MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > MILITARY VEHICLES > The Carrier Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 14-09-13, 22:52
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 2,977
Default Recommended plant haulage firms UK ?

Just starting the process of ringing around for quotes to get my carrier to W&P, can anyone recommend a firm ?

__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 14-09-13, 23:07
Richard Farrant's Avatar
Richard Farrant Richard Farrant is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Kent, England
Posts: 3,432
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardT10829 View Post
Just starting the process of ringing around for quotes to get my carrier to W&P, can anyone recommend a firm ?

Sending a PM
__________________
Richard

1943 Bedford QLD lorry - 1941 BSA WM20 m/cycle - 1943 Daimler Scout Car Mk2
MVT, IMPS member, AMVCS hon. member and Newsletter Editor
KVE President & KVE News Editor
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-09-13, 18:27
Tim Bell's Avatar
Tim Bell Tim Bell is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardT10829 View Post
Just starting the process of ringing around for quotes to get my carrier to W&P, can anyone recommend a firm ?

Have you asked Rex Cadman - he can arrange collection.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15-09-13, 19:03
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 2,977
Default

No to be fair I have not, I never even thought about Rex.... The carrier will be unveiled at the show, or that is my plan so it would be nice if it was there ! I don't think Rex would be able to accommodate me being so far away.... But I suppose you never know.
__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16-09-13, 13:43
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 2,977
Default

First quote came back from a local firm..... 1400 +vat

I thought it would be in the mid to upper hundreds, but that's a joke !

If its going to be thousands I can't afford it so won't bother.
__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16-09-13, 14:48
Ben Ben is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 541
Default

Rich

If they're coming down the M1, stop and pick me up half way. Is there room on your bike for two?
I've not asked yet about prices from here direct.

Ben
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16-09-13, 16:05
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 2,977
Default

Spoke to Rex, he reckons you can get three carriers on a 40ft unit. So yeah potentially room for three machines.... If you email me where the carrier would need picked up from I will do more digging, but it's looking grim :-(
__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16-09-13, 19:56
Hans Mulder Hans Mulder is offline
Frankencarrier owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hope, B.C.
Posts: 309
Default

Sure makes the hobby that much more expensive, doesn't it? I was stopped by the RCMP weekend before last on my way to a parade, with the carrier on the trailer behind the truck, and ordered to change the vehicle and trailer registration because of the weight...which effectively doubles the cost of truck insurance and quadruples the trailer registration...ouch.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16-09-13, 22:01
eddy8men eddy8men is offline
AKA Rick Wedlock
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: manchester
Posts: 712
Default

rich get it road registered then get break down cover with the AA, then all you have to do is drive it to the end of the street fake a break down and they will take you to your onward destination although they might smell a rat once they find out it's 380 miles away
__________________
_______________________
1941 mk1 mortar Carrier
1941 Mk1* Carrier
1942 Mk1* Carrier
1943 T16 Carrier
1945 Mk3 Dingo
1941 Mk3 Covenanter
1941 Mk4 Churchill AVRE (now sold)
1944 Mk6 Cromwell (now sold)
1952 Mk3 Centurion
1952 ARV Centurion
1952 ARV Centurion
1953 Mk3 Centurion (breaking)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17-09-13, 00:36
Euan McDonald's Avatar
Euan McDonald Euan McDonald is offline
V.M.V.C Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Eltham, Victoria, Australia.
Posts: 626
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by eddy8men View Post
rich get it road registered then get break down cover with the AA, then all you have to do is drive it to the end of the street fake a break down and they will take you to your onward destination although they might smell a rat once they find out it's 380 miles away
I like an ideas man!
__________________
Euan McDonald
4? C-GT (Aust) #8
44 C-GT (Aust) #9
42 Jeep, Trailer Aust 3
Welbike MK2 complete
Welbike MK2 inconplete under resto
C15A x3
C60S x1 ex ambo
F60L x3
LP2a carrier SAR #4993.
Trailer No27 Limber
Trailer, Cario cargo
Trailer, Pontoon semi
Wiles Cooker 2 wheeled (jnr)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 17-09-13, 09:25
Ron Pier's Avatar
Ron Pier Ron Pier is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poole. UK
Posts: 1,043
Default

