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  1. We run two Defender 130 tippers, we also have a d Max tipper and a Ford ranger tipper, the d max and ranger have far better comfort but when it comes to their capabilities off road they don’t even come close to the Defenders, the strength of the engine and box when going down hill off road with a weighted trailer, you just can’t compare it with any of the other 4x4’s. If you keep on top off them maintenance wise they are no trouble.
  2. As a company we would never let any subbies climb without a indate LOLER, our subbies LOLER's are monitored and they are reminded 4 weeks prior to them expiring
  3. I've been in business for 17 years and never had one, I was pulled by the police a few years ago for having a light out on the trailer, only time I've ever been asked to see a WCL and after a short debate with the officer we came to an agreement that it wasn't waste and I was allowed to continue on my way. IMO having a WCL will never stop illegitimate ones amongst us fly tipping.
  4. I've had this argument before, if what I'm carrying is not waste then no need for a licence. I'm not carrying it back to a recycling centre it's going back to my yard for resale.
  5. Depends what you class as waste, if you carrying chip or timber back to your yard for profit then it can't be waste.
  6. Most importantly you need a insurance company to do what you pay them for as quickly as possible, we have have 4 claims aswell as a vehicle stolen in the past 10 years and cannot fault the service from the NFU, the longest claim took two weeks to sort out. In one of the claims there was a trailer involved which was written off but that was insured with trust under our plant insurance and it took them 6 months to settle the claim after loads of stress and messing around arguing with them.
  7. Thanks for the replies, I was scratching my head looking at the square heads on the bolts, I can see the difference now. I will re order the correct ones now [emoji106]
  8. Hi Does anybody know if there is a special tool for tightening the exhaust bolts on the husqvarna 3120xp. Both of ours have both gone down with the same problem in the last couple of weeks. First one was put on the bench by a member of staff saying the baffles had gone, after taking a look both exhaust bolts where missing, also after checking the threads in the head they where gone so I've had to helicoil them. New bolts have come but I can't get anything inside the exhaust holes to tighten them. Any help would me much appreciated Regards Steve
  9. Isuzu d max is the worst 4x4 I've ever bought, still got a 08 ranger a that is the best all rounder, defenders aren't far the best off road but terrible to drive in the road, but as Mick as said none of them are great capacity wise.
  10. I'm going to have a try at one in the next couple of weeks, just clearing a space for it at the minute Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

    <p>Hi there Smithers </p>

    <p>I'm very intrested in the crane and chipper </p>

    <p>Have you a contact number so I can ask about purchasing it</p>

    <p>Andafew other questions </p>



  12. It is a very fair price, that's what I sold it to David for back in January, it probably could have been a bit more looking at what's for sale online. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk


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