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Hi. Does anyone run a truck like this in the uk? Can’t find any examples in the uk. I’m interested in the idea of loading brush and timber directly into the body but also having an option to chip into it as well. Seems to be a common option in the states and countries like Germany. 

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As Dan said you get some used for taking logs away once it is down but they've not really got the reach for grapple saw work. 8 or 9metres is your limit.


Should be able to get a better deal on a used 6 wheeler compared to an 8 as they are less popular then just switch the clamshell to a forestry grab. Could probably add 400mm additions to the sides as well to increase the volume. A 6 wheeler should hold 12t odd which is a lot of tree.


We looked at it last year but it was going to be £40k for the lorry, about £3k estimate for servicing and mot the £4k a year insurance. Didn't think we'd ever make our money back. Plus finding C class drivers is much harder to do.



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