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LCVT develops bespoke beavertail body for idverde

Specialist light commercial body builder LCVT has provided idverde with a 3,500kg beavertail body to aid its maintenance and landscaping services.

The 3,500kg beavertail body has the ability to carry commercial mowers during the summer period but also offers tipping capability during the winter period

LCVT has already supplied idverde with a number of vehicles over the years and the new  beavertail body will bring multipurpose capabilities, enabling idverde to carry commercial mowers during the summer period while also offering tipping capability during the winter period.

The body can be fitted to all mainstream chassis cabs and has a payload up to 1,280kg of payload, allowing it to carry a wide variety of commercial mowing machinery proving invaluable in the winter to collect general waste and brush. This ensures the vehicle is utilised all year round unlike the traditional beavertail, which in most cases is parked up over the winter period.

The body sub-frame combines aluminium and stainless steel to ensure weight is kept to a minimum while giving structural strength where needed. The extruded aluminium floor has a punched finish, designed to offer exceptional grip for both machinery and operatives in all weather conditions.

The spring-assisted tailgate is attached via a pair of compact maintenance free torsion hinges, has an aluminium frame, and a textured GRP mesh surface for ease of use and slip resistance properties.

idverde has ordered a number of the new design, which are going to depots throughout the UK with more vehicles being planned as old vehicles come off fleet.

Steve Elwell, sales & marketing director of LCVT, commented: “We have been lucky enough to have been a supplier of vehicles to idverde over a number of years and when we were approached by Angus Lindsay (group head of assets and fleet) to come up with a new design that improved the utilisation of his beavertail fleet we worked closely together to find the Innovative solution we are now manufacturing.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has nearly 20 years of fleet journalism experience, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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