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I have got some money saved for my new business and am looking at buying a Nissan cabstar

nissan-cabstar-3-0-td-34-10-dropside-truck-2dr-swb .

Can anyone who owns one tell me what you think .

Cheers .

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Thats the single rear wheel model, its gross is 3.4 tonnes.

advantages, it can be mot'd at a car garage, disadvantages, not as much payload, poorer traction in wet and no limited slip diff.

mate had one and he was very pleased, I have always gone for the 35.15, twin wheels.

I take it it will be a tipper? If so, that model uses tipmaster for the body, rather than the vfs version for the next one up. Beware tne paint finish on them keaves a lot to be desired, and will rust in no time, which for a tipper body, is not great.

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Thats the single rear wheel model, its gross is 3.4 tonnes.

advantages, it can be mot'd at a car garage, disadvantages, not as much payload, poorer traction in wet and no limited slip diff.

mate had one and he was very pleased, I have always gone for the 35.15, twin wheels.

I take it it will be a tipper? If so, that model uses tipmaster for the body, rather than the vfs version for the next one up. Beware tne paint finish on them keaves a lot to be desired, and will rust in no time, which for a tipper body, is not great.

 

Thankyou for the info much appreciated .

It won't be going off road so I can live with the traction issue .

It's only a dropside but I don't need a tipper as I use a Jo beau and it all goes into bags . The mileage is low for the age and it has had only one owner from new .

It is spotless inside and out .

It's great that the mot can be done at a car garage 👍

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Your best off buying a tipper, who knows how the business will grow in the near future, if you upgrade the chipper you will hate having to shovel chip off the back!

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Buy a tipper mate, no question.

you might chip into bags but what about logs, you don't always want to hand ball them off.

What if you buy a bigger chipper you can chip straight onto the truck and tip.

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Thats the single rear wheel model, its gross is 3.4 tonnes.

advantages, it can be mot'd at a car garage, disadvantages, not as much payload, poorer traction in wet and no limited slip diff.

mate had one and he was very pleased, I have always gone for the 35.15, twin wheels.

I take it it will be a tipper? If so, that model uses tipmaster for the body, rather than the vfs version for the next one up. Beware tne paint finish on them keaves a lot to be desired, and will rust in no time, which for a tipper body, is not great.

 

 

When you say about mot, are you meaning because it's a 3.5t truck

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