About a ton, it's in as new condition. The thing that's making me dither is that I had a look at a new one in MC Mart ages ago and wasn't impressed at how much play was on the cross slide. Are they badged by Clark?"....very cheap...."
Define, please? Free delivery makes it even more attractive, but I'd want to see it working if possible.
No, it's a "Mounty Pole" from Nationwide Trailer Parts at Sherburn near Leeds.
Cost something short of £40 and is well worth it and NTP were a joy to deal with, very helpful and quick delivery. There's another one on the market called "Pro Pole" available from Cargo stop that's similarly priced but has a bewildering array of screw-on heads. There's probably one shaped like a plate that you can stick out of the cab window at the butty van to save getting out of the cab .
All joking aside though, I wish I'd bought one a long time ago. I don't mind clambering around on the trailer if I have to, occasionally I have to do this:
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...and there's really no other way to do it than the way we've been doing it for decades but for sticking the corner protectors on the pole is worth it's weight in teabags .
I don't take offence on the netAgreed, and apologies to @bricol for any offence.
None was intended, I just have problems with having someone who in all probability has never been near a lorry telling me how to do a job that I've been doing quite safely and competently for many years. Sadly we have to legislate for the lowest common denominators in society these days, the kind who wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes in the industry when I started...
Edit: having reread that, I meant someone in H&S telling me what to do as opposed to bricol... (It's been a long hot day, almost 10 hours driving and close to 500 miles.)
As well as the skill and pride in a job well done...Tautliners took the hard work out of it.
Thank you.You lucky man!!
A pal once said, describing my luck, "We could throw you in the Kyle (of Sutherland) wearing your best suit and you'd come out with a salmon in each pocket" - you're of the same ilk!