

Silver

Minitruck color Black

Black

Minitruck color Green Metallic

Green Metallic

Minitruck color Mint Metallic

Mint Metallic

Minitruck color Mist Blue Metallic

Mist Blue Metallic

Minitruck color Rose Metallic

Rose Metallic

Minitruck color Orange Metallic

Orange Metallic

Equipment Highlights

Five speed manual or four speed automatic transmissions for Daihatsu minitrucks

Manual or Automatic Transmissions

Fed up with your standard UTV transmissions? Want something more like you are used to with your full-size truck?

Choose between a 5-speed manual transmission, or a 4-speed automatic 'box. Whether you select the gears yourself, or let the gearbox decide for you, these Daihatsu minitruck transmissions are built tough for work.

Push button 4WD with diff lock

Push-Button 4WD & Optional Diff Lock

Power to all 4 wheels, whenever you need it, and the extra control of a rear diff lock in the manual transmission version.

Daihatsu's tough 4 x 4 powertrain gives you the grip exactly when you need it, with the click of a button. Then when you're back on a paved surface, switch it off and enjoy the improved fuel economy. And if you need more control, the manual transmission model comes with a rear locking diff for extra help in those more extreme off road conditions. (Manual model only)

Hi-lo range in manual Daihatsu Hijet

Hi /Lo Range

In addition to the locking rear diff, the manual Farming minitruck also has switchable high-low range for even great offroad ability.

This ability to switch into the low range gives you even more control descending steep inclines. Standard equipment with every manual Farming model, this is the powertrain you need for serious offroading chops. (Manual model only).

Easy-loading three-way opening bed

Easy-Loading 3-Way Opening

Drop the side or rear gates and loading up is so much easier.

Just flip the catches on one or more of the load bed sides, and loading up or offloading that 770lb capacity load bed gets so much easier without anything getting in the way. Why strain your back when this 3-way opening load bed makes life easy for you?

AC and heat

AC & Heat

Keep cool in summer with fully adjustable AC, or turn the heater up to make sure you don't freeze in the winter.

Active switchable air conditioning keeps the cab nice and chilly in the hot summer months, but becomes a warm oasis in the winter with the heater blasting. Multi-directional ducts send cool air just where it's needed to cool you down. Or warm your feet and  give the windshield a hot blast to stay toasty and the windshield fog-free in the winter.

Daihatsu Hijet minitrucks keyfree power door locking and power windows

Power Windows & Remote Locking

The same conveniences you have in your car -- power windows and remote key-free power door locking.

Just because it's an off road workhorse doesn't mean you have to make do with wind-up windows and primitive door locks. Lock and unlock your minitruck remotely, and control both driver and passenger side power windows effortlessly from the master switch in your door. These minitrucks are not your typical UTVs!

Daihatsu Hijet rear 4-leaf springs

4-Leaf Springs

Keep that up to 770lb load nice and steady as you drive over rough terrain with the rear 4-leaf spring suspension

Loading up would normally cause the rear to bog down if it wasn't for this tough 4-leaf suspension on both rear wheels. Balancing the comfort-oriented front suspension with load-bearing strength at the rear. Perfect if you are planning on hauling loads on a regular basis.

Daihatsu Hijet minitruck rear work lamp

Work Lamp At Rear *

Out late, or working early before dawn, particularly in winter? The rear load bed LED lamp unit helps you see what you're doing.

The high mounted 21W LED work lamp provides excellent lighting of the load area. You'll find the work lamp particularly useful in winter when it's before dawn or after sunset, but you have to work. (* Only available with manual transmission model)

Is the Daihatsu Farming model right for you?

Pros

  • Fully enclosed cab with comfortable, hard-wearing seats, AC, heat, power steering, power windows and more. 
  • Available in 8 different color choices.
  • Switchable 4WD and 5-speed manual model comes with diff lock and high-low range.
  • 3-way opening full 80 inch load bed with 770lb rated capacity is the longest load area in a Japanese minitruck.
  • Pair the free 3-inch lift kit ($500 value) with 23" or 25" tire / rim sets for even greater offroad ability.

Cons

  • If you need a tilting dump mechanism with the same load specs then check out our Dump models.
  • If AC / heat, power steering and power windows aren't such a big deal for you, consider the cheaper Basic model.
  • Diff lock and high-low range are only available with the manual transmission model.
  • If you need more storage space in the cab, and don't mind a slightly shorter load bed, check out the Jumbo model.

