Drop Sides

by BL Searle Ltd

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Commercial Vehicle Body Builder

Standard & Specialist Vehicle Bodies Built & Repaired

Drop Sides

This gallery shows Dropside Van Bodies & Dropside Truck Bodies built by BL Searle Ltd. You can click on a commercial vehicle body to get a larger picture.


Ford Transit L4 Drop side body. Ford Transit L4 Drop side body. Ford Transit L4 Drop side body. Ford Transit L4 Drop side body.

Ford Transit L4 Drop side body. Alloy subframe. Galvanised steel heavy-duty headboard frame with ribbed alloy plank lower infill. V groove alloy side raves with integral lashing rings. 22mm hardwood floor. 400mm anodised alloy drop sides.
Body weight 420kg. OA vehicle weight with 1/3 tank of fuel 2326kg.


Mitsubishi Fuso Canter. Drop side with Tail-Lift Mitsubishi Fuso Canter. Drop side with Tail-Lift Mitsubishi Fuso Canter. Drop side with Tail-Lift

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 2750mm W/B chassis.Drop side with Tail-Lift 3550mm OAL x 2100mm OAW.
All alloy subframe, headboard, V groove side raves, galvanised steel rear frame.
400mm anodised drop sides. 18mm Hexigrip floor sheets.
500kg Tail-lift with mesh platform.
Chassis weight 1/4 tank fuel. 1970kg
Body & Tail-lift weight. 530kg
Total weight. 2500kg


Ford Transit 350 L3 Drop side with crane subframe & Rear Mount Crane Ford Transit 350 L3 Drop side with crane subframe & Rear Mount Crane Ford Transit 350 L3 Drop side with crane subframe & Rear Mount Crane Ford Transit 350 L3 Drop side with crane subframe & Rear Mount Crane Ford Transit 350 L3 Drop side with crane subframe & Rear Mount Crane

Ford Transit 350 L3 Drop side with crane subframe & Rear Mount Crane.
Drop Side 3590mm OAL x 2200mm OAW.
Alloy bearers, headboard, V groove side raves & 400mm drop sides.
1250 X 400 X 400 alloy toolbox to O/S.


Drop Side with front mounted saddle type toolbox. Drop Side with front mounted saddle type toolbox. Drop Side with front mounted saddle type toolbox. Drop Side with front mounted saddle type toolbox.

Front mounted saddle type toolbox.
600mm OAL x 2200mm OAW x Cab height.
Drop Side body:3470mm OAL x 2200mm OAW.
Removable side safety rails.
Body and Toolbox weight: 465kg


Fiat Ducato Single Drop Side Fiat Ducato Single Drop Side Fiat Ducato Single Drop Side Fiat Ducato Single Drop Side Fiat Ducato Single Drop Side

Fiat Ducato Single Drop Side
4400mm OAL x 2140mm OAW.
Alloy subframe. HD galvanised steel headboard. V Groove alloy side rave. 22mm hardwood floor. 400mm alloy hollow plank drop sides. Steel chassis extensions to carry tow-bar.


Standard Body Construction
Subframe: Alloy
Head Board: Alloy radiused outer pillars with integral stirrup steps, crab handles, ribbed plank lower infill, 25x25x3 galvanised steel mesh infill
Floor: 18mm HEXI grip floor sheets
Side Ramps: Alloy
Rear Pillars: removable heavy duty radiused alloy
Centre Pillars: Removable heavy duty alloy
Drop Side/Tail Board: 400mm alloy hollow plank with recession
Load Restraint:
Wings: Thermoplastic
Marker Lights: LED
Tail Board Cables: Stainless steel tail board cables


Double Drop Side Double Drop Side Double Drop Side Double Drop Side

Double Drop Side 4250mm OAL x 2200mm 200mm OAW


Double Drop Side Double Drop Side Double Drop Side

Double Drop Side 5070mm IDL x 2040mm IDW


Drop Side 500kg Tail Lift Drop Side 500kg Tail Lift Drop Side 500kg Tail Lift Drop Side 500kg Tail Lift

3600mm OAL x 2140mm OAW drop side 500kg tail lift with safety chevrons. Removable side safety rails.


Double Drop Side 5200mm Double Drop Side 5200mm Double Drop Side 5200mm Double Drop Side 5200mm Double Drop Side 5200mm Double Drop Side 5200mm

Double Drop Side 5200mm IDL x 2140mm IDW hardwood floor, heavy duty alloy head board and removable rear bolster to carry steel


Double drop side Double drop side Double drop side Double drop side Double drop side Double drop side

4500mm x 2140mm Double drop side. BL Searle Chassis extension to accomodate body length (see Services page). Tailored 650grm PVC sheet.


Double Drop Side Double Drop Side Double Drop Side Double Drop Side

Double drop side, radiused front pillers and rear corner pillers. Tailored sheet.


3.5 Tonne Dropside with Toolbox 3.5 Tonne Dropside with Toolbox 3.5 Tonne Dropside with Toolbox 3.5 Tonne Dropside with Toolbox

Dropside with tool box. Single drop side with street cleaning equipment


3560mm OAL x 2090mm OAW 3560mm OAL x 2090mm OAW 3560mm OAL x 2090mm OAW 3560mm OAL x 2090mm OAW 3560mm OAL x 2090mm OAW

3560mm OAL x 2090mm OAW


Toolbox 620mm Toolbox 620mm Toolbox 620mm Toolbox 620mm Toolbox 620mm Toolbox 620mm

Toolbox 620mm OAL x 2070mm OAW x 1300mm OAH body. 3200MM OAL x 2070mm OAW 500kg tail lift


All Alloy Drop Side All Alloy Drop Side All Alloy Drop Side All Alloy Drop Side All Alloy Drop Side All Alloy Drop Side All Alloy Drop Side All Alloy Drop Side

All alloy drop side with removable galvanised side cages. Load lock rail to inside of drop sides. Head board storage for load lock poles under body storage lockers to carry bags of salt. All alloy tail lift with hinged ramps and non-slip surface.


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