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Rigid Dropside

We have manufactured Rigid Box Van bodywork for over fifty years. Its ever-increasing popularity has lead to the development of many unique design features that keep customers coming back time and time again.

Cartwright rigid dropside bodywork is built to an exceptionally high standard to ensure it meets the demands of today's rigid transport operations.

The bodywork and sub-frame construction allow for a long and trouble free service life. Rigid build range from 3.5 tonne to 26 tonne.

Popular Options

  • Side mounted tail-lift for kerb side loading operations.
  • Full length side mounted tail-lift, for kerb side loading operations.
  • Fire extinguisher chassis mounted storage box.
  • Removable side bars, ideal for heavy loads such as gas cylinders.
  • Hinge down dropsides available with a variety of locking gear and hinge arrangments.
  • An onboard crane makes unloading and loading your rigid quick and easy. Ideal for brick carrying vehicles.
  • Hydraulic stabilising legs, used in conjunction with an onboard crane. Best suited to heavy load applications.

Example Specification

Overall Body Length 5850mm
Overall Width 2550mm
Rear Aperture Width 2235mm

Rich Anderson

Sales & Marketing Director

Rich joined Cartwright in 2014 with over 30 years commercial vehicle & trailer sales experience. Rich is based out of our south manchester head office and plays a key part in developing new business strategies.


Steve Pollock

Technical Sales Manager

Steve has been working within the trailer industry for over 8 years developing key client relationships within the south west region.


Andy Jarvis

Technical Sales Manager

Joining in early 2012 Andy is based out of our South Manchester Head Office.


David Ashworth

Technical Sales Manager

With over 2 years Cartwright Experience and many more in the industry David knows the Cartwright Brand


Clive Dingle

Special Builds Sales Manager

Clive is our longest serving Technical Sales Manager with over 10 years experience, he specialises in the extraordinary specification trailers.

Contact The Sales Team on +44 (0) 161 928 0966