3.5t XL Dropside Van Hire – 16 foot / 4.87m Extra Long Flatbed
Daily Hire From (excl. VAT) £50.00
16 foot Extra Long Dropside Van Hire
Extra-long 3.5t Dropside Van – 4.87 metre Load Length
Maun Motors have a range of 3.5 tonne vans fitted with flatbed pick-up bodies to suit most applications, whether you need a standard dropside, a dropside with tail-lift, a plain flat-bed or an extra-long dropside, we have a vehicle to suit your needs.
This extra-long 16 foot (4.87 metre) “Jumbo” XL dropside is one of the longest 3.5 tonne GVW flatbeds we have available on our van rental fleet (although we also have a 17 foot/5 metre-plus XXL dropside available). Based on the hardy Volkswagen Crafter CR35 TDI LWB or Ford Transit T350 L5 long wheelbase chassis-cabs, these dropsides are popular for use in transporting scaffolding, uPVC extrusions and window & door frames, street lighting, etc.
Despite the impressive load length size, this vehicle can still be driven on a standard car licence (category B) and due to its ultra-light body construction – using aluminium wherever possible – it still has an impressive payload of 1,300 kg! The bodies of these vehicles feature aluminium dropsides and hard-wearing, specialist resin-bonded plywood, load decks, along with pull-up load retention rings, under-chassis roping hooks & aluminium ladder-frame headboard.
If you’re planning long-term or contract hire, we can even arrange to have a body built specific to your needs*. In the past we’ve supplied 3.5 tonne vehicles with specialist 19 foot/5.8m dropside bodies for carrying PVCu extrusions.
Occasionally we have dropsides available with crew cabs, allowing up to 5 passengers and a driver to be transported in one vehicle; an extremely practical option. Please call for availibility.
CENTRAL LONDON ULEZ (ULTRA Low Emission Zone)
We are regularly updating our fleet and we have an increasing number of dropside vans available which meet the Euro 6 / Euro VI emissions regulations, making them suitable for use within the London LEZ & ULEZ Low Emission Zones. There is an additional cost for these more modern & expensive vehicles. If you plan to use your hired vehicle within the ULEZ zone in Central London, please specify a Euro 6 vehicle when making your booking.
Please note that due to the increased cost of modern vehicles, the rental price of a Euro 6 model may be higher than a Euro 5 model; but if you will be driving through Central London this extra cost will be more than offset by not having to pay the ULEZ entry charge.
Our team will be happy to assist you in finding the best commercial vehicle to hire for your needs, so if you would like to discuss your requirements, please give our team a call today on 01773 810007 or use our handy contact form to request a call back.
We also have the following types of 3.5 tonne dropsides available for hire:
Other sizes of dropside vehicles available for self drive hire include:
PRIVATE HIRERS (e.g. for personal use, not for company use) – Private Hire Rates shown below (“Private 24hr“ and “Private 4hr“, where applicable) INCLUDE VAT and INSURANCE COVER! Please call us for further details.
INSURANCE EXCLUSIONS: Please note that when hiring vehicles on our own insurance, towing with the vehicle is NOT permitted; even if the vehicle you hire has a towbar fitted. This is a condition of our insurance and is beyond our control. If you need to tow with your hire vehicle, you must arrange additional insurance cover prior to commencement of the hire agreement.
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In 2015 the DVLA abolished the paper counterpart driving licence. This affects how we are able to validate the driving licences of our customers. Hirers must now enter their details into a website in order to share some of their licence details with us, otherwise we are unable to hire to them.
If you are hiring a vehicle from us which will be covered by our insurance it is essential that you read the information at the following link: https://hire.maunmotors.co.uk/hiring-vehicle-private-insurance/
Maun Motors are commercial vehicle hire specialists. We are a family business, established over 45 years ago, with a rental fleet of over 800 vehicles consisting of trucks, vans, crane lorries, minibuses and Moffett fork lifts. Proudly serving Mansfield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Alfreton, Ripley, South Normanton, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & the East Midlands since 1972 – and more recently – London & beyond. Specialists in Extra Long Dropside Van Hire. We also have a selection of quality used dropside & flatbed vans for sale. More about the services we offer.
* Subject to type approval & additional costs.
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Builders Merchants, Building Insulation, Civil Engineering, Construction Industry, Delivery of Timber and Wood, Doors & Conservatories, General Deliveries, General Light Haulage, Groundworks, Highway Maintenance, Local Deliveries, Logistics, Market Trader, Marquee Hire / Party Tent Hire, On-Site Deliveries, Palletised Distribution, Portable Cabin Delivery / Portakabins, Portable Toilet Hire (Site & Event Loos), Scaffolding, Street Furniture, Street Lighting, Timber Merchants, Tradesman, uPVC Extrusions, Use in Central London ULEZ, Use in London LEZ, Windows
- PRIVATE HIRERS (e.g. for personal use, not for company use) - Private Hire Rates shown INCLUDE VAT and INSURANCE COVER! Please call us for more details.