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Old 29-04-12   #1 (permalink)
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Cherry picker

Ive just invested in a cabstar cherry picker 17.5 cte, I will use the picker for my own work but looking at hiring it out if I don't need it, do any of you guys have experience in this, are there any insurance companies who specialise in these vehicles? If anyone could give me any advice I would be gratefull.
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Hi mate,
I have Unimog 1550L cherry picker....
These guys never batted an eyelid at it LFE insurance 0116 284 6090
Speak to Ash Hastings 0116 284 6095
mine is made up of 2 policies.... road/site
Total 850 ish per year.

Tried others, including NFU (who I'm already with). They had a heart attack!

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Many thanks for your help, do you get to hire your cherry picker out often?, I don't have enough work for it so the hiring out i hope will help with payments. John
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Many thanks for your help, do you get to hire your cherry picker out often?, I don't have enough work for it so the hiring out i hope will help with payments. John

Hi John,
give me a call re the cherry picker insurance.
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Many thanks for your help, do you get to hire your cherry picker out often?, I don't have enough work for it so the hiring out i hope will help with payments. John
I might be wrong here but why would you buy something if you haven't got the work for it? Surely you have a business plan in place, which I would hope would have involved insurance.

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I might be wrong here but why would you buy something if you haven't got the work for it? Surely you have a business plan in place

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When you invest say 25K in a chipper do we always have 25k worth of work in front of us? yes we have a plan but you know what they say about plans lol, buying kit imo is a calculated gamble end of story.........
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Nope but we do have a plan, well I do...... just sounded a bit iffy with hoping hiring it out will help with the payments. As I said good luck to him, sometimes the kit gets work, most decisions in business involve a gamble.

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When you invest say 25K in a chipper do we always have 25k worth of work in front of us? yes we have a plan but you know what they say about plans lol, buying kit imo is a calculated gamble end of story.........
agree , you'v got to try things in life.
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Ive just invested in a cabstar cherry picker 17.5 cte, I will use the picker for my own work but looking at hiring it out if I don't need it, do any of you guys have experience in this, are there any insurance companies who specialise in these vehicles? If anyone could give me any advice I would be gratefull.
Good luck mate, i had one but it made me FAT. Went back to old school and i'm now trimmish
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Hi John,
I got my mewp to tow my chipper as my second vehicle. As such it is on nearly every job along side the landy & chip trailer.

I never looked it has a 'stand alone' and my pricing structure has not changed per job, just sometimes I get finished quicker and as said it tows the chipper.

I will do work that is offered by others, but this wasn't a thought on the purchase.

My insurance is for solely for my own business, not certain where the premuims would run on hiring (with or without operator) I suppose it would depend on how the work is done/taken on.
If I wanted to extend my services outside 'tree work' I know it would need a 'insurance re-think"

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