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Nixon’s of Wagga Wagga has developed tipper kits to suit tray-back utes and light trucks.
The kits are rated at one-tonne and two-tonne tipping capacities and come complete with a sub-frame that mounts to the vehicle chassis.
Each kit includes an electro-hydraulic pump, fluid reservoir, a one- or two-stage hydraulic ram and hoses.
The units are stand-alone and do not require a transmission power take off (PTO).
The kits are designed to fit under existing steel and aluminium trays, or Nixon’s can supply a suitable tray.
A basic package, using a customer’s steel tray and with a fabricated sub-frame and multi-stage single ram, rated at one tonne capacity, cost from a low $3900, when we checked out this vehicle.
The same basic package, using a customer’s aluminium tray, was slightly more, at $4400. The additional cost includes gusseting of the tray for strength, so that it doesn’t distort under tipping loads.
Nixon’s can supply kits for DIY fitment, or the company has a fitting service at its Moss Vale factory.
The demo model we checked out was a two-tonnes capacity tipper kit, fitted to a highly modified Nissan Patrol.
The bodywork was custom-built with stainless steel drop sides, mud guards, water tank, battery box, dual-fuel tank and tie rails.
The tray is a heavy-duty model with a single-stage single ram rated at two tonnes lifting capacity.
Check out the website: nixons.com.au