Tail lift weight testing at Drumack Coachworks

Demonstration of one of the mobile units for on-site taillift weight testing by Drumack Coachworks.


In vehicle yards where space is restricted this operation facilitates efficient weight testing with minimal disruption.


Drumack Coachworks – Mobile Tail Lift Weight Testing

Two MAN team – uform double up

Posted in Curtainside body, Man


Pictured below uform’s new two MAN team – Two MAN chassis supplied by MAN UK  and curtainside bodies built by Drumack Coachworks.

uform curtainside trucks

MAN TGM 18.250

26 foot curtainside body with 27 mm hardwood laminate floor, double rear doors and structural supports for product

MAN TGL 12.180

20 foot curtainside body with 27 mm hardwood laminate floor, double rear doors and structural supports for product


Curtains for both vehicle were manufactured and ink-jetted by Cunningham covers Magherafelt


 Drumack Coachworks – Commercial vehicle body builders – UK and Ireland

Special web offer on Teal vehicle hand wash units

Vehicle hand wash units 24Volt by TEAL – £259 exc. vat

Robust hand washing unit manufactured by TEAL supplied by Drumack Coachworks.

Real hand hygiene is achieved under hot running water at the ideal constant temperature of 45°C +/-2°C. There are no messy twist taps to retain dirt and grease – just a simple Flipi-tap.

The TEALwash provides more than twenty twelve second washes, from each filling of the 5 litre water tank. It’s easy to fill and empty with a large opening lid for a quick top-up with clean water. Close the bowl after washing and the waste water drains away.

(courtesy of TEALwash.com)

TW24  £259 exc. