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CI Up to December 1969/ was operating

8th May 1970, Page 73
8th May 1970
Page 73
Page 73, 8th May 1970 — CI Up to December 1969/ was operating
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

a Leyland Beaver Unit with a Dyson low-loader, on general trade plates. Now that restrictions are imposed on trade plates, I find it unprofitable to keep and insure the vehicle, because of the small amount of work it does.

Would it be legally possible to fit an axle to the front of the trailer and so convert it to a draw-bar trailer and also ballast the unit? If so, am I correct in assuming it would then be treated as a tractor (E5 per year) and could I operate on gas oil if the speed does not exceed 20 mph? This vehicle is not used for hire and reward,

A There is no practical or legal reason why you should not convert your articulated outfit into a tractor/trailer combination. However, if you do so, we cannot see how you can tax the tractor at £5 per year The annual rates of duty for a motor tractor not exceeding 71 tons unladen, which is what yours would most likely be, are as follows: Unladen weight: exceeding 4 tons but not exceeding 6 tons, £66 Os Od:

Exceeding 6 tons but not exceeding 74 tons. £84 Os Od, You are not allowed to use gas oil in a vehicle on the public highway


Organisations: Leyland Beaver Unit

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