You could consider buying a cheap 7.5 ton flat bed truck with beaver tail. I'm sure you can register it "private light goods" as per a car or van. As long as it's for your own use or recovery. Lots of the banger race boys and horsey types use them. I would think that even the heaviest 7.5 tonners stripped to a light flat bed would not put you over weight. My last 7.5 tipper was a Mitsubishi Canter and we could carry 4.3 tons on that. Most 'brickies' will know the rules I would think! It depends if you can park it of course, but you would then have something, not just for W&P.........Or maybe you could just hire one? Ron
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 17-09-13, 10:07
Paul Dutton Paul Dutton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NORTH WEST UK
Posts: 250
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Pier View Post
You could consider buying a cheap 7.5 ton flat bed truck with beaver tail. I'm sure you can register it "private light goods" as per a car or van. As long as it's for your own use or recovery. Lots of the banger race boys and horsey types use them. I would think that even the heaviest 7.5 tonners stripped to a light flat bed would not put you over weight. My last 7.5 tipper was a Mitsubishi Canter and we could carry 4.3 tons on that. Most 'brickies' will know the rules I would think! It depends if you can park it of course, but you would then have something, not just for W&P.........Or maybe you could just hire one? Ron
This is what my mate did for his tractors he shows.
He bought a 7.5 ton curtainsider the (lot cheaper!) and converted himself with winch and beaver tail. Also a tow hitch, two tractors and caraven to stay in! Whole lot cost just over 2,000!!!!
He pays small fee at local farm to park it in the yard!
Thats what im doing when get my new toy!!!
__________________
BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN FADE AWAY.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 17-09-13, 13:47
eddy8men eddy8men is offline
AKA Rick Wedlock
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: manchester
Posts: 712
Default

there's always the option of putting it on the neck of a lowloader trailer if someone that is near to you is bringing some heavy kit down to the show. is there anyone local with a tank that you know of ?
we'll get you to the show somehow rich don't worry.
__________________
_______________________
1941 mk1 mortar Carrier
1941 Mk1* Carrier
1942 Mk1* Carrier
1943 T16 Carrier
1945 Mk3 Dingo
1941 Mk3 Covenanter
1941 Mk4 Churchill AVRE (now sold)
1944 Mk6 Cromwell (now sold)
1952 Mk3 Centurion
1952 ARV Centurion
1952 ARV Centurion
1953 Mk3 Centurion (breaking)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 17-09-13, 14:12
Paul Dutton Paul Dutton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NORTH WEST UK
Posts: 250
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eddy8men View Post
there's always the option of putting it on the neck of a lowloader trailer if someone that is near to you is bringing some heavy kit down to the show. is there anyone local with a tank that you know of ?
we'll get you to the show somehow rich don't worry.
Whos up for a push...???
Anyone got a Sirkorsky they taking or a Horsa...???

Just throwing my tuppence in the pot!
__________________
BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN FADE AWAY.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 17-09-13, 14:41
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 2,977
Default

Cheers guys, fingers crossed something comes up... In the meantime it's back to the grind.
__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 17-09-13, 22:40
carrierbarry carrierbarry is offline
Barry
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Watford, London
Posts: 205
Default Cargo

My old ford cargo with beavertail keeps going and going.
I had to put a good winch on just incase we have to recover my MKII.
Made up some good strong ramps.
Then your off.
Should not cost much more than 2500 and its yours.
Do not need Tacho or haulage license so long as you register it as private heavy goods and you only use it for your carrier.

Make sure its a cargo with wooden deck ( keeps weight down)

Barry

Watford
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 18-09-13, 11:03
Nigel Watson's Avatar
Nigel Watson Nigel Watson is offline
British Indian Army
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Caledonia, (Scotland)
Posts: 488
Default This year to W&P

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardT10829 View Post
First quote came back from a local firm..... 1400 +vat

I thought it would be in the mid to upper hundreds, but that's a joke !

If its going to be thousands I can't afford it so won't bother.
Hi Richard. It cost me 1200 this year to get my carrier down and back from Dundee which was the best I could get. It took several days as it was done via backloads. Not the best way as it was returned with damage.

What about a multi carrier load starting my end? Would get 3 or 4 on a low loader!
Worth looking at.

Nigel
__________________
He that blaws in the stour fills his ain e'en


1942 Ford Utility 11YF
1942 10cwt GS Trailer
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 18-09-13, 12:10
RichardT10829's Avatar
RichardT10829 RichardT10829 is offline
Richard Harrison
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cullercoats Newcastle Upon Tyne United Kingdom
Posts: 2,977
Default

Well I know Ben needs collecting en route too so that's three of us ? Maybe we could get our heads together
__________________
is mos redintegro

__5th Div___46th Div__
1942 Ford Universal Carrier No.3 MkI*
Lower Hull No. 10131
War Department CT54508 (SOLD)
1944 Ford Universal Carrier MkII* (under restoration).
1944 Morris C8 radio body (under restoration).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
plant and C vehicles Les Freathy The MLU Sappers Mess 115 09-06-17 03:15
Shipping firms RichardT10829 The Carrier Forum 27 03-02-09 14:58
R.C.N. plant sapper740 The MLU Sappers Mess 2 30-11-08 18:23
Recommended Replacement? Brad Mills The Restoration Forum 1 30-05-05 16:19
Recommended reading cmperry4 WW2 Military History & Equipment 1 17-08-04 01:15


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016