NEED a tipper, just now and again? Now here’s the Mule Tipper Insert – a simple solution for anyone wanting to turn their pick-up into a tipper, without any bodywork changes or going to the expense of a chassis cab-based conversion.
It’s the brainchild of three friends with specialist backgrounds in Formula One, metal structural construction and hydraulics who decided to create Mule Tipper Inserts after seeing a similar design in the USA for full-size pick-ups. They designed a version that fits the traditional one-tonne Japanese pick-up found throughout Europe.
The Mule Tipper Insert base unit starts at £2,695 and the Banbury-based company will showcase it at the APF Exhibition from 15-17 September at Ragley Estate in Alcester, Warwickshire.
Designed to make unloading a piece of cake for operators in the building, agricultural, forestry and local council sectors, the Inserts can not only be installed or removed in about ten minutes, they can easily be re-fitted on to a new vehicle when the time comes.
All you do is remove the tailgate and drop the Mule into the load bed. It’s bolted through to the chassis with the power cable wired directly to the vehicle’s main battery with a master cut-off switch inside the cab but tipper operation by a wireless controller.
The whole lot weighs at 128kg, which in a one-tonne pick-up still leaves a healthy payload of in excess of 850kg. The basic Mule can be customised with a selection of options including headboards, ladder racks and greedy boards to raise the height of the side walls.