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Johny Walker

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When you get the hang of loading and unloading its quick, I put loader on a Ifor 8x5 tipper which is not the best trailer to transport it but get it on and tied on in 3mins.

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3 hours ago, Matthew Storrs said:

It’s a fair point- I know that tractors and backhoes have drawbacks in terms of speed- but just playing devils advocate here as recently I have been giving this a bit  of thought, a loaded truck and trailer isn’t exactly quick either, on top of this you have to load it all up at the yard, unload it at site, risk not getting truck and trailer across a wet field then find somewhere to put truck, plus all over again at the end of the day. A tractor whilst slower on the road will probably make up the time through saving the faffing around with unloading etc. 

Its always that thing of trying to find a machine that has as many uses as possible, particularly in this game as jobs and sites vary so much from day to day

Without opening "that" particular can of worms....  Aren't there "issues" with road miles / legality of transiting with a tractor?  I know it's generally ignored (and hardly ever enforced - particularly out in the sticks)....

 

In fact, I'm already wishing I hadn't asked :D 

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53 minutes ago, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

Without opening "that" particular can of worms....  Aren't there "issues" with road miles / legality of transiting with a tractor?  I know it's generally ignored (and hardly ever enforced - particularly out in the sticks)....

 

In fact, I'm already wishing I hadn't asked :D 

Oh yes, most definitely! Actually I once phoned up VOSA and asked exactly what would I have to do to run my tractor all above board as a contractor, basically it would have to be reregisterd non Ag then treated much like running a 7.5t on a restricted operators license. Iv never heard of anyone actually doing this mind but I think running on white is probably safest bet and also keep maintenance records to prove you are keeping your tractor in a roadworthy condition.

None of this is really enforced until you have an incident of some kind then it all may come crashing down around you!

 

 

 

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