Check out some of the images in the gallery that illustrate previous Curtain Side builds by Vans Northwest Ltd.
Curtain Side bodies are bespoke hand-built cargo bodies on manufacturer chassis, subsequent to the chassis leaving the chassis manufacturer assembly factory. Because the Curtain Side body is constructed subsequent to leaving the manufacturer assembly factory, the dimensions of a Curtain Side body can be tailored to the user’s exact requirements.
Curtain Side bodies are general high volume van bodies used to carry volume, rather than weight, but with an additional factor built in to enable easy loading and unloading from the side, specifically useful where speedy pallet loading is an advantage. Although a Curtain Sider can carry weights of over 1 metric tonne, the general loads have a bias towards bulky volume.
Because the Curtain Side Body is built to square dimensions they tend to be a more versatile option to maximise Volume. All Curtain Side bodies come with sliding side Curtains, which is where the name is derived from, and offer a versatile loading Solution. They have a translucent GRP roof to offer protection from the elements. However the obvious disadvantage of a Curtain side Body is the security of the cargo, if a load is to be left unattended.
Most Curtain Side bodies, in addition to the side curtain access, generally have access to the rear via a roller shutter, wide lathe shutter, or traditional twin rear doors. Whilst Curtain Side bodies generally have some rear access, because of the nature of the construction being hand-built, an option to not have a rear opening is available if required.
Some Curtain Side bodies can be built on low floor constructed chassis to alloy easy loading, however there are alternative load handling lifts available for all Luton bodies and your Van Consultant at Vans North West will be able to advise and specify the correct loading lifts for your specific need.
Your Van Consultant is able to advise on the design, weights and dimensions of your bespoke Curtain Side body, and is qualified to provide advice that will not breach the UK construction and use regulations for operating a Light Commercial Vehicle.
Ask your Van Consultant at Vans North West about bespoke building your Curtain Side body and loading requirements. Click the Whatsapp button to have a text chat, or hit the enquire now button and one of our helpful Van Consultants will be happy to assist.