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The Benefits of a Ford Transit Tipper For Your Business

February 2nd, 2021

The Ford Transit is a goliath of the van vehicle market. Transit is an immediately recognisable model. Known for their solidity with a brand recognition developed over decades, Transit is the choice for professionals in an array of industries. Ford Transit Tippers and Dropsides have a range of benefits for the construction, landscaping and civil engineering industries. Here, we take a look at why.

What are Ford Transit Tippers and Dropsides?

Ford Transit Tippers and Dropside vans are vehicles which are used by professionals to carry heavy loads and ease the loading and unloading process. Both types of Ford Transit vans have a large, open and flat loading area, and are available in single and crew cabs, but operate in slightly different ways – more on that next.


Tipper vans are often used by those in the construction or landscaping industry to transport raw or waste materials. With a hinged tailgate, these vans are simple to load. However, their name comes from how they unload. A ram is fixed to the bottom of the flat-bed, near the cab, which, when extended, lifts the loading area so that materials quickly spill out onto the floor. Many modern models of these vans are made of lightweight materials to ensure maximum load capacity.

Benefits of a Tipper

Tippers are perfect for loading and unloading large quantities of loose materials, like sand, gravel or turf. They can manage the load weight and provide an easy, quick and simple method of unloading the materials in the desired area.


Ford Transit Dropside vans look similar to tippers, however, their loading and unloading function is different. Rather than using a ram arm to lift the loading area, all of the side and tail panels are on hinges so that materials can be loaded and unloaded from every side of the van. Without the hydraulic arm, these vans can typically carry larger load weights than tippers.

The Benefits of a Dropside

As they can carry larger loads, dropside vans are more suited to construction professionals or civil engineers carrying bulkier items. Larger, heavier and more substantial goods – like engines, generators, steel rods or large tools – can be loaded and unloaded using the hinged panels with greater ease and the van will be able to handle the heavier loads.

Looking For a Ford Transit Tipper? Enquire With Van Sales UK, We Have Them In-Stock!

Based in Bristol, Van Sales UK are a leading van sales, lease and hire contract company. Whether you are looking for new or used vans for sale or great van lease deals for a fleet of vans, you’ve come to the right place! We have a range of excellent vans – including tipper and dropside vehicles – in stock and provide both part-exchange and low-rate finance options.

To find out more about our services, please do feel free to contact us. You can find us at Unit 10 Garonor Way, Royal Portbury Dock, Bristol, BS20 7XE. Alternatively, call us on 0117 428 7721 or email us at


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