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Luton Vans - Their Many Uses & Benefits

Thursday, 12 September 2019 at 10:46

Courier service luton van with tail lift

The origin of the Luton Van

The iconic Luton van has its origins in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire, home to the Bedford heavy commercial vehicle plant that produced the popular Bedford model. The Luton body incorporates an enclosed box-shaped body that extends over the cab. The portion of the body that rests on top of the cab is sometimes known as a Luton or a kick.

The Luton body was originally designed to accommodate high volumes of low-density loads, especially straw hats which formed a central part of Luton’s local industry. The straw hats were wrapped in long cylinders in order to fit in the van. Early Luton vans used Bedford chassis.

The Uses & Benefits Of A Luton Van.

Luton vans such as the Ford Transit vehicles are commonly used by courier businesses, haulage firms, and removal companies to deliver large, bulky and oversized items.

They are an attractive option for courier companies, and there are countless benefits:

We often use them to move large crates containing engineering machinery to power stations and also heavy in-store display units/materials to many high street stores such as Selfridges & JD Sports, throughout the UK and Europe.

We have been asked to assist with office removals the vans have large enough bodies for furniture, home and office appliances and boxes removals.

The Luton body comes as either a solid box van or a curtain side which is great for loading larger loads into through the side.

Luton vans often have tail lifts fitted to the rear of the vehicle and these are very useful for lifting heavy items such as pallets, office furniture, desks and filing cabinets up to the level of the loading area.

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