Tipper Vans

Tipper vans are popular vehicles with many businesses throughout the UK, these businesses are often building or waste related. Tipper vans are produced by several manufacturers within the UK and are often seen as specialist machinery required to carry out many different jobs. The van has an open back which can be lifted up and then dropped to help release what ever is being carried in the back, often rubble or soil. The back of the van is lifted up using a hydraulic machine which means that large loads can be lifted and released with ease. As well as offering a tipping rear, the vehicle also offers a large cab where up to five people can often sit. These vans can often be purchased for around 15,000 and are often business purchases rather than being bought by individuals. Although individuals who do buy such vehicles are likely to own some sort of business which requires the use of a tipper van.
Tipper vans are offered by many rental companies, meaning that people can rent these out, often on a daily basis for a fixed fee. This is ideal for people who require the use of one of these vehicles but only for a short period time, rental fees vary between companies and location. Such vans can be driven on a regular driving license, although if hiring a tipper van the driver must be aware that any damage at all will leave them liable. People who already own vans can sometimes, depending on the type of van, pay for a conversion to transfer the regular van into a tipper van. Although this can be expensive and therefore the best practice may be to consider whether it is worthwhile buying a new or used tipper van rather than paying for a conversion to be completed.
Tipper vans are popular vehicles with many local authorities, often used within the facilities management and neighbour services directorates. Local authorities use these vehicles for a variety or reasons such as transporting raw materials to building sites or gardens or for transporting machinery such as lawnmowers. These tipper vans are ideal for transporting materials such as soil and rubble as they can be tipped into a location and then used for whatever the material is required for. The van ensures that material can be tipped to exactly the right place without little effort or man power. The van therefore saves on time and also on labour costs, as normally people would have had to move this material if a tipper was not being used.
Many builders and building firms also extensively use the tipper van; this is used for a number of reasons. Builders are likely to use tipper vans to transport their raw materials required for building to the location in which they are working. Building firms offering raw materials for sale often transport these materials to the buyers homes in a tipper van and tip the materials into the desired location, for example on a drive.