Dropside Body



Check out some of the images in the gallery that illustrate previous Dropside builds by Vans North West Ltd.

Dropside bodies are bespoke hand-built cargo bodies on manufacturer chassis, subsequent to the chassis leaving the chassis manufacturer assembly factory. Because the Dropside Body is constructed subsequent to leaving the manufacturer assembly factory, the dimensions of a Dropside body can be tailored to the user’s exact requirements.

Dropside bodies are general open back cargo bodies used to carry bulky and usually odd shaped cargo loads. They have easy loading and unloading capabilities from the rear or the side, specifically useful where speedy pallet loading is an advantage. Although a Dropside can carry weights of over 1 metric tonne, the general loads have a bias towards bulky odd shaped loads that are not required to be secure or covered from the elements.

Because the Dropside body is built to square dimensions, they tend to be a more versatile option to maximise load Length. All Dropside bodies come with dropping hinged side, which is where the name is derived from, and offer a versatile loading solution. However, the obvious disadvantage of a Dropside body is the security of the cargo, if a load is to be left unattended or protection from the elements.

Most Dropsider bodies generally are all aluminium construction and have alloy side boards and alloy rear tail boards for weight saving purposes, which are hinged to drop down to allow easy loading and unloading of the cargo.

There are load handling lifts available for all Dropside 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 Dropside 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 Dropside 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.

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