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Offline DandyHighwayman

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Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:50:37 pm »
Hi Everyone I just thought I would say hello and that I am looking forward to eventually scratching a long term itch and getting a Mog.

This resource is fantastic and there are some great Mogs out there - really enjoying reading the stories and journeys these thing have with you all!

Cheers!

Dandy

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 12:13:44 pm »
Dandy I know where there is a 1250 with high ratio axles and a 160 ps engine 👍 would make a great fun Unimog
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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 04:07:30 pm »
Welcome dandy.

Glad you enjoyed the site, Villager, moose and our members have put a lot of work into it to make it what it is today.
Nice to hear your looking into buying one. All I'd say is find the model you would like first, then decide what spec you want on it. There's lots to choose from but if you need help or have questions just put them up. I'm sure someone can help!

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 10:26:07 pm »
Hi Gents,

Thanks for the pointers - my preference is more towards the 406.

Quick question - apologies in advance if its daft - do I need a HGV to drive a 406? I have a Grandfather rights C1 licence, which permits me to drve up to 7.5 tonne. The only reason I ask is becasue the Guidance from HMG only seemed to recognize agricultural Unimogs (driven on a B licence) or a 'HGV' Unimog which was driven on a C (HGV) licence.

Thanks in advance  :)

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 04:45:12 am »
Yes you will be able to drive a 406 on your current licence.
The law does not differentiate between vehicle types,just the vehicle weight,
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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 11:53:32 am »
Hi Dandy and welcome to the forum :)

Any Ideas of a budget for a Unimog?

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 07:21:52 pm »
If your wanting a toy you would be better of with a 416 far more stable of road or a 100l or a 140 maybe a 1250 as there all under 7.5 tonnes
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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 10:39:13 pm »
Yes you will be able to drive a 406 on your current licence.
The law does not differentiate between vehicle types,just the vehicle weight,

Thanks for the confirmation - much appreciated.

The Govt guidance was a bit misleading.

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 10:55:12 pm »
Hi Dandy and welcome to the forum :)

Any Ideas of a budget for a Unimog?

Cheers, Brian

Hi Brian - many thanks - lots of useful info here.

I don't have a firm budget - it will largely depend on the vehicle. I am collating information and average values for the type of Mogs I like. There seems to be some good value ones on the continent.

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 08:49:08 am »
Let us know when you've decided :) we know of a couple of mogs for sale

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 09:21:53 am »
Are they on the for sale page? I am looking for one as well.
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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 09:50:24 am »
Are they on the for sale page? I am looking for one as well.
What model ?  Mick and for what purpose as this is more important off-roader implement carrier motorhome we donít sell Unimog but know off plenty for sale 😀

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 10:12:18 am »
There is the rub, I have more wants and desires than cash!

Looking for a small machine, preferably ag spec, three point linkage and PTO, I am a fairly competent mechanic, so providing it would not cost a fortune to put right I do not mind something that needs work. Not a welder, so hopefully decent tin work.
Use, working vehicle on farm, possibly some arb work, but own use only, not commercial.
Road legal would be nice but not essential, diesel preferable.
Have just bought a MF203 so the three point linkage is not as vital as once was, A hiab and tipping body would be perfect.
All for about £10 if possible!
Have been looking for several years, so not in a rush, just want a nice nimble truck for use about the farm.

Sorry it is a bit of a rambling wish list, but it is smaller than it once was, at one time it would have been an overland camper!

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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 10:16:15 am »
We all dream I fancy a Dona 1550 at the moment 😀😀😀
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Re: Hi - time to scratch the itch!
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 10:54:09 am »
Dona? Doka?
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