The Long Ranger has its grass roots embedded firmly in the outback of Australia. It was during the late 70s that owner of Out of Town 4WD Fred Black, recognised a need for 4WD travelers to have a greater fuel capacity to travel the vast distances required in vehicles that were designed for a purpose and not fuel efficiency. It began in a domestic back yard in Wangi, NSW. The business grew.
In 1979 the business was relocated to a service station in Argenton, a suburb of Lake Macquarie. This provided much better access to the large customer base of Newcastle and The Hunter Valley; with the ever-increasing popularity of 4WD’s and an increasing number of national resellers they had out grown the current site. In 1986 new premises were purchased in nearby Barnsley were we have become a major employer in the local community.
By the early 90’s with a growing reputation for quality and reliability it was recognized that a national presence was needed for sales, support and after sales service and a partnership was formed with ARB Inc. By the late 90’s adjoining buildings were purchased and the Long Ranger has its own manufacturing facility fitted out for specialty manufacturing, including Overhead crane, Modern Mig welding bays, vehicle hoist for product development, Computerised profile cutting machine, Computerised press brake folding machine and a modern paint and detailing area.
The large Barnsley premises provide spacious working areas, with significant room to grow. Barnsley is located within easy reach of the major population centers of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland in the lower Hunter Valley. The close proximity to the major Sydney – Newcastle freeway also puts the company within a one hour’s drive from the northern suburbs of Sydney, which is steadily increasing in importance as a customer base for our specialist services.
Sales Manager – Graham Weaver
Production Manager – Ric Black
Tank Warranties –David Barnes
Accounts Manager – Helen Gageler
Systems Administrator – Brad Curtis
THE LONG RANGER
Long Range Fuel and Water Tanks Manufactured by: Out Of Town 4WD PTY LTD