Flatbed Body



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

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

Flatbed 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 Flatbed vehicle 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 Flatbed body is built to square dimensions, they tend to be a more versatile option to maximise load Length. All Flatbed bodies come without sides, and offer a versatile loading solution. However, the obvious disadvantage of a Flatbed body is the security of the cargo, if a load is to be left unattended or protection from the elements.

Most Flatbed bodies are generally steel or aluminium construction varied, based on the requirement for weight or durability.

There are load handling lifts available for all Flatbed 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 Flatbed 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 Flatbed 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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