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Nicholas Pearson

What tipper truck is the best?

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Hi all,

 

I am looking at getting a tipping truck. What is the best make and model?

 

It will need to tow a traked timberwolf and obvious room for tools and possibly room for the kids to sit in just incase I have to use the truck.

 

I obviously need something reliable and strong. I have heard horror stories about ford transits and there differentials.

 

Any advice will help as there seems to be loads of choice.

 

Cheers

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Transit diffs arnt as bad as you may have heard. Think of the number of these vans in use. It stands to reason there will be more stories of this an that going wrong. Transits have always done us ok. Jap stuff.....probably reliable. I always think the cab looks flimsy. Ive seen thicker fag papers than the doors on those things

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Hi I have Iveco daily with tool box behind the cab and chipp box on back good on diesel and never had any problems although some people will say other wise I use to run only transit but never will again

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I used to run transits but no more....too many centre joint and wheel bearing issues...got a citreon relay brill and does an extra 200 a tank of fuel.

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We have got two isuzu tippers, IMO they are the best trucks for arb. Thy are built like little lorries and not vans and the gearing on them is more suitable for towing and carrying large loads. We also have a transit and the difference between the two is massive. The only downside to isuzu is that the servicing and parts are dearer as you are paying 'lorry prices'. Overall wouldn't have anything else. There's quite a few threads on here about the isuzu's

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Transits are cheep to buy & run there a lot of truck for the money, Isuzu as pointed out already are very nice but dear to buy & run at the end of the day it's all down to how much your spending

One thing I would say that if your towing a tracked chipper you need to get a powerfull truck to handle it, my transit is 145 BHP and pulls but my mates transit is a 90 BHP and it's depressing slow & struggles

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Hi all thanks for the reply all good stuff, I haven't had a look at an Isuzu but will have a look. Is there a 4 wheel drive/all wheel drive van.

 

I have a Toyota hilux at the mo but it's a double cab. I was wondering if anyone has seen a single cab hilux with a tipper back on it. That was my other thinking.

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Transits are cheep to buy & run there a lot of truck for the money, Isuzu as pointed out already are very nice but dear to buy & run at the end of the day it's all down to how much your spending

One thing I would say that if your towing a tracked chipper you need to get a powerfull truck to handle it, my transit is 145 BHP and pulls but my mates transit is a 90 BHP and it's depressing slow & struggles

 

You say that but i run a transit 90. I can fully load it up and with trailer, tracked chipper and stump grinder on the back 2250kg it will still pull ok and get up to 50-60mph. What more can you want then that?

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