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Ty Korrigan

Light weight tipper bodies...

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Hello,

Been looking at chassis cabs as our Iveco Daily 3.5t is due to fall apart in the near future.

What sort of weight can a tipping body get down too if made from aluminium?

Our double cab with steel tipping body and a steel framed greedy boards with alloy panels can only carry 700kg legally, more like 500kg when 2 lads and kit on board.

Ty

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Any-one?

An all alloy chip box, including floor.

Any ideas on the weight including tipping gear?

I'm thinking why have more than 4m3 anyway to stay legal.

Although enough room to drive a grinder up would be an advantage.

Ty

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What size steel tubing is good for building a body out of? I am thinking or using 40x40x2mm mild steel S325. Would this be ok?

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What size steel tubing is good for building a body out of? I am thinking or using 40x40x2mm mild steel S325. Would this be ok?

 

What vehicle, what use?

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Crafter 3.5t tipper. Mild steel framework with alupanel double skin so outer skin doesn't get dented by chippings/logs.

 

40mm box with a 2mm wall is plenty strong enough for a frame.

 

If its just a greedy box going on an existing tipper body you can go down to 25mm box as long as you don't want to dance on the roof.

 

The problem with aluminium composite panel is that you need to have some support or it will bulge when full. If I were doing another, I would make some "Z" purlin material and make a composite. I glued the last one with Polyurethane Adhesive and it was very successful

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Ok many thanks for the response. I'm going to have horrizontal and vertical beams which I will rivet the panels to to stop it from bulging and give it more reugidity. Also with it having a double skin the outer visible skin won't get damaged.

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Ok many thanks for the response. I'm going to have horrizontal and vertical beams which I will rivet the panels to to stop it from bulging and give it more reugidity. Also with it having a double skin the outer visible skin won't get damaged.

 

Rivets will spoil the look of it, a Polyurethane adhesive is the way to go and its stronger than a pop rivet

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I did mine out for 40x40x2.5 for the sides, 25x25x2.5 for the roof. Has a hinged roof so can be folded open too. Has acp panels and is lined inside with ply. Heavier than predicted, strong with chip (doesn't bulge) gets minor dents from tipping logs.

 

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