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  1. and when you have done that and over width please tell us all what reason you have for been over width as a civilian
  2. no doubt bio friendly in the middle of a battle field and approved by BEA systems to get the absolute best deal for HMG
  3. Just got cast note for a Foden. Info 35KE50 8FD coy Para. Any body able to add this or better still any working photos
  4. Just got my sister who lives in Florida to type in Blue BS381c paint she has said there are loads of option available in the US apparently Walmart can do it in cans by request
  5. when the m62 motorway was been built in our part of the world we had two Swedish guys who lodged in my parents pub. They were doing piling for a Swedish company called Balken piling. When there company had quoted for the job from british engineers all measurements had been in mm. they arrived here and asked for the measurements in feet and inches as that is was then used in Sweden. Things were not going right for these guys and we all sat down with these guys to see if we could help. we got out our 16 ft retractable tape measures along side theirs and spot on same as theirs. Then some one spotted they only had ten inches to the foot Feet were spot on True I swear
  6. the holmes cranes fitted as wreckers during ww11 where built and designed in the US with imperial structural work steel sizes. but all bearings and shaft sizes/ gears are to metric sizes
  7. all the pallet companies UK can offer reciprocal services through out Europe one I recommend is Palletforce at a guess door to door 48 hrs 1 tonne pallet standard Belgium £55 but check first pallet dearest
  8. many year ago I visited a company in leeds called wybeck recovery and they had one in their yard although they stressed it was not theirs
  9. keeps its owner happy that's all that matters
  10. like to think I could look that good when I am knocking on a hundred
  11. Not completely au fait with the set up but if you jack up one side all wheels and turn one wheel do they all go same way yes then every thing ok. if you jack up all wheels up and put transmission in gear and turn a wheel and all wheels go the same way and all wheels on opposite side go the other then every thing ok. After that if you have not got 2 oks I am bollaxed I genuinely believe you are confusing your self by looking to deep.
  12. best of luck in you current project hope your 35 year old foden borrowed 20 ton low loader and 7.5 ton spec lift live up to your expectations my word I will comment no more but if you happen to get stuck there are people you can ring for advise and I don't mean my self. but people with 50 or more years experience
  13. Reason I say for commercial is there are all sorts of rules and regs relating to cars
  14. our painter has said this to me before Simply take of a panel or something like and take it to a commercial paint supplier and they will match it for you mixing up small or large quantities at reasonable rates tell them its for a commercial vehicle .
  15. what we don't want at end of day but its more common than you would imagine
  16. is there any chance you can ever put the bit that's missing on the back back on
  17. if it sits directly on chassis you could have problems with gear change also
  18. the biggest problem with the club insurance type people is when you need them most you are dealing with call handlers who have set questions to ask when dealing with your call no knowledge whats so ever of your situation or the vehicle they are being asked to deal with. My advise if you want to go it alone is to ring up a recovery operator who has knowledge of military vehicles and ask what its liable to cost to go home get pulled of motorway etc and set up a cash account. Bear in mind it don't have to be in their area they have the contacts. then in your moment of dire need give them a ring. One such type has been mentioned many others are available stay clear of those that waffle on. Little tip take note and see which private operators are actually towing currently serving Mod vehicles about or doing recoveries for the Mod very few are done by the Mod anymore
  19. cranes have a subframe usually easily deep enough to clear that
  20. For information only Apart from Autohome there are manyclubs offering breakdown and recovery services for larger vehicles. Some aresubscription and some are pay for use. As far as I am aware none of thesecompanies have any vehicles of their own. All rely on a data base of recoveryvehicle operators who they call out. These recovery operators have inter traderates that they will work for. Any of these operators will if contacted bewilling to quote at set rates for any job anywhere in the country. What I was suggestingis rather than setting up a new club service merely get your name on the database offering the unique services you can provide. Also means at a stroke youcan provide recovery at competitive rates anywhere not just locally. As anexample today we have had two jobs one was airlines in greater London the otherwas a sat nav job in county Durham we took both on and sorted within 1.5 hrs atcompetitive rates everyone happy
  21. Hi I think if you are thinking of offering a recovery service you going to have to do better than that reply to get a good take up. the question was can you recover an 8 wheel drops with a load on its back yes or no My reply would be of course sir where do you want it
  22. I am fascinated but who but military would need them they look new let us know when you have answer
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