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Massive Auction of Ex-MOD 4x4 Trucks

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11 hours ago, Squaredy said:

I bought one of these about 6 years ago (not from Withams) and it was in excellent condition, and drove faultlessly.  I fitted an Atlas 4 ton crane and log grab etc, but my needs changed before I registered it for road use. 


The biggest limitation from my point of view was the fact that the payload was only 4 tons, and by the time I fitted the crane this was down to 2 tons.  And yet it would still have needed downrating to drive on a car licence as a 7.5 ton truck.


  Also the offroad capabilities were mediocre.

The later trucks were uprated to 5 tons payload and it's a fairly straight forward mod to uprate the earlier trucks.

Owners have had success with fitting 14" wide tyres instead of the standard 12" ones which improved the off road capabilities alot.

As an aside Withams regularly have tyre auctions where they sell off the MOD's surplus stock of new and part worn tyres, lots of 16" diameter and bigger off road tyres in lots of 4.  Plenty of bargains to be had.

As an example:



Edited by Wendelspanswick

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I have one with a mewp mounted in it, fantastic truck, simple engineering, goes everywhere I want it to, if I had more local one I’d get another as a chip truck 


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