Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Wendelspanswick

Massive Auction of Ex-MOD 4x4 Trucks

Recommended Posts

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:

http://www.mod-sales.com/news/171/MASSIVE_ON_LINE_AUCTION_OF_100_+_LOTS_inc_4x4_tyres_-_Ending_Thursday_26th_October_2017_at_12_noon.htm

 

Edited by Wendelspanswick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.