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11 hours ago, Gray git said:


It's hard enough just to get a young lad a trailer towing test at the moment!
 

My waiting list is till August & already have some pre bookings for Sept & Oct.

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On 29/04/2021 at 08:48, maybelateron said:

Yes, I would be very tempted to change my 3.5T Iveco tipper to the 6.5 or 7.5T eqivalent.

DVSA will need to take a good hard look at the restricted Olicense criteria before anything else changes or there will be tens of thousands of guys out there unable to go to work, if they could cut the 7.5 ton and under red tape most builders/ tree surgeon's would go for a bigger truck and run legal.

 

Bob

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What would we do with all.the 3.5 t tippers if this went ahead? Would prices plummet?

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Yes, I would be very tempted to change my 3.5T Iveco tipper to the 6.5 or 7.5T eqivalent.
My Reynolds Boughton RB44/66 (twin rear wheel) tipper went to a new home on a sheep farm in the Falklands. Wish I had kept it now!
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That looks a beast of a truck. I bet it will run forever.

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On 01/05/2021 at 14:20, swinny said:

What would we do with all.the 3.5 t tippers if this went ahead? Would prices plummet?

Scrap them, they are not fit for purpose, all they have ever been is a get around the system truck. Put an arb body on a 3.5 ton truck,fill it with fuel, put the tools on, hang a chipper up its arse ,put three muckers in the front and its fully loaded. At best you may get away with chucking some hedge cuttings in the back.

 

Bob

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On 01/05/2021 at 14:20, swinny said:

What would we do with all.the 3.5 t tippers if this went ahead? Would prices plummet?

Export them all to eastern Europe and Africa. 

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5 minutes ago, benedmonds said:

Export them all to eastern Europe and Africa. 

Where they would carry 6t. 

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