Anyone built a recovery truck from a chasis cab

  1. moose Member

    Just a thought, vehicle might be able to be uprated, but to drive it , would depend on their driving licence and entitlement??? (I think)
     
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  2. colnerov

    colnerov Member

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    Hi, Yes, it's not so much the vehicle, it's having to have a tacho card and CPC if it's being used in connection with a business or for reward.

    Colin
     
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  3. Rear overhang looks bigger than 60% of the wheelbase?
     
  4. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    And thats where the costs start adding up
     
  5. 8ob

    8ob Member

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    With the best will in the world and using the lightest materials I dont think a 3.5 tonner is ever going to legally carry anything other than a small frontwheel drive car. The train weights would allow some to tow a decent trailer, not sure on legalities so one for @Justme . 4x4`s are about the only vehicle afforded any concessions on trainweight vs licence vs tacho and compliance so again one for Richie.

    Bob
     
  6. captain-destructo

    captain-destructo all the gear no idea

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    its all to do with the running costs and the restrictions it puts on the drivers(driving time)
    but mainly the money side they just dont want to spend it

    optical illusion ...... measured to perfection :thumbup:
     
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  7. chris pruteanu Member

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    Best buy a strong 4x4 and a ifor williams ct136hd trailer... Cheaper insurance, you can use the tow vehicle for leisure too!
     
  8. 8ob

    8ob Member

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    Another option for 3.5 ton class drivers is the mini artic, also makes the trailer a lot less desirable to the great unwashed.
    There are some permutations of car licences issued before certain dates that allow these to be used for up to something like 12 tons gross on an ordinary car licence.

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  9. captain-destructo

    captain-destructo all the gear no idea

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    number 2 built and ready to go

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  10. ukracer Member

    Thats why we sold the one we extended and added a beaver tail. Whilst it was big enough it would not legally carry much at all.
    We sold it to a car who raced stock cars so they were light enough to be legal but as a recovery truck they were a waste of time.
     
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  11. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    It's amazing what they can carry :laughing:

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  13. captain-destructo

    captain-destructo all the gear no idea

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    i believe they have a few sayings

    if its on its gone!
    its only illegal if you get caught!
    etc
    etc
     
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