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Posted: 19 Jan. 2014,10:28 QUOTE

is that due to you having grandfather rights of passing your test before 1997 ?

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Posted: 19 Jan. 2014,12:07 QUOTE

this whole issue seems to be a legal minefield
as kieran rightly mentioned payload figures are for a chassis cab
so to keep right i never go over 1.5 tonnes

also how often do you need to pick up 3.5 tonnes of gear?

a pick up for me is to pick up the odd tonne or half tonne of agg when you have had your 10 tonne or whatever delivered

I know there can be a slight saving at the quarry
I.e. I can pick up a tonne of sand for 15 a heath and reach sand pits
but I can buy it for 30  at butterfields which is 15 miles closer
the only people i see regularly overloading are the pikeys
3 packs of block paving on a transit tipper?
couldnt believe my eyes
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Posted: 19 Jan. 2014,12:44 QUOTE

Most of the listing on ebay for a transit drop side tipper are showing a payload of 1725kg and a GVW of 3500

I hear what your all saying but i will call into a ford dealer and get this confirmed


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Posted: 19 Jan. 2014,12:47 QUOTE

The biggest weight carrier is the cabstar, which is why the mounted cherry picker uses them. The transit payload on a tipper will not be anywhere near that. Thats the payload on a chassis cab

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Posted: 19 Jan. 2014,13:24 QUOTE

Soon all the grandfather rights are going yo be rescinded and you'll need to do the test to drive 3.5 ton plus.

long term im thinking moving towards a 11 ton wagon with a small drag on it for moving the smaller machines under 8 ton

something like this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm....6799d28

seems popular in europe and with the planer lads

something like this would be perfect few year off though



i know dave runs a big scania T cab with a small box and a drag but to big for me.


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Posted: 19 Jan. 2014,21:12 QUOTE

Wagon and drag is the future; it is a multi-purpose vehicle.

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Posted: 19 Jan. 2014,21:25 QUOTE

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Reading that mick, it suggests I could buy a 6.3 tonner and not require a tacho?

youd be fine for your work, but when delivering the crushers you'd need to use a tacho


spot on giles. I put them on the back of my truck at the moment, which means i am under the 3500kg for this rule. If i got a larger truck i would be stuffed. I would have to keep a small truck for deliveries, and that would be costly
My new truck, which is arriving in march, I have decided not to have a tacho fitted. Its 600 and i never use the one i have, as i always avoid trailer towing for hire and reward.


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Posted: 21 Jan. 2014,19:49 QUOTE

Here's a question for those who own 7.5 t lorries.

What (very roughly) does one cost per year to run, not talking mpg, I'm talking tacho, o licence and any other related costs, I'd need someone to maintain the thing for me.

It would make things easier without a doubt.


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Posted: 21 Jan. 2014,19:59 QUOTE

My employer charges 87p per mile. Should add that is the cost of driver/maintanence included but covering well over 100 miles per day. Think 3-5 deliverys per day.

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Posted: 21 Jan. 2014,22:02 QUOTE

the scaffolders have to put theirs in for checks every 6 weeks
costs around 250 a time
plus they have to meet emissions standards to drive into london or its 200 a day
the emissions upgrade costs around 2000
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Posted: 21 Jan. 2014,22:10 QUOTE

my 7.5t costs  175 tax  486 insurance, mot variable usually about 400, saftey checks every 12 weeks 52+vat  takes a hour at designated service garage, use of a yard for o/liecence 1.5 per day makes it easy as don't need my own yard space to fit VOSA spec
no london as lorry is to old to go there
to get o liecence you need to specify a garage that does the work  but i would not be without it for 3 ton excavator transport and carting stuff in and out of jobs    MSH :)


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Posted: 22 Jan. 2014,00:02 QUOTE

12 weeks? Normally 6 but you can push it to 10 with the permission of the traffic commissioner?

How you getting 12?


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Posted: 22 Jan. 2014,07:06 QUOTE

That's what I was going to ask!

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Posted: 22 Jan. 2014,07:45 QUOTE

thats what the garage i use put on the form when i applied for o.liecence about 10 years ago, was accepted so never questioned it....   MSH   :)

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Posted: 22 Jan. 2014,21:45 QUOTE

My six weekly  inspections cost me around 200 as they seem to always find and repair something. Insurance is about a grand a year. Mot is usually about a grand a year. Have to rent a bit of space on a farm for operators centre . Always had one I think I would find it hard to manage with out one. Definitely speeds  my job up.

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Posted: 23 Jan. 2014,21:49 QUOTE

Looking at it, I would be able to get a restricted o licence.

Does that mean less frequent inspection? I could cope with every 10 weeks but every 6 would be a right pain.

Tough for me at the moment as I really don't know if it would be worth it, I'm about 70% sure it would be. I suppose that's the risk you take isn't it.

I'm also guessing that I could put a digger on the back as well?

Like the look of the mitsubishi canters, heard they are very good and they are quite small as well which would be nice.


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Posted: 23 Jan. 2014,22:02 QUOTE

if you use it everyday then youll be on 6 weekly inspections

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Posted: 23 Jan. 2014,22:46 QUOTE

I don't use mine every day but am on 6 weekly checks I have been advised I could apply to cut it down to 10 but don't know where to start

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Posted: 24 Jan. 2014,19:55 QUOTE

Chatting to a bloke today who does crushed, soil, sand etc says his is on 12 weeks and can't see why someone like me wouldn't be.
I'm going to call vosa next week and see what they say. I could cope with 12 weeks but 6 is pushing it.


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Posted: 24 Jan. 2014,20:05 QUOTE

Mine is a cantor and carrys 3.9t if I dont carry ramps for digger about, otherwise it 3.4t
Parts are not cheap but they are very reliable
I cant see any reason for 6 week safety inspections on a builders lorry as your not a full time operater on a blue operators licence but thats only my view    MSH :)


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