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Old 02 March 2007, 19:29   #1
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...If you use a 7.5 tonner as a tow vehicle the weight of the whole rig can't exceed 8250kg-ie empty 7.5 tonner@4 tonnes(ish) means it can tow 4250kg.
Nos, can you suggest some 7.5 tonners which weigh 4 tons? Serious question.
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A quick Google around shows that a 7.5t Iveco Eurocargo chassis cab has a kerb weight of about 3000Kg, so by the time it's got a body on I'd guess that Nos isn't far off the mark.

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Nos, can you suggest some 7.5 tonners which weigh 4 tons? Serious question.
Most of them actually-it depends what length body and cab is on them and if there's a tail lift or not.They range from 3 tonnes to 5.5. AFAIK the MAN is the heaviest (but also one of the most comfortable) Obviously sleeper cabs weigh more. A curtainside body can be further lightened by judicious use of an angle grinder and conversion to a flatbed.

Of all of them, the Isuzu 7.5 tonner is the lightest but a pig to drive.
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Old 03 March 2007, 06:22   #4
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Most of them actually..... the Isuzu 7.5 tonner is the lightest but a pig to drive.
OK, thanks for that...now we need them to be 4x4.
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OK, thanks for that...now we need them to be 4x4.
I don't think anyone makes a 4x4 7.5 tonner. The extra weight would make it useless for carrying much of a load.
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I don't think anyone makes a 4x4 7.5 tonner. The extra weight would make it useless for carrying much of a load.
I think Jono has one doesn't he?

How about this one, 2300 and with a tank to fill up the Rib

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I think Jono has one doesn't he?
I thought his Leyland Daf was 2wd? I can't find the pic he posted of it though.
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I don't think anyone makes a 4x4 7.5 tonner. The extra weight would make it useless for carrying much of a load.
Yeh. I've been down this road and when I asked you about the weight of 7.5 tonners, I'd forgotten about the need for 4 wheel drive.

I almost bought this a while back but it turned out I could pull more weight with a Disco.
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I think Jono has one doesn't he?

How about this one, 2300 and with a tank to fill up the Rib

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I could REALLY do with one of those - preferably already full.
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I almost bought this a while back but it turned out I could pull more weight with a Disco.
I worked with the REME a few years ago and could tell you a few stories about those Renaults!

Bottom line is they were used as part of the competetive tendering process to drive costs down, and a number were ordered as "sweeteners" once the deal was once again awarded to LDV.

The chassis on those vehicles needed a number of strategically placed shims to make them drive in a straight line.
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