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Mark James

Isuzu NKR Grafter Range

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Doe's any on here have one or used one?


Looks like you could make it into a good wee arbtruck.


Any info on them would be gratefully received as i fancy buying one.


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3L turbo 53 plate pulls like a train,

Does not like to start to well on cold mornings,

uncomfortable ride,

Carries the weight very well.

main dealer will con you for everything he can after sales,well the one here did

Sump rusted out after 4 years not covered on warranty,

Batteries needed replacing after one year not covered on warranty,

if you have a tow bar make sure there is somewhere for the spare tyre.

Recalled after 2 years for steering damper modification, Isuzu letter said it was free of charge main dealer wanted to charge.

Paint job on roof so thin you could see the primer through it,

15 to 20 MPG loaded or not

Still got it though

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Is any of the small tippers better than it then as far as price and economy, and thanks for your answers it's good to hear from someone that's experienced one of them.

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Not the quickest or comfiest of trucks, probably one of the bounciest and would get stuck on a puddle. But holds weight well and keeps on pulling when loaded and towing. You can get 3 up in the front but it's a squeeze. Turning circle is amazing

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Thanks guys

It was built by a company in Birmingham, but dealt with a company in the new forest that aranged it all

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We have a 58 plate.

Awsome power, turning circle and load carrying.

I think they forgot to add comfort and space in the cab, aithough there is a wide cab option.


The bouncy ride is unreal. Any uneven road surface at over 25mph will see everything not tied down on the floor or driver.

For extra comedy value try putting things in the overhead compartments and see how long they stay there, could be dangerous to the unwary driver.


Had three recalls, free fix but still truck off road- and talking of off road the Grafter will get stuck on a wet tarmac road unladen with a moderate incline. I am not joking.:thumbdown:


O and lumpy gear change but ok when you get used to it.


If I had to choose again I would get a transit or Iveco but I would really miss the turning circle.

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