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Discover the dropside

One common conversion for vans is the dropside – a specialist vehicle well known for how versatile it is. Designed with a large flat-bed loading area and with side and rear opening panels,it is particularly popular within the building and gardening industries. Similar to a tipper, but without the tipping action, the side panels of the dropside are simply lowered for easy loading and unloading of materials.


Flexible and reliable


We know that you need the flexibility from your work vehicle to take on a range of different jobs, and dropside vans are perfect for making the working day easier. The folding panels at the sidemake it easy to load and unload cargo and allow other vehicles such as forklifts to have direct access to the load – really useful if you need to lift heavy materials from the dropside.

A dropside van is simply an extension of a chassis van and it’s usually offered as a single or crew cab and comes in a range of sizes. With a dropside vehicle the ‘crew cab’ or double cab options are extremely popular as they allow you to carry up to five passengers, with the lower-cost and smaller single cab options only able to carry one or two passengers. The most popular manufacturers of dropside vehicles are:




> Ford Transit

> Citroen

> Mercedes

> Renault

> Volkswagen

Here to help

At vanleasing.com our highly experienced van experts are on-hand to talk you through the full range of dropside options available on the market today. We work with every major manufacturer, which means we can give you a detailed opinion on the pros and cons of each model as well as helping you with the practical choice of what dropside is the best option for your business.