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4x4 tipper worth it?

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Hi everyone,

 

I am thinking about getting a 4x4 pick up with arb back. I am climber for another company but have my own gardening business and regularly get small tree jobs would a 4x4 pick up with arb back be a good investment or should I just get a tipper truck? 

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Depends if you need 4x4 or not for the actual work and tipping off.

 

Transit size trucks have a lot more capacity.

 

Super/king cab is better for gear storage, but again reduces capacity.

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Got my hilux converted a year a go and love it. I use it as my every day vehicle as well so didn't want a transit ect. The chip capacity isn't huge but I just price accordingly for that extra tip run.

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49 minutes ago, jameshs22 said:

Got my hilux converted a year a go and love it. I use it as my every day vehicle as well so didn't want a transit ect. The chip capacity isn't huge but I just price accordingly for that extra tip run.

How much are we talking If I was to get a hilux converted?

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Approx 5k +vat depending on spec (tool box, barn doors, ladder rack ect). Can probably get it cheaper if you shop around and willing to travel

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If only a small 4x4 get your self a good wide fork and fetch it off by hand lot cheaper then tipper body.

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a tipper is a lot easier but if you have some small sheets put one down on the empty body place a layer of brash or chip then another sheet and so on till full then you can pull the sheets off one by one 

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11 minutes ago, daveatdave said:

a tipper is a lot easier but if you have some small sheets put one down on the empty body place a layer of brash or chip then another sheet and so on till full then you can pull the sheets off one by one 

I was about to suggest a sheet (and tie to something and drive off to empty) but several sheets is even better. Simple and ingenious. Thanks for posting.

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