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7.5 ton or 10 ton?

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10/12 tonners are the same physical size as a 7.5 tonner.

 

7.5 tonners only exist due to an oddity of British driver licensing, they are mostly downplated 10 tonners.

 

Even if you can afford brand new I would still buy used, proper trucks just go on and on, mine is 15 years old and done 300k, it costs virtually nothing to run considering the work it does.

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i have class 2 so can drive a vehicle not exceeding 32 tonnes also i passed my C1 + E which is towing vehicle and trailer not exceeding 12 tonnes, so if i got a 10 tonner i could only legally tow 2 tonne which isnt enough for tracked chipper & trailer. Can you down rate a 10 tonner to say 9 tonne :confused1:

 

Must admit i drove an old mercedes and that was hammered by loads of numpyts and it never broke down, ever.

 

Do u have an iveco?

 

 

 

 

10/12 tonners are the same physical size as a 7.5 tonner.

 

7.5 tonners only exist due to an oddity of British driver licensing, they are mostly downplated 10 tonners.

 

Even if you can afford brand new I would still buy used, proper trucks just go on and on, mine is 15 years old and done 300k, it costs virtually nothing to run considering the work it does.

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You can plate it at whatever you want, 9 tonnes, 9.5 tonnes, anything between the unladen weight and the maximum design weight.

 

Then if you ever get C+E you could always replate it at full whack.

 

Mines an Iveco, 18 tonner.

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A way around this is to run 2 vehicles.

We run a 3.5t tipper plus a Navarra towing an Ifor tipping trailer which gives us 7m3 plus 3m3 legally.

Tipper can tow loaded trailer if required and Navarra does for quoting too.

About £25k for that set up depending on your taste in 4x4 bling...

Ty

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A way around this is to run 2 vehicles.

We run a 3.5t tipper plus a Navarra towing an Ifor tipping trailer which gives us 7m3 plus 3m3 legally.

Tipper can tow loaded trailer if required and Navarra does for quoting too.

About £25k for that set up depending on your taste in 4x4 bling...

Ty

 

Thought about that but its just more hassle, 1 lad cant drive and the other has a car licence but is 17! it would kill my insurance & he would need to do a trailer test, rather go down the 1 vehicle does all route

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Our ten tonner is factory piped for air and has an eighteen ton train weight, well worth looking out for. I think if I was looking for one truck to do all of the jobs I would look at the hookloaders, a hookloader truck with a hiab behind the cab and buy a few different bodies you would have everything covered. Also nice and easy to load when they are dumped on the floor :)

 

Bob

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