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Are you looking to lease a dropside van but not having much luck finding a suitable model or stock availability? Don't worry, because our bespoke dropside van leasing service is the solution you're looking for.

In addition to leasing factory-built dropsides, we convert a wide range of chassis cabs, providing our customers with a unique van leasing experience. With a quick turnaround of just four to six weeks, you can drive a perfect dropside van built to your specs without high upfront costs.

What is a dropside van?

While closed-body vehicles like panel vans or Luton vans may work for many jobs, a dropside van can be more useful if you need to transport heavy or loose loads like soil, bricks or pallets. These tough vehicles can handle up to four pallets and even offer anchoring points to prevent load shifting.

A dropside van is designed with a large open flatbed cargo area and low hinged sides, making loading and unloading effortless. Furthermore, the side panels fold down so forklifts, shovels, and people get direct access to the load area with ease. Also, they drop below the deck to prevent forklift damage.

Because of their unique design and practicality, dropsides are the leading vehicle choice for many businesses. They are particularly popular within the building and gardening industries.

Our exclusive dropside van conversion leasing service

While many manufacturers offer factory-built dropside vans you can lease, a dropside conversion provides a truly bespoke solution.

Beginning with helping you to select the right chassis cab, we ensure it aligns with your desired vehicle length and the type of cabin you require, be it a single or double cab tipper. Once chosen, the chassis cab undergoes a specialist conversion based on your specifications. If you requested additional features such as Chapter 8 chevrons or light bars, we'll install them post-conversion and before delivery. And that's it! Your customised dropside van will soon be on its way to you.

Bespoke dropside conversion from Ford Transit chassis cab
Image: Bespoke Ford Transit dropside van conversion completed for our customer

The cost of a bespoke dropside lease

You may be wondering about the costs associated with leasing a dropside van conversion. Let us reassure you that leasing a dropside van conversion follows the same process as leasing any other vehicle. You have the flexibility to choose deal terms such as mileage, contract length, and initial rental deposit. Additionally, you can select the contract type, whether it's van contract hire, finance lease, or outright purchase. The cost of the conversion is included in your deal and evenly distributed throughout the lease agreement. As a result, leasing a customised dropside van conversion does not require significant upfront costs or the need to pay for the conversion separately. Everything is consolidated within your dropside van lease agreement.

The best dropside van conversions

Depending on your business needs and budget, we have a wide selection of single and crew cab chassis cabs to suit any business requirement. We can supply chassis cabs from various Manufacturers, from Mercedes to Ford to Nissan, and anything in between. Below are our most popular bespoke dropside van leasing options:

Citroen Relay dropside

Citroen Relay chassis cabs provide the perfect foundation for dropside van conversions, offering a dependable platform with robust rear reinforced suspensions. These chassis are available in single cab and plus cab options in L2 size, while L3 and L4 models also provide crew cabs equipped with a four-seat rear bench. Moreover, the Citroen Relay dropside boasts extended rear wiring, trifunction aerial in the wing mirror, and wider door mirrors, enabling a generous 2200mm body width.

Ford Transit dropside

The Transit chassis offers cost-effective yet reliable and sturdy foundation for dropside van conversions. Its wheelbase and overhang dimensions are ideal for industry-standard or customised body sizes, ensuring a secure fit. With a range of wheelbase options available, from L2 (medium wheelbase) to L5 (extra-long wheelbase), and the choice of dual or single rear wheels, selecting a Ford Transit dropside guarantees a flawless conversion that meets your specific requirements.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dropside

The revamped Sprinter chassis offers tailored and top-notch solutions for your business. With chassis cab and chassis crewcab and a choice between two vehicle lengths, Sprinter dropside van conversions deliver exceptional versatility and performance, setting the class benchmark. After all, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been recognised as the most reliable van for nine consecutive years by Fleet News.

Volkswagen Crafter dropside

The VW Crafter dropside conversion caters to your business needs with two wheelbases and three load bed lengths. With a spacious load space of 7.0 - 8.7 m² and customisable cab sizes, it ensures a perfect fit. The Crafter dropside is equipped with a high payload capacity and standard specialist features to handle any task and journey efficiently.

Vauxhall Movano dropside

Movano chassis cabs and platform cabs are engineered as robust bases for conversions like the popular dropside van. The conversion boosts Movano's versatility with added features, including a 4470mm load length, three load lengths (L2, L3, L4), two GVWs (3500kg or 4500kg), and front-wheel, rear-wheel, or heavy-duty twin rear-wheel drive options for diverse business requirements.

Iveco Daily dropside

The new Iveco Daily chassis cab prioritises connectivity, offering highly personalised services to match your specific vehicle usage and needs. With a GVW range of 3.3 to 7.2 tonnes, wheelbases from 3000 to 5100 mm, and body lengths up to 6190 mm, it stands out as one of the most versatile vehicles in its class. The Iveco dropside conversion is a tailored transport solution designed specifically for your business.

Enquire today!

Having leased dropside vans for more than a decade, you can rely on our expertise and knowledge. Whether you're looking for a single-cab dropside van, a double-cab dropside or a custom-built dropside from a chosen chassis cab, we are here to help. With the support of the BVRLA, we take pride in providing fast, dependable service to ensure you get what you need.

Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your bespoke dropside van leasing today.

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