Is there a market for 5.5 ton 2 horse lorries.

rocketdog69

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I currently run a car and a 5.5 ton 2 horse lorry. I'm considering trying to cut costs and just have a 4x4 and trailer. Is there a market out there at the moment for 2 horse lorries.
 

BigRed

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I think so. I am looking to buy one. I have a 4x4 and trailer, I only move one horse, but some of the 3.5 lorries are just too small and the 7,5's are too big ! I travel twice a week and I am fed up with the palaver of hitching up.
 

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Yeah, I'm hoping there are more people out there like yourself. I must admit, I wouldnt buy a 3.5 ton as they seem too small for me. My youngster is going to be huge so a 3.5 t would never do although he would go in a big trailer!
 

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I don't think the coachbuilt 3.5 tonners are small. Some have enormous headroom. It is just that the payload will only legally allow for 1 horse. By upgrading to a 5 tonner you can legally carry two but of course are into plating instead of an mot. There is a market for them though.
 

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how big is your horse cecildog? I have a full up 17.2 - perhaps even bigger and he is only 6 so still will grow and also a 16.2 ID which is as chunky as anything and has a few more years to grow - they both fit perfectly in a Chaigley, but obviously not together with the payload. Size wise they are perfect internally. I am selling my 6 tonne which fits them perfectly into together but it's a pain to move about, this is why I'm going for a 3.5 tonne as easier to move about and I don't take them out to the same places.
 
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We have a 5.5 and would not have anything less. Yes, it needs plating, but that is no big problem, and so worth the extra payload.
 

rocketdog69

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Hiya. My youngster was 16.2 on his 2nd birthday. He's Andalusian x Percheron so he's going to be a big heavy lad. He wud have to have trailer to himself but I wud rarely be off anywhere with the two. The other one is smaller!
 

rocketdog69

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You can have mine if you like! lol. Ther are not many of them about at the mo. The renault Dodge 50 are 5.5 tonne. Mines a Peper Harrow Renault Dodge conversion. Love it loads but I'm trying to be practical.
 
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