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Ive just invested in a cabstar cherry picker 17.5 cte, I will use the picker for my own work but looking at hiring it out if I don't need it, do any of you guys have experience in this, are there any insurance companies who specialise in these vehicles? If anyone could give me any advice I would be gratefull. :thumbup1:

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Hi mate,

I have Unimog 1550L cherry picker....

These guys never batted an eyelid at it LFE insurance 0116 284 6090

Speak to Ash Hastings 0116 284 6095

mine is made up of 2 policies.... road/site

Total 850 ish per year.

 

Tried others, including NFU (who I'm already with). They had a heart attack!

 

Steve

07813 041752

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Many thanks for your help, do you get to hire your cherry picker out often?, I don't have enough work for it so the hiring out i hope will help with payments. John

 

 

Hi John,

give me a call re the cherry picker insurance.

Steve

07813 041752

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ukminch   
Many thanks for your help, do you get to hire your cherry picker out often?, I don't have enough work for it so the hiring out i hope will help with payments. John

 

:sneaky2:I might be wrong here but why would you buy something if you haven't got the work for it? Surely you have a business plan in place, which I would hope would have involved insurance.

 

Good luck anyway:thumbup:

 

R

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:sneaky2:I might be wrong here but why would you buy something if you haven't got the work for it? Surely you have a business plan in place

 

R

 

 

When you invest say 25K in a chipper do we always have 25k worth of work in front of us? yes we have a plan but you know what they say about plans lol, buying kit imo is a calculated gamble end of story.........

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ukminch   

Nope but we do have a plan, well I do...... just sounded a bit iffy with hoping hiring it out will help with the payments. As I said good luck to him, sometimes the kit gets work, most decisions in business involve a gamble.

 

R

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Jesse   
When you invest say 25K in a chipper do we always have 25k worth of work in front of us? yes we have a plan but you know what they say about plans lol, buying kit imo is a calculated gamble end of story.........

 

agree , you'v got to try things in life.:thumbup1:

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Jesse   
Ive just invested in a cabstar cherry picker 17.5 cte, I will use the picker for my own work but looking at hiring it out if I don't need it, do any of you guys have experience in this, are there any insurance companies who specialise in these vehicles? If anyone could give me any advice I would be gratefull. :thumbup1:

 

Good luck mate, i had one but it made me FAT.:001_cool: Went back to old school and i'm now trimmish:lol:

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Many thanks for your help, do you get to hire your cherry picker out often?, I don't have enough work for it so the hiring out i hope will help with payments. John

 

Hi John,

I got my mewp to tow my chipper as my second vehicle. As such it is on nearly every job along side the landy & chip trailer.

 

I never looked it has a 'stand alone' and my pricing structure has not changed per job, just sometimes I get finished quicker and as said it tows the chipper.

 

I will do work that is offered by others, but this wasn't a thought on the purchase.

 

My insurance is for solely for my own business, not certain where the premuims would run on hiring (with or without operator) I suppose it would depend on how the work is done/taken on.

If I wanted to extend my services outside 'tree work' I know it would need a 'insurance re-think"

 

Steve

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