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The versatility of a Dropside Van

The versatility of a Dropside VanPick-up trucks are popular with many different tradesmen however, it’s the Dropside that offers maximum versatility. Whereas the Pick-up only has a rear opening panel, a Dropside will have side and rear opening panels – giving you easier access. Many Dropside cans are also based on a Platform cab, giving them a lower load height, designed to make for easier loading. And, with Single and Crew cab options available, they provide comprehensive solutions, no matter what type of business you have.

Here’s our shortlist of the most popular Dropside vans, available to purchase or lease.

Citroen Relay Dropside van

The Citroen Relay Dropside van is a ready-to-run specialist conversion, built on a light chassis. It has the same cabin as the panel van, making this both a comfortable and practical workhorse. It has a 6-speed manual gearbox, an Ingimex Thor drop side body system and a payload of just over 1500kg, it’s perfect for landscape gardeners and builders.

Off the Shelf versatility – the Fiat Ducato Dropside van

Fiat Ducato’s Dropside van is an off-the-shelf van that has been equipped to a high standard. The drop side body has a non-slip surface, fastening hooks and aluminium sides – reducing the overall weight and providing a tough finish. What’s great about this van is the fact it’s available in both twin and single cabin, as well as up to four load lengths. This gives it a payload capacity that varies from 1095kg to 2075kg.

The variable Mercedes Sprinter Dropside van

Mercedes have also produced a quality built, multiple length options, dropside van. Built on the Sprinter chassis-cab and with a Scattolini body, the Sprinter Dropside van is available in three chassis options, giving you a payload capacity that varies from 1105kg to 1795kg. Additionally, if you’d prefer a 5kg range, you’ll gain access to even more payload capacities.

An old favourite – the Nissan Cabstar Dropside van

Although it’s a bit dated, the Nissan Cabstar is a tough little workhorse. Built on a Cabastar Chassis Cab, its available in three load lengths and comes with payloads from 1347kg to 1548kg.

The heavy-duty option – the Vauxhall Movano Dropside van

The Vauxhall Movano is a heavy-duty, off-the-shelf conversion van that affords you with comfort and flexibility. The load platform has both an anti-slip resin finish and lashing eye. It’s also low loading and has zero-wheel arch intrusion. The load length on the Vauxhall Movano is up to 4470kg.

Off the Shelf versatility – the Renault Master Dropside van

The Master Dropside benefits from a payload of up to 1,419kg. Available in 3 load lengths and with 4 engine options, this van makes loading a breeze. The steel front side panel and platform, has an anti-slip wooden floor, along with folding, removable aluminium side and rear panels and anchorage points in the loading area (6 to 8, depending on the version).

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