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Old 21-09-2017, 08:43 PM
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" From May 2018 specialised heavy vehicles based on an HGV chassis will no longer be exempt from annual MoT roadworthiness inspections, but exemptions will remain in place for those vehicles on special chassis, regardless of their age. "

http://www.theconstructionindex.co.u...ndatory-checks

There's going to be a lot of truck mounted gear that'll be on a boat to Africa ... for not a lot!!
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" From May 2018 specialised heavy vehicles based on an HGV chassis will no longer be exempt from annual MoT roadworthiness inspections, but exemptions will remain in place for those vehicles on special chassis, regardless of their age. "

http://www.theconstructionindex.co.u...ndatory-checks

There's going to be a lot of truck mounted gear that'll be on a boat to Africa ... for not a lot!!
to be fair you dont see many old shitters on the road any more , not round here anyway
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So that's the volumetric boys then. Although doesnt include all terrain cranes which somebody died from the brakes failing a couple of years ago. Seriously the rules in this country are mad...
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So that's the volumetric boys then. Although doesnt include all terrain cranes which somebody died from the brakes failing a couple of years ago. Seriously the rules in this country are mad...
every operator i know has nearly new , with 6 weekly inspections and still go for testing / roadworthy , to many in the game for unreliable old shitters now
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every operator i know has nearly new , with 6 weekly inspections and still go for testing / roadworthy , to many in the game for unreliable old shitters now
There are definitely some mill and mix lorrys and seed cleaners that fall into the shitter catagory vut i expect most will just swith gear onto a new chassis if its a problem
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I think personally that anyone who "believes" there are hundreds of unroadworthy bits of plant in that category rattling round are a little bit delusional. Certainly from the Volumetric/Pump/Concrete end of the spectrum and Most road sweepers you'd struggle to find something over 10 years old as they rot out/wear out far faster on the equipment than the lorry....

The people I fear this will bite down hardest on are the small independent's that own a road sweeper to clean the 200yrds of road outside there yard to keep the council happy...

Seems to me like it could be a difficult one to truly enforce.... what dictates a "Specialised Chassis".

On a side note IMHO the Road haulage industry does a fantastic job of hiding it's own rouges in plain sight.....
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I think personally that anyone who "believes" there are hundreds of unroadworthy bits of plant in that category rattling round are a little bit delusional. Certainly from the Volumetric/Pump/Concrete end of the spectrum and Most road sweepers you'd struggle to find something over 10 years old as they rot out/wear out far faster on the equipment than the lorry....

The people I fear this will bite down hardest on are the small independent's that own a road sweeper to clean the 200yrds of road outside there yard to keep the council happy...

Seems to me like it could be a difficult one to truly enforce.... what dictates a "Specialised Chassis".

On a side note IMHO the Road haulage industry does a fantastic job of hiding it's own rouges in plain sight.....
anything that isn't built on a standard, 'off the shelf' LGV chassis I'd guess Rory.
Most truck mounted cranes, although called 'truck mounted', are built on their own dedicated, in house, chassis and bear no resemblance to a truck chassis, other than their wheel/axle configuration.
Most are built like tanks on massive structural members. I think they'll take some defining, by yer average plod/VOSA walla.





There are 'truck mounted' machines about, like the little 8t Hinos, etc., but are plainly a crane sub-chassis mounted on a standard commercial truck chassis ... and swap-able.





There's not much else really that falls into this sort of 'category', as far as build goes .... as has been said, most other bits of kit are lorry mounted equipment, all be it often very specialised, but truck mounted gear, which can be swapped to another suitable chassis.

Don't think there'll be too many grey areas
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would that mean there would be more onsite truck based equipment tested that never go on the road or not,

how about the the 'agri spec lad' crowd ie they use trucks on farms to haul bales and grass, as some are modified they are except from test
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Typical knee jerk reaction, they set out to sort the testing of cranes cos of the Baldwins incident but they come up with a solution that interferes with many other things and best of all it doesn't cover all cranes.

Why could they not just say we need to test all cranes yearly...end of. But oh no that's too easy.
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would that mean there would be more onsite truck based equipment tested that never go on the road or not,

how about the the 'agri spec lad' crowd ie they use trucks on farms to haul bales and grass, as some are modified they are except from test
if they never go on the road they'll not need to be tested ..... if they haul on the road then they should already need testing
Modified or not if it's truck based, it will require testing for road use, BTLs.
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