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richy_B

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  1. I had a exeter retort for a couple of years when I made charcoal. If you have a strong market and very low life costs then you might be ok but I found its an incredibly hard to make any return.
  2. Sorry, I have no idea why I wrote MEWP in the title, must have been thinking about two things at once (dangerous!). Nothing to do with a MEWP, its was just about a tractor! Cheers for the replies.
  3. Can you tow an Ifor type trailer behind an agricultural tractor?For agricultural/forestry activities. Legally not physically is my question.
  4. Well that's sh*t and very sobering. I remember reading about David Shepherd of Theocus arb and thinking the same. Gives you a bit of perspective when stressing about comparatively trivial things.
  5. Amazing set up and all the extras you'd want. Do you know what he's asking for it? I've messaged but a lot of people are off till Monday.
  6. Yes. I'm C1+E, operators license and tacho.
  7. I'm sure I've seen one with a boat on it as well. Was a while back though.
  8. Do you have a link back? I have searched but cant seem to find it. I have seen fifth wheel set ups on pickups (for motorhomes) but these are usually 4t ish trailers with 500-1000kg of the weight on the nose (taking the pickups payload). I wonder if you can run a 7.5t, using its 3t payload and its 4.5t towing capacity? Basically being able to tow a 5t excavator to site with that combo.
  9. I wondered if it was a European thing to cover vehicles like this? 3t tow vehicle and a 9t trailer/load combo. These 'mini artics' would be great in urban environments. Not sure if they are legal in the UK though.
  10. +e is the trailer element. The bit I don't quite get (I understand what it means) is the MAM of 12t meaning a 7.5t vehicle pulling a 4.5t trailer. Is there such a thing as a 4.5t trailer? I've only ever seen the usual ifor type 3.5t then its proper drawbar trailers 12t upwards. Doesnt seem to be anything in between?
  11. It may well be. It would be worth double checking mate. I'm sure many on here know.... Medium-sized vehicles Category C1 You can drive vehicles between 3,500 and 7,500kg MAM (with a trailer up to 750kg). Category C1E You can drive C1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg. The combined MAM of both cannot exceed 12,000kg.
  12. Are you asking me? I've not got it yet. So far I've been to Isuzu and Iveco main dealers. They have quite a lot of new or year old stock. My issue (not unique but lesser common) is the LEZ and ULEZ in London. It basically means it has to be Euro6 onwards.
  13. Make sure you have the correct licence to tow anything more than 750kg with 7.5 tonner mate. I think it might be hgv1 you need. I'm sure it's c1+e.

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