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About Andy244

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  • Birthday 12/06/1966

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    Preston Lancashire
  • Interests
    military vehicles, shooting, fishing, motorcycles, brass bands, beer.
  • Occupation
    Garage proprietor, part time gamekeeper
  1. Well chaps, Monday was test day at Kirkham HGV test station and it sailed through! :yay:
  2. In standard trim mine weighs 6100 kg, the only item not present when weighed was the bench seat from the rear, all the drop sides and the canvas were still present. I would imagine that the manufacturers plate weight of 6600 kg refers to the variants fitted with a winch and or tail lift. SV Tech told me of another GS they recently down rated that was presented for test with a weigh bridge ticket of approx 5500 kg, apparently it had been raped beforehand! :-D OK, I'm still under 2000 kg, but I have gained permission by making a statement of intended use, this statement coupled with the vehicles special historic nature gained the approval of VOSA to down rate and run without tacho. I shall be taxing it and using it as a private heavy goods vehicle. The minimum 2000 kg payload is not actually a legal requirement, it is only a VOSA imposed recommendation, therefore if you provide 'good reason' and make a written statement of intended use, permission will be granted. :drive: Andy
  3. My 244 is finally ready for test. I have spent the last few weeks getting it prepared. I have down rated to 7.5 tonnes with the help of SV Tech. I have fitted side rails, rear under run bar and later spec rear marker boards. Apart from these modifications the only maintenance items have been a couple of bulbs and a replacement air brake valve. I am confident of a first time pass. Then, hopefully within a few days or so I will have the necessary paperwork to enable me to register and tax it, :-D just in time for it's first show at the 'Festival of Transport' on August 9th at the 'Leisure Lakes' in Tarleton near Preston. Wish me Luck! Regards Andy
  4. I can't believe it's 17 yrs since the last one.:shocked: Mind you, it was a good do, I've only just cured the hangover! :sweat::-D Tarleton born and bred by the way. Regards Andy
  5. You only 'get it' every ten years? :shocked::nono:. May I respectfully suggest that you trade her in for a younger and livelier model! :-D
  6. Hi everyone, just a quick introduction. I'm currently in the process of registering and downrating a Leyland Daf 244. I have found a few snippets of info on here and decided it was time to join in, so here I am.:-D My name is Andy by the way, if you hadn't already guessed! :cool2:
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