LCVT has designed the beavertail body with a 1280-kg, enabling it to perform year-round work

Peterborough-based specialist light commercial body builder LCVT has worked in partnership with idverde, a European grounds maintenance and landscaping service provider, to develop and build a 3500-kg beavertail body which has the ability to not only carry commercial mowers during the summer period but also offer tipping capability during the winter period.

The body can be fitted to all mainstream chassis cabs and has a number of unique and innovative features. The vehicle can carry a payload of up to 1280 kg which was key to its design success. This allows it to transport a wide variety of commercial mowing machinery. In the winter months, this capacity is invaluable for collecting general waste and brush, ensuring 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 is a combination of aluminium and stainless steel to ensure weight is kept to a minimum while giving structural strength where needed.

Another key feature of the vehicle is the extruded aluminium floor, which has a punched finish. This offers 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.

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. idverde have 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.”

For more information: www.lcvt.ltd