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Build some ally plank sides yourself and put on a 1/3 roof and you are away. £350-400 and looks good. Rivet gun and some bolts are you are away.

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5 hours ago, wjotner said:

Cheers guys. All valid points. 

 

To be honest, i should really stick with a transit as i usually dont use a chipper (just brash down on back with chainsaw, so the capacity needs to be pretty big) as i don't have enough money or regular work to pay for a chipper just yet. But my transit is old, and in order to use with a chipper (which i need to do to grow my business) i need to get a decent chip box on it. Trouble is, every quote i get for building a chip box is higher than the value of the truck. 

 

So if i'm going to spend money on a van, then I'd rather it be one i think I'm gonna get a few years of use out of and won't depreciate as much in value. Plus i can't really afford to keep running my van and my car. If i get a pickup tipper, then i can use as a car and sell my 2 other vehicles.

 

But am I mad to use a smaller van?

or buy 3 sheets of ply and simply drill some holes with a spade bit, tie them into the upright work position using some old short lengths of climbing rope when your about to chip into the rear of the transit.  Once you have tipped out at the end of the day you can untie them and collapse them down so they don't wobble about as you drive along.  A cheap solution till you save up enough dollar to buy a chipper and then eventually upgrade the truck or spend a bit of money and build a cheap/basic chip box that will 'look better'.

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15 hours ago, wicklamulla said:

or buy 3 sheets of ply and simply drill some holes with a spade bit, tie them into the upright work position using some old short lengths of climbing rope when your about to chip into the rear of the transit.  Once you have tipped out at the end of the day you can untie them and collapse them down so they don't wobble about as you drive along.  A cheap solution till you save up enough dollar to buy a chipper and then eventually upgrade the truck or spend a bit of money and build a cheap/basic chip box that will 'look better'.

Exactly how I started mate.

Looks rough, but gets the job done in the short term.

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yep, i'm thinking i should just get some ally planks and bolt onto the transit. Trouble is i'm not much for DIY and don't have the tools or space. 

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23 hours ago, chopper brown said:

You will never get a vehicle that suits every job and the growth of your business.

 

If it was me I would get a vehicle that suits you now and then when you build up with work change or upgrade to suit.

 

Two vehicles is a nice set up and covers most jobs but it's getting to a position where you can justify running two. 

 

Hope that helps.

 

Jim

My mate did that and now he has a 110 tipper a Canter tipper and a Mog . :001_smile:

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