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Pickup / Dropside Trucks (Single Cab)

Beloved of builders and anyone else with a bulky or dirty load to transport, dropside vans or trucks offer great practicality and a generous payload.


Hire A Pickup / Dropside Trucks (Single Cab) Van
Typical Specifications
Load Space Dimensions 4m L x 2m W
Payload Approx. 1900kg
Fuel consumption (mpg) 20-30mpg

Pickup / Dropside Trucks (Crew Cab)

If you need the load-lugging practicality of a dropside or pickup but want to carry a few more passengers, why not rent a dropside truck with a crew cab?

Hire A Pickup / Dropside Trucks (Crew Cab) Van
Typical Specifications
Load Space Dimensions 3m L x 2m W
Payload Approx. 1750kg
Fuel consumption (mpg) 20-30mpg

Tipper (3.5t)

If you need to carry soil, sand, cement, stone, gravel or anything else that's loose and needs tipping out, a 3.5t van-based tipper could be the ideal choice. Once you get to your destination, you can simply open the tailgate and tip the lot out - saving hours of shovel work!

3.5t Tipper hire van with lowered tipper
Typical Specifications
Load Space Dimensions 3m x 2m
Payload Approx. 1450kg
Fuel consumption (mpg) 20-30mpg



Some loads are not suited to panel vans or Lutons - particularly building and garden materials and related equipment.


Dropside and Tipper vans / trucks are the ideal solution for this kind of work, providing a large, flat load area that is open and simply surrounded by side boards around 12" tall.

On a dropside, these sideboards can be folded down to allow direct access to the load area, making it easy for fork lifts, shovels or human labour to load and unload a variety of goods.

Tippers are similar in appearance to dropsides but differ in that the whole of the load area can be mechanically raised up at an angle to tip the load out the back. While travelling, the load is contained by side boards and a tailgate.

The tailgate is hinged at the top and can be unfastened at the bottom. This means that when you raise the tipping body, the tailgate will swing away from the body and allow the load to slide out from underneath it.

Typically, tippers are used to transport sand, gravel, cement, stone, etc. The downside of a tipper over a dropside is that the weight of the tipping gear results in a lower payload. However, the practical advantages usually make up for this, as loading and unloading can be very fast.

See our What Size Van? page to work out if this type of van is right for you to hire.

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