JLTate

Member
I saw that trailer and was impressed, slightly better than its twin next to it. Rip offs had them up for sale for 6k this summer, think you got a good buy there.
Thank you. I thought it was the better one, I do slightly regret not getting both though and selling one of my others. Everything works, must of been well looked. No serial plate but presume it’s late 90’s?
 

Chezza

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Location
North Yorks
Thank you. I thought it was the better one, I do slightly regret not getting both though and selling one of my others. Everything works, must of been well looked. No serial plate but presume it’s late 90’s?
You can tell by looking at the wheel rims, stamped into them is when they were made, 1995 on those two trailers. Didn't know if back door was going to be rape tight as had gaffa tape all round the inside of it.
 

bumkin

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
pembrokeshire
You can tell by looking at the wheel rims, stamped into them is when they were made, 1995 on those two trailers. Didn't know if back door was going to be rape tight as had gaffa tape all round the inside of it.
to get a rape tight seal grease the back of the trailer and put mastic on the door close the door and trim off the surplus ;)
 

puntabrava

Member
Location
Wiltshire
Please please please be very very careful with one of those!

When its right up and out even a pebble is like driving over a mountain!
Slightly set up video Sid I would say, who would drive over a ramp like that and be ‘lucky’ enough to have it filmed.
When you lift the manitou boom off it’s holds then maximum forward speed automatically shuts to about 1kph.
 

Dman2

Member
Location
Durham, UK
How high did you go?
Bit scary way up moving those hydraulic levers?
Highest was to put a chimney basket on farmhouse. Bloody thing sunk slightly on the soft garden and locked out. Tried to explain to father in law how to override it from below, in the end just told him to go and get the ladders 😂
very scary
Took the 1st couple of days to get used to it
Then while sat at the dinner table on a night time everything was still rocking

Bloody handy though
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Glamorgan Wales
Highest was to put a chimney basket on farmhouse. Bloody thing sunk slightly on the soft garden and locked out. Tried to explain to father in law how to override it from below, in the end just told him to go and get the ladders 😂
very scary
Took the 1st couple of days to get used to it
Then while sat at the dinner table on a night time everything was still rocking

Bloody handy though
Used on for same putting slates tidy on house and pulling elder bush growing out of Chimney 40ft up.
You need to memorize what lever does what up there and minute move seems like massive sway.
Very handy ,safer than ladders ,and cheaper and quicker than scaffolding .
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Slightly set up video Sid I would say, who would drive over a ramp like that and be ‘lucky’ enough to have it filmed.
When you lift the manitou boom off it’s holds then maximum forward speed automatically shuts to about 1kph.
Probably was, but I used one that was left on site after shed was erected.
Had to be extremely careful with it.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
We had a Genie on hire for a week, similar if not bigger than that, only £500 for the week
Did a lot of work with it in that time
From A plant
Was @ 4 years back though
I hired a similar manitou 4x4 one 3 yrs ago and with the transport it was £580 for two days! They didnt pick it up for three days so i earnt a few quid pruning neighbours garden trees on day 3 to help the job. For the main job i had others using it at full reach and almost max height, im only good for about 25ft and my knees start to knock.
 

puntabrava

Member
Location
Wiltshire
I hired a similar manitou 4x4 one 3 yrs ago and with the transport it was £580 for two days! They didnt pick it up for three days so i earnt a few quid pruning neighbours garden trees on day 3 to help the job. For the main job i had others using it at full reach and almost max height, im only good for about 25ft and my knees start to knock.
I know what you mean about the 25feet.
The extra length is all for show as the Bishop said to the actress.
 
Let me knw what you thnk of it please.
Have you bought it or on demo?
This will be our second machine. First one we worked to 7500h before trading it. Very little mechanical faults but did struggle a bit with electrical side of the machine. Hopefully the new one has the problems ironed out. Last one had a John Deere engine and this one has a perkins engine. Both good options. We like the bigger front tyres and bigger front axle. Good machine overall.
 

stablegirl

Member
Location
North
Today's New Toy.

Been like a kid waiting for Christmas knowing this was coming.

Ex demo, fully loaded stage v l4220.

Overkill for our requirements, but we are big fastrac fans, with this being our 3rd after a 2135 and a 2170.

Staggeringly smooth, a really lovely thing 160 hours on her, the only gripe is done typical JCB black paint issues to sort out.
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