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Well ended up buying a caged 8x5 idespension tipper. Squeezes on but dont look too well balanced ( either way input it on was a bit back heavy. Will do for know bit will be keeping an eye out for a 10 or 12 x 5 plant i reckons20200325_182425.jpeg

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On 15/03/2020 at 14:38, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

Never tried putting chipper on the tipping trailer, it would be a high centre of gravity. 

I normally tow my Forst TR6 on an Ifor 12 ft plant trailer, sometimes with mucktruck on as well. Tows beautifully. In recent times logistics have meant I have had to put the TR6 on my Ifor 12 x 6.5 tipper, and it still tows very nicely in that, much better than when the trailer is 70% full of woodchip. Had it on weighbridge and it is just still legal, any fuller with chip and it is over the limit.

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Nice old hilux,👍👍  how well does it tow that sort of weight?  I cant remember having much trouble towing a 1.5 ton digger with my old mk3, but I've been a bit spoilt since then- td5s, 3.2 ranger, puma 110 and a discovery 3😮😮😁😁. Oh and a D max🙄🙄

So as much as I cant wait to get my mk3 tipper back on the road I'm a bit worried what it will tow the chipper and a load of chip like😆😆

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20 minutes ago, william127 said:

Nice old hilux,👍👍  how well does it tow that sort of weight?  I cant remember having much trouble towing a 1.5 ton digger with my old mk3, but I've been a bit spoilt since then- td5s, 3.2 ranger, puma 110 and a discovery 3😮😮😁😁. Oh and a D max🙄🙄

So as much as I cant wait to get my mk3 tipper back on the road I'm a bit worried what it will tow the chipper and a load of chip like😆😆

Tbh its pretty slow and low gears on hills. But always gets you there! Its always a bit of shock getting back in it after driving around in the other motor which has a 3.0td. Have occaisonally had to stick it in low box on very steep hills with chipper and load on, usually only if i have met someone coming down and had to stop.

 

But i love it. Its  a 1996 and in 2 and bit years its needed a uj, brake pads, hand brake adjusting and exhaust tightening. 

 

Have thought about changing engine for a 1kzte or 2lt but dont reckon they are as reliable. And the 5l ( na 3litre) are like hens teeth.

 

Is yours a double cab?

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Sounds like how I'd expect then really! But like you say, itll get you there! 

Mines a single cab tipper, big lift, front and rear winches(well rear is half done), 2.4 turbo from a mk3, custom shaped tipper to clear the big  wheels.

I've had it 3 years and its barely been on the road😣 But as I still miss my completely standard mk3 that went 12 years ago, this one is going nowhere!  I'll get it done, then I cant wait to get it on and offroad👌👌

I would love a double cab as well, but the one I've got will be my 3rd vehicle so I really cant justify another 😣😂😂

 

If you're on Facebook theres a great group called the Mk1 -4 hilux owners, something like that, very good group.👍

 

 

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Sounds great. Pics please!

 

Just out of interest did you fit the standard mk3 2l engine with a turbo or have you changed the engine out for a 2lt? 

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21 minutes ago, billpierce said:

Sounds great. Pics please!

 

Just out of interest did you fit the standard mk3 2l engine with a turbo or have you changed the engine out for a 2lt? 

Changed the whole engine and gearbox. When I got it,  part of the reason I bought it in fact, it had a 200 tdi fitted! Dont laugh, it was a great idea, easy to find, solid old more powerful engine, but something wasnt right between the engine and gearbox, so it was killing gearboxes.

I bought a whole cheap mk4 as a donor.

I'll try and get some pictures up, but I've not been successful the last few times....

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