Tipper Body



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

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

Tipper bodies are general open back cargo bodies used to carry a variety of bulky loads and are generally used by the construction industry or the maintenance service sectors. The desirable characteristics of a Tipper body is the ease in which a vehicle can be loaded and unloaded very quickly. Although a Tipper body is usually designed to carry over 1 metric tonne, weights vary from chassis manufacturer to chassis manufacturer.

All Tipper bodies come with a tipping function which is generally an electro hydraulic option on a Light Commercial Vehicle, and offer a versatile loading solution, but an obvious easier unloading solution of bulky cargo via the tipping function.

Most Tipper bodies generally are all steel construction and have steel side boards and rear tail boards for strength and durability, which are hinged to drop down to allow easy loading and unloading of the cargo. Tipper bodies generally tip from the rear, however, because of the nature of the construction being hand-built, an option of 3-way tipping from the rear and either side is available if specified.

Your Van Consultant is able to advise on the design, weights and dimensions of your bespoke Tipper 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 Tipper body. 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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