Here we list the various companies which do convert vehicles into 6 wheel vehicles, using a 6x6 or 6x4 drive formula.
Some companies are no longer in business, but we still list these companies to provide an archive of excising conversions.
- Ford Ranger / Mazda BT50
- Nissan Patrol and Patrol pickup
- Toyota 70 series
- Toyota 200 wagon (pickup conversion)
- Various conversions
6x6 Australia started converting vehicles to 6 wheelers in 1984. Over the years, the company did convert vehicles from various manufacturers.
The company sold some vehicles in the Middle East, including 6x6 vehicles for falconry. These hunting vehicles have an open body and can be based on various chassis.
More background information on the technology behind the conversion can be found here.
Conversion: Toyota Hilux
Arctic Trucks is located in Iceland and has branches in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Its core business is upgrading 4x4 vehicles to make them perform better off-road. At the top of the range, Arctic Trucks has vehicles on 44-inch tyres. Designed to drive on the large snowfields in Iceland.
Over the years Arctic Trucks did build some Toyota Hilux 6x6 conversions. At least 8 Hilux 6x6 vehicles are in use on bases in Antarctica.
Australian Expedition Vehicles
Conversion: Toyota 70 and 200 series
Australian Expedition Vehicles converts the Toyota Landcruiser 70 and 200 series into 6x6 vehicles.
Australian Patrol Vehicles
Conversion: Toyota 70 series
Australian Patrol Vehicles converts Toyota 70 series pickup trucks into military combat vehicles. Their first vehicles are built on a 6x6 platform.
Bruiser Conversions offers various modifications for Jeeps. There main business are engine swaps (LS, Hemmi and diesel).
They built the Jeep Wrangler 6x6 on a clients request for the SEMA 2017 show.
- Website: https://www.differentialeng.com
- Website 6x6: https://differentialengineering.com/thur-shaft/
The company differential engineering offers replacement axles for Pickup trucks and light off-road vehicles. This does include modified 9” axles
These axles can be used in a tandem configuration, thanks to a pass-through in the differential of the first rear axle.
The VelociRaptor 6x6 by tuning powerhouse Hennessey is based on the Ford F-150 Raptor. The conversion does also includes an upgraded suspension (Fox shocks), 20-inch wheels, custom front and rear bumpers, a rollbar and LED lights.
- Website: http://iglhaut-allrad.de/en/
- Website 6x4: http://iglhaut-allrad.de/en/three-axle-vehicle.html
IGLHAUT started converting Mercedes vans into All-wheel drive vehicles in 1983. Over the years, they did convert the Mercedes T1, Sprinter and Vito/Viano vans. Other modifications include a V8 engine swap for the Sprinter.
In 2012 they presented their Sprinter 3 axle version. This conversion adds a non-driven tag axle to a Sprinter chassis. The original rear axle does keep it’s leaf springs.
The GVM is up to 7,5 ton, depending on the vehicle used for the conversion. This conversion can be based on a 4x4 or 4x2 vehicle.
Conversion: Toyota 70 series and 200
JMACX does offer various modifications for the Toyota 70 series vehicles. These modifications include a stronger rear axle housing with track correction (to match the front axle), chrome molly axles splines (higher torque rating) and a bold on coil conversion kit for the rear axle.
The company does also build a 6x6 conversion kit for the Toyota 70 series and one for the 200 series.
Kahn design offers various customisations for cars, including Land Rovers. The modifications consist of a range of interior and exterior modifications.
The Land Rover Flying Huntsman 6x6 is a custom vehicle by Kahn Design. It is based on a Land Rover 110. The vehicle has a range of interior and exterior modifications.
Multidrive Australia is part of the kinetic engineering group. It offers custom build trailer, trays (flatbeds) and modifications for the Toyota Landcruiser. These modifications include a track width correction for the rear axle, chassis extensions, GVM upgrades and 6x6 conversions. The export agent is NVS auto.
Conversion: Mercedes Sprinter 6x6
Over the years, Oberaigner offered modifications for vans from Mercedes, Volkswagen, Opel, Renault and Nissan. 4 wheel drive conversions are a substantial part of their business. You can find more on the history of Oberaigner here.
The top of the line in the Oberaigner range, is the Mercedes Sprinter 6x6 conversion.
The main business of Patriot campers are off-road camping trailers, available in different sizes. Up to a tandem axle version which can be used both as a camping trailer and a toy haulier, to transport bikes and quads. The camper trailers are joined by the Toyota Super Tourers. These Super Tourers are off-road vehicles outfitted by Patriot Campers. Based on the Toyota 79 and 200 series, but heavy modified.
Patriot campers did unveil the Megatourer 6x6 on August the 18 the, at the 2017 national 4x4 outdoors show in Melbourne.
Six wheeler conversions
Conversions: Ford, Isuzu, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota
This company started converting vehicles in 1985. The 6 wheel conversions add a tag axle (6x4 drive). The leaf spring suspension provides a 60/40 weight distribution on the rear axles.
Specialised vehicles PTY LTD
Conversions: Ford, Holden, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota
Specialised vehicles PTY LTD offers a range of modification for SUVs and pickups. This includes chassis work (repairs, extensions and modifications) GVM upgrades, cab conversions (single, extra, dual), air suspension, rollover protection, tipper kits, restoration, motorsport services and 6 wheeler conversions.
The 6 wheeler conversions get a tag axle (6x4 drive) and air suspension on the rear axles.
Starship custom vehicles
- Website 6x6: http://www.startracksmotorsports.com/6x6trucks.html
This company offers 6x6 conversions. The pictures on the website show vehicles conversions by the now-defunct company USA6x6.
Given the fact Starship custom vehicles is part of Startracks technology, it looks like the company did buy the rights on these conversions.
TJM Pretoria East
TJM Pretoria East (South Africa) converts the Landcruiser 79 V8 into a 6x6 vehicle, which can be outfitted with several options.
It has a TJM suspension and 37” tyres. The truck bed is a modified unit form a Landcruiser 79 single cab.
This company does not exist anymore. During the years it was in business, it did build 6x6 conversions of various vehicles (Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Toyota, …). Other businesses were the sales of refurbished ex-military rockwell 2 1/2 axles and wheels.
The website link is a URL at the internet archive. There you can find various website versions of USA6x6 from 2001 till 2008, when the company did close its doors. The company starship custom vehicles, has pictures for vehicles converted by USA6x6 on its website. It appears they have taken over the conversion business from USA6x6.
Conversions: Toyota Hilux
This 6-wheel conversion by this Bulgarian company, is based on the Toyota Hilux.
Conversions: Jeep Wrangler
This company offers various accessories for the Jeep Wrangler. The JK6wheeler is a step in a new direction.
There JK6wheeler is a 6x6 conversion of the Jeep Wrangler JK.