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  1. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    no doubt youv seen small pickups used by trad windies. iv seen mainly Toyota hilux 2wd for the most part that seem good being low to the ground easy to hike ladders on and off Photo-0019.jpg . the wfp lads seem to go for the bigger 4x4 that are higher off the ground

    today i saw what looks to be a good low contender this ssangyong was in Ipswich
     
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  2. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    are you thinking of jacking it and painting it black :eek:
     
  3. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I used to have a Mazda BT 50 Crew cab for trad back in Jersey. Nice enough truck
     
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    Don't see the point if you're trad if your wfp then that's a different thing as loads easier than a van plus you get 5 seats
     
  5. Reach For The Glass

    Reach For The Glass Well-Known Member
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    I toyed with the idea of a pickup.

    Not convinced though for wfp. A flat tanks going to take up half if not a third of your trailer space, reels to put in, poles, i have a backpck to store (no reels needed) a ladder etc etc

    Could just see it getting frustrating and tight working out of one of theses things. But I do love them.

    Can't see the room myself and they ain't cheap things to buy and run.

    I'd love to be convinces otherwise though
     
  6. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I was shown the Ranger by a company that was promoting them with a 500L system in the back.

    When tank was full with reel and 1 pole driver and passanger you were at max payload. That was a crew cab as well. Not brilliant payloads for our business.
     
  7. steve garwood

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    Aesthetic wise they look great. However, the thought of all your gear out in the open (unless you buy one of them removable roof thingys that look horrific and would be a pain to keep moving) would put me off. Things like, when it gets icy, you put a small rad in the back of the van. What you supposed to do with a pick up? Just my opinion, sorry if I've cheesed of any pick up owners out there :thumbsup:
     
  8. Reach For The Glass

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    Completely agree steve.

    Look fantastic but not suited to this game whatsoever in my opinion.

    You could get the hydraulic hard covers that lift up nicely but don't forget everything's high up. Lumping the backpack off or winding reels up could be a right pain. Just not worth the aggro.

    Shame really because I wouldn't hesitate to get one if it was more practical.
     
  9. boarcity

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    for trad use ,i can see the pickup benefits. most 2wd pickups have a lower roofline than vans with barn doors. the lower the better if you are humping ladders on and off all day. the last van [with barn doors] that was made with a low roofline was the ford escort. these were popular with all kinds of tradesmen for that reason.
    the biggest windie firm in my area is trad and theyv recently changed from escorts to the new ford connect. im sure the workers will curse the extra height when it comes to loading/unloading the ladders
    regarding the ssangyong in my photo i did a bit of online searching,seems it wont be any good as a trad windie wagon.its low which is why i thought its nice BUT its 4 wheel drive and because of that its heavy and because its 4 wheel drive it has a really big turning circle,no good at all for use on residential estates
     
  10. steve garwood

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    I have a roll bar on the back of my Peugeot expert van. Getting the ladder of is a piece of doddle :thumbsup:
     
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