Looking for an alternative? Try the Jumbo model

Love the color selection, the AC / heat and other creature comforts, but would prefer more storage space inside the cab in exchange for a slightly shorter load bed then why not take a look at the Jumbo cab model? It offers the same transmission options, including diff lock and high-low range (when you spec manual transmission), but the extended cab gives you more space to stow items behind the seats. Click here to find out more.

Minitruck Questions? Get Answers Here.

How long does it take to get the minitruck to me?

When ordering a new Daihatsu minitruck fresh from the factory, it takes approximately 30 days from order to delivery on the Japan side. If you want to cut that time line down, then consider buying one of our pre-ordered minitrucks.

Of course, then it has to be prepared for shipping and shipped out. Typically, it will take between 2 and 4 weeks to prepare it for export and get it on a ship. The voyage time is around 35 to 45 days to the East Coast, and 16 to 21 days for the West Coast. After that, the minitruck has to clear customs and be trucked to you, which would typically be another 7 to 10 days. 

Does the free lift kit come fitted to the minitruck?

The free ($500-value) 3" lift kit is provided in the form of parts. It does not come fitted to the vehicle. It is up to you to decide whether you want to fit it or not. If you are using the minitruck within a large manufacturing location, or a similar location where serious off-road ability is not really required, then you may well want to leave the standard suspension and wheel / tire set up.


If you do want to go ahead and fit the 3" lift kit, then we strongly recommend you fit 300lb springs at the front (springs not included), and get the parts fitted by a professional mechanic following the instructions we provide.

Once fitted, this Farming minitruck will be able to take larger off road 23" or 25" wheel / tire combinations. These parts are not included, but can be sourced easily from sellers in the United States.

Do I have to pay for the whole minitruck up front?

No, you do not have to pay the whole price of the minitruck up front, unless you want to. You will know the full total cost at the time you place your order, but the actual payment is broken down into three separate amounts. The amount of each payment will be stated clearly to you in the invoice you receive.

The first payment due is the deposit of $2,000. Once you have configured your minitruck specification, you will receive the invoice, and you will then have 7 days to get us this deposit. We cannot start the order process until 

The second payment will be due on the date that Daihatsu tells us the vehicle will be delivered. We enter the order for your vehicle, and then receive notification from Daihatsu based on their manufacturing schedule. 

The third (final) payment is due after the ship has left. When the ship leaves, we receive a legal document from the shipping company called the waybill. This shows the vehicle is on that ship and consigned to you. You must pay this final amount by 7 days of receiving this waybill copy by email.

Can I drive my minitruck on the road?

Although it is true that some US states do have laws that permit minitrucks to be registered for the road, and that minitrucks are also used on the road in Japan, under federal law in the US, they are categorized as being for offroad use only. As a result, minitrucks ordered through Minitruck World are for offroad use only and we will not respond to requests for documentation to allow these vehicles to be registered for on-road use in any state.

How fast will my minitruck be able to go?

Although minitrucks in Japan can be used on roads at highway speeds, they are usually used to move rice harvesting equipment, fishing gear, landscaping tools and similar on smaller, low-speed backroads.

However, minitrucks sold through Minitruck World for use in the US have all been speed limited to 25 MPH comply with US EPA Federal laws. Users are expected to take care to ensure that their speed is always suitable for the driving conditions.

Does the price cover shipping etc.?

Spec your minitruck in our online configurator, and you will have the pricing automatically emailed to you. So what does this price include? Is it just the cost of the minitruck itself? 

No, this price gets you the minitruck delivered to your desired delivery address within the contiguous 50 states. It covers the truck itself, Japan-side customs, EPA compliance work, US import customs clearing, and trucking to your delivery address. (And, of course, it includes the free custom 3" lift kit which has a $500 value.)

Can you get me parts for my minitruck?

We don't offer a parts service at the present time, but we will be happy to provide you with information for a reputable specialist Japanese parts supplier from whom you can order from directly using English.

What if my question isn't here?

Can't find the information you're looking for here? Don't worry! First, check out all the answers on our FAQ page here, and if you still can't find what you need, contact us using the information at the bottom of any page, and we will be happy to get you on the right track.

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