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Old 03-01-2017, 09:06 PM
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I wouldn't have a Autobox for where I am... some of my friends have them and it's a marmite thing.... some say they are the best thing since 4wd and others curse there existence and there own poor judgment.

But I do find a pickup is far better for general work than the Iveco was... I can do all the towing work I used to as although the Iveco could tow 3.5t I rarely towed more than 2.8 anyway due to hills and not having traction.

Only thing I miss is having such a big rear bed and the Tipper! but neither really outweighs the versatility of the pickup I now have... Only thing I can't carry without a trailer now are 4 and 6 yard skips.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:08 PM
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use to have that issue with my old transit tipper the iveco vans i had a look at on autotrader would need two spaces and then would probably overhang over the rear
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:20 PM
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Rather than a tipper try one of these.
http://www.loadhandler.co.uk/index.htm
Bought one as a Christmas present for a guy who works for me who delivers logs in his spare time. He estimates 15 seconds to unload a pickup full of logs now and next to no effort.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:22 PM
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As a tool, for me ivecos are the best. I used to have 3 n still got 2 on fleet. Great trucks dont wince at hard work and they have outlasted every transit ive have. In fact i think 4 transits have been and gone in same time ive had one iveco.

Any way. As for your pick up choice, i think youve answered your own question
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:26 PM
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was just looking for other options
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Rather than a tipper try one of these.
http://www.loadhandler.co.uk/index.htm
Bought one as a Christmas present for a guy who works for me who delivers logs in his spare time. He estimates 15 seconds to unload a pickup full of logs now and next to no effort.
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Its like a poor mans walking floor
Got it in one! But even rich men don't tend to put walking floors in their pickups - a bit overkill.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:29 PM
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Have a go in the new Navara - I've got one and am made up with it. It is great for towing (also have a new Defender, which is dog toffee in every way in comparison).
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:38 PM
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Personally think the defender is one of the most over rated motors out there granted only driven a 2006 110 and a 1988 90 but they are horrible ok if your on a farm moving trailers through a field but having to pretty much drive everywhere with the window down for comfort, your knee constantly banging against the window winder, piss poor economy (fair enough the 90 is modded and goes like fook) but day to day life they are horrible
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