Tipper vans are ideal for transporting loose material such as sand, gravel, chippings, cement etc where the whole load can be mechanically raised at an angle for easy unloading. The benefit of a tipper over a dropside is that unloading is much faster than having to manually shovel the load out of the back. The downside of a tipper is that they are not able to carry as large a payload as a dropside due to the additional weight of the mechanical tipping gear. Most or the major van chassis manufacturers offer a range of tipper van conversions in either front and rear wheel drive. Tipper bodies are available as steel, a mix of aluminium dropsides & tailboard and steel body or all aluminium for extra weight saving. A range of tippers including the Ford Transit tipper, Iveco Daily, Renault Master, Toyota Dyna, LDV Maxus, VW Crafter and the Mercedes Sprinter.