Light Commerical Vehicle tippers like the Citroën Relay Ready to Run Tipper are an essential tool for many in sectors such as light construction and horticulture as they offer a flexible means of carrying a variety of loads and equipment in an open body. As well as unloading manually, a tipper can also discharge a bulk load to the rear by tipping the body – raising it at the front so that the load is discharged at the rear of the vehicle.
|MODEL||L2 SINGLE CAB||L3 CREW CAB|
|WHEELBASE||3450 mm||4035 mm|
|INTERNAL LENGTH||2870 mm||2670 mm|
|INTERNAL WIDTH||2026 mm||2026 mm|
|SIDEBOARD HEIGHT||400 mm||400 mm|
|TAILBOARD HEIGHT||600 mm||600 mm|
|OVERALL LENGTH||5895 mm||6100 mm|
|PAYLOAD*||1222 kg||1033 kg|
The Ready to Run Tipper is available in two versions, either the L2 Single Cab or L3 Crew Cab. Single cab models are fitted with a dual passenger seat as standard, while the Crew Cab variant can provide seating for the driver and six passengers. Four individual seats make up the second row. The payload ranges from 1,033kg* for Crew Cab models to 1,222kg* for single cab models.
*Payload (excluding driver) is calculated including oil, water, lubricants, tools, spare wheel and 90% full fuel tank. When calculating the payload, an average figure for the driver is 75kg (Please note: drivers’ weights will vary). Additional passengers and accessories must be taken into account. It is the operator’s responsibility that the plate weights are not exceeded. Please note: Masses and Dimensions are subject to 8% engineering tolerances.
At the front of the body, the bulkhead/gantry serves several purposes. It is constructed from three load lashing rails with high capacity load securing eyes, so a variety of loads can be secured to it easily. It is also fitted with an embossed steel panel to protect cab occupants from a shifting load, while also providing rearward visibility.
The platform of the Ready to Run Tipper is manufactured from high tensile steel to resist denting from bulk loads whilst also allowing the vehicle to be as light and robust as possible. To prevent corrosion and ensure durability, all parts of the body platform are treated with protective coatings. The load deck is free from surface projections or crevices which could become clogged with bulk loads. Instead, the load restraint lashing rings are fitted to a perimeter rail, keeping the load deck clear. To help contain weight and maximise payload, the body sideboards are crafted from double-skinned aluminium, with a smooth surface finish making them suitable for customer livery.
The full-width steel tailboard features side mounted top and bottom locks to ensure they do not interfere with the tipping discharge area. The two sets of locks allow the tailboard to swing open for tipping either from the top or bottom depending on the type of load. Tailboard finish includes full “Chapter 8” high-visibility markings and wire stays support it during loading to ensure that the rear lights remain visible. The tailboard also incorporates a long-load lashing rail in its top edge as standard.
Ready to Run Tippers are equipped with under-floor tipping gear which incorporates overload and hose burst protection. The mechanism is designed to be maintenance free for the life of the vehicle. A manually-operated body prop provides safety support when the body is in the raised position. The tipping gear is operated from a cab-mounted cable remote control. A safety cut-out switch is incorporated in the handset.
Citroën Tipper comes with a 3-year/100,000 mile warranty covering the whole vehicle, 10-year parts support commitment and is designed to meet European standards so you can drive with peace of mind. To find out more, contact your local business centre and discover all of the benefits of a Citroën converted vehicle.
If you would like more information on the Citroen Ready to Run range please get in touch with us at Snows Citroën Basingstoke today to make an appointment. The simplest way to do so is via our website but please feel free to phone or visit us any day of the week.