New belt discharge rigid truck body shown at Tip-ex

Will Shiers
June 4, 2019


Swan Commercials previewed the third generation of its innovative belt discharge rigid truck body at Tip-ex 2019.

The Wigan-built body, which has been retrofitted onto a 2006 Volvo FM Globetrotter for customer C McElchare Ltd, will be used in road surface dressing.

The truck has a 20-tonne payload, can be fully discharged in as little as two minutes.

Safety features include banksmen lights along the side of the truck’s body, and in-cab cameras, allowing the driver to monitor the discharge from the cab. The belt can also be operated by a wander lead at the back of the vehicle, or by remote control.

In addition to being more stable than a conventional tipper, the load can be discharged with precision, and it can be operated beneath trees, lampposts and other overhead obstacles.

About the Author

Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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