VAUXHALL MOVANO Tipper/Dropside
The Vauxhall Movano Tipper and Dropside conversions of the Movano van are versatile and built to serve a variety of commercial purposes.
The Movano Tipper has a 5 stage chrome plated underfloor ram and 50 degree tip angle. The tipping mechanism is high performing and can be easily operated by a single person with a tipper in action warning buzzer. It is available in 2 load lengths – the L2 and L3 and can be ordered in both chassis cab and crew cab versions. There are two gross vehicle weights – 3.5 and 4.5 tonne and the option to have front-wheel, rear-wheel or heavy-duty twin rear-wheel drive. The payload capacity of the tipper is 1122kg on the 3.5 tonne model.
The features of the tipper include a platform, which is 3205mm length by 2040mm wide, steel platform and front panel, cab protection including ladder frame and remote tipping control with a cab mounted wander lead. The tailboard is hinged top and bottom.
The Movano Dropside is available in 3 load lengths – L2, L3 and L4 and again like the tipper has 2 gross vehicle weights – 3.5 and 4.5 tonne. The payload capacity is up to 1462 on the 3.5 tonne model. Features include a steel load platform with resin-coated wooden floor, a load platform width of 2040mm, removable, double skinned, anodized-aluminium side and tailboards with removable rear post and recessed, retractable lashing eyes in the deck edging.
All Movano vans are powered by the 2.3CDTI diesel engine is designed for excellent efficiency and improved performance. Available in 3 power options 100hp 125hp and 150hp the conversions are more suited to the larger engines owing to the huge demands placed on them with their heavy loads. They are chain-driven engines as opposed to belt-driven. 6 speed manual gearbox is standard on the Movano and offers greater fuel consumption and improved driving performance and the gear-shift indicator light informs the driver when to change gear for the best performance. There is the option to have a 6 speed Tecshift automated manual transmission, which gives the benefits of an automatic transmission without increasing consumption.
The Movano has also seen cabin improvements designed for greater comfort, a more spacious feel and lots of storage solutions. Both the driver’s seat and steering column are adjustable and the cabin is ergonomically designed to make the driver’s day as practical and comfortable as possible. Some of the features include improved instruments, two mounted drinks holder and an air suspended driver’s seat. The middle seat folds down revealing a handy flat space for resting a 15.6" laptop or other documentation. For hands free communication on the move there is Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel mounted controls.