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  1. Hello, Hyva PTO driven tipping gear on our Iveco. Today it is just hissing air from the control when you try and use it. No tipping. PTO seems to be engaging. Hydraulic levels and filter seem OK. Any ideas where to go next?
  2. I found that true and mad! My euro6 iveco 75 was significantly cheaper than a transit tipper of the same age and miles. I'm a big transit t350 fan but compared to a 7.5t it's words apart. Apart from the obvious payload advantage its tows a 3.5t trailer like a dream.
  3. It depends on your existing day rate in my opinion. If you are a freelance climber with own climbing kit, saw and decent condition tipper, all in you should be £260-300 in London.
  4. I looked at an Isuzu N75, aluminium tipper body and 1.2m high sides - came in at 3600kg kerb weight, 3900kg payload (inc driver). It would need another row of ally planks and a roof but I reckon you could go a hundred or so KG over and get away with it - 12m3 of chip. Cab was really uncomfortable though. I ended up buying a eurocargo tipper. Less payload but so much more for your money. Auto, cruise and a comfy cab.
  5. Maybe a daft question but I'm not sure! My new iveco is 24v, I'm used to a 12v! A good 12v battery is usually high 12s maybe 13v. What should good 24v battey(ies) be? Mine (2 x 12v in series) currently sit about 24.6-24.7 and I'm wondering if I need to replace this autumn. I'd ha e thought I'd want 25-26v with the engine off.
  6. Spend the extra now and go for 7.5t . My eurocargo tipper was cheaper than a transit to buy and carries triple. 3.5t vehicles are so limiting for arb work.
  7. Need to get a 12t machine low loadered from Hereford HR2 to London UB6. 130 Miles, 3-4 hours. Any recommendations? Be great to get a back leg, can be flexible on pickup days. Thanks, Rich.
  8. Thats ideal - much appreciated. As has been said, it's highly unlikely but a utility company isn't going to take "I am sure it'll be fine"... With this I can give them the maths and assess/tick it off the RAMS.
  9. That could be a solution, if there is indeed a problem. I'm just trying to find something to refer to at this stage. Can't find much via Google in terms of weight displacement on soils etc. Althought not entirely sure I'm phrasing my searches correctly.
  10. I'm not really worried about it but the ultimate concern is collapsing a sewer that could cost vast amounts of money in emergency works should anything go wrong. Clearly it's very deep and as monkeybusiness says - forces will be dissipated quickly. 12 metres is 4 storeys so huge. I am just fishing for information to properly risk assess and mitigate. Anecdotal information although generally obvious/common sense is hard to use for large national clients. Trying to find some info I can reference.
  11. Not the specific brand but seems a decent spec for the money. Hydraulic brakes only though. I have a veru similar Herbst 8t dropside and paid not a lot more from Agri lincs.
  12. Yep, 12 metres deep and 100 metres up the track it is 22 metres deep to take into consideration the local terrain. It hasn't been dug since they built it in late 19th century so no idea on what's there but I'm assume it's mainly London clay. It is really deep and as you say cities are full of sewers - no where near as deep. I don't want to be the exception to collapse a massive sewer!
  13. Hello, wasn't sure the best place to post this. In autumn I have a job working on a pond/vegetation project. All straightforward - to assist with reach we are going to use 8-10t excavator. An item has come up : there is a very large Victoria sewer that we have to cross. This sewer is said to be 9ft/2.5m diameter, brick built and 100 plus years old. It's part of the mains infrastructure and managed by Thames Water. The sewer is 12 metres below where we need to cross it. That seems huge and I'd imagine you'd need hundreds of tons to be a risk- but I'm not an engineer. Thames Water are reluctant to make an suggestion to its loading bearing for crossing it. I think we are all in agreement it seems highly unlikely but everyone is bit reluctant to be the one to make the call and put their name on it. If it did collapsed it would be a huge issue though as I'm told it serves 5000+ homes. And again its 12 metres below ground... I was wondering about making some sort of basic bridge. Some trakmats a couple of metres either side of the sewer and maybe some beams or something - so basically at no point are we putting direct downward pressure on it. Hoping this might alleviate clients concerns. Any thoughts? Am I massively overthinking it? (feel like i am, but not a bad thing).
  14. I'll have to get the serial Monday. It is a 2008 model so assume its a mach 1.
  15. Thanks Gareth, any suggestions for this? I am told there any sharper hammers but is the auxiliary fan an option?


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