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Bretty

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Good evening chaps in Ryan. I'm primarily a hgv tech from Wigan but I get dragged into doing our car and van diagnostic more often than not.

Have we got any more truck/commercial vehicle techs in the network?
 

David Marsden

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I work for a recycling company, so Indy. 6 Hooklift skip wagons 3 tractors 10 trailers and 3 curtain siders all the finest quality Mercedes ,along with sundry JCB machines. Living the dream .......and you? do you work for a dealer or Indy?
 

Bretty

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I work for a recycling company, so Indy. 6 Hooklift skip wagons 3 tractors 10 trailers and 3 curtain siders all the finest quality Mercedes ,along with sundry JCB machines. Living the dream .......and you? do you work for a dealer or Indy?
Independent Garage and Recovey company. We've had everything from golf carts upwards through our doors πŸ˜‚
 

Steve SDN

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As HGV techs we'd love to have some case studies of the faults you see, how you deal with them and what kit you use. It would put a nice slant on what we do with the small stuff.
I'd be happy to add an HGV / commercial section if it would get used πŸ‘
 

Steve SDN

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its just like cars Steve just bigger sparks and more smoke
I worked on some rum stuff overseas, mostly armoured and some pretty cool remote controlled kit inc ww2 multifuel continentals, a remote controlled D9 armoured dozer, remote control armoured Brokk multi tool designed for demolishing reactors, graders running 2 stroke diesels, armoured cars of all types, I wish Facebook had been around then 🀣
 

Wes

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I worked on trucks years ago when I was apprentice, and just started working on them again over the past 6 months. Hgv section would be great πŸ‘, I have a customer who runs 2 merc 8x4 tippers and 2 MAN tarmac trucks .
I have autocom scan tool for trucks , great tool so far
 

Ben beards

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I served my apprenticeship on bus at crossville in chester working on Bristol double deckers with 6 cyclinder gardener engines
Then moved on to Iveco and Mercedes trucks before starting car and commercial in 2004 don’t really touch anything bigger then sprinters now
 

TDM 4x4

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I started out on LPG tankers- it had good days and bad days πŸ˜‚ little forklift, tractor, digger and lorry stuff never a dull moment and the craic in the workshop was always lethal- about the only part I miss of it 🀣🀣🀣
 

Matty_Close

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I'm just finishing serving my apprenticeship, which I started when working for a fleet company, but as they have since shut the workshops I'm moved over to a dealer.

its just like cars Steve just bigger sparks and more smoke

@David Marsden your right there, I've seen both first hand, as well as more (impressive) carnage.
 

Sam6

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Good evening chaps in Ryan. I'm primarily a hgv tech from Wigan but I get dragged into doing our car and van diagnostic more often than not.

Have we got any more truck/commercial vehicle techs in the network?
I am the opposite of you, I have always been just cars and lgv up until 4years ago. Now I where I work we have a hgv workshop as well and always get dragged down there when my boss (merc trained hgv tech) is too busy, I quite like the bigger stuff now abit easier to get to stuff just more and longer cables
 

Matty_Close

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I quite like the bigger stuff now abit easier to get to stuff just more and longer cables
That's one thing I found out working with fleet as there was a good amount of vans. working on them in many aspects was more of a pain in the arse, hence all the over techs would avoid them like the plauge and I would end up with them unfortunately.😞

Needless to say I'm not missing them with having moved to dealer.

Would that be a well known American rental company?
Yes it would be, not a bad guess. 😁
 

Grant Watkins

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Left school and qualified as a diesel plant fitter worked on nothing but CAT in Africa from 926 Cat front end loaders to 120G Cat graiders, 926 Cat scrapers and some of the bigger stuff D8 Cat Bull Dozers sadly never worked on any of the huge Cat Dumper trucks as we built roads and did not do much mining. Them where the good old days. We would have beers at lunch to keep rehydrated no such thing as health and safety in Africa πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 
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