While the large proportion of LCV users find that a standard panel van meets their requirements, there is a significant number that require something different.
Some business sectors need custom vehicles to carry out specialist tasks, or to manage loads that are unsuitable for a panel van.
So which van do you need? That would depend on your business goals.
Landscaping and Garden Clearance
Landscapers have a few things to consider when choosing a vehicle. Tools and equipment can need a lot of space, especially if larger mowers are used. They also have to consider removal of green waste.
We recommend a dropside lease for tools and equipment, as the flatbed is easily accessible once the sides are lowered. However, if you expect to be moving a lot of garden waste, a dropside tipper lease would make your job a lot easier. A tipping load bed allows you to empty the waste in moments, without wasting manpower.
Builders need to transport a range of different materials to site, from bricks and timber to sand and cement.
Every building company should have a dropside tipper. The dropsides allow for easy loading and unloading of tools or building materials, while having the tipper option installed makes it simple to transport sand, cement, and other aggregates to the site.
You should also consider making your dropside tipper a crew cab, so you can transport a team of up to 6 people in one van.
Waste removal companies have one objective, to carry as much waste as possible securely and dispose of it efficiently.
For this, we recommend a caged tipper. A wire mesh cage keeps the waste secure during transport, where it can be easily unloaded with the tipper.
Furniture Delivery and House Removals
Furniture and white goods are generally not stackable for transport, and so removals companies needs as much space as possible to carry everything.
A Luton box is the ideal option. Lutons have increased space when compared with standard panel vans and can carry a greater volume. To aid with loading heavy objects, Luton conversions are usually fitted with a hydraulic tail lift to aid loading.
We’re sure there are a lot of other businesses that require specialist vehicles – too many to list here! Highway maintenance, scrap merchants, and companies that transport pallet goods will all need some form of specialist LCV to ensure their business is efficient.
Specialist vehicles are almost always built from the chassis cab of a large van. Popular vehicles used as a base include the Vauxhall Movano, Ford Transit 350, and the Mercedes Sprinter. The Volkswagen Crafter is gaining popularity as a chassis cab, but it remains a high-end specification vehicle and has a matching price tag.
These van conversions are also available as both single and double cab variants, allowing for additional seating if required.
We don’t list our specialist vehicles on the website, as each vehicle is custom built. Our body building partners are excellent value for money, so we are confident we can find a vehicle and a price that is right for you.