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Standard User chris6273
(member) Wed 23-Feb-11 14:37:50
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What exactly do these vans carry?


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Hi all,

Just seen one of these outside my rural exchange.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1248/1250266893_77c3d...

These vans differ from the usual BT Openreach engineer vans.

What exactly do these carry? Exchange equipment?


Thanks for your answers

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Edited by chris6273 (Wed 23-Feb-11 14:38:49)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 23-Feb-11 15:10:09
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They are i think used for normal engineering work, but i suppose they could use em for brewing up in,
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Wed 23-Feb-11 15:13:20
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When you download a very large file (it feels like) these vans are sometimes used! tongue


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Standard User chris6273
(member) Wed 23-Feb-11 15:27:32
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Re: What exactly do these vans carry?


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So they might be a sign of BT increasing capacity? tongue

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 23-Feb-11 15:57:26
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Very unlikely that bt will ever do that, those vans bben used for the past 3 years at least, so nothing new there, they have lots of shelving inside them, they carry spares and sometimes the odd length of cable, so nothing for you to get excited about
Standard User andyboygsi
(member) Wed 23-Feb-11 16:13:10
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Re: What exactly do these vans carry?


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refered to as tonners.

simply bigger than the transit, and like the transit they cover many disciplines depending on the drivers skilling.

these comments are my own and in no way represent any company that i may or may not be linked too.

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Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 23-Feb-11 16:55:23
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Exactly same purpose as the more common Transit, just more space for the engineers equipment. There are larger vans around that I've seen used for UG network work.

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Standard User RandomJointer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Feb-11 18:06:17
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I would expect that they are jointers wagons that could carry pumps, generators, blowers, compressors etc and most importantly a stove and heating.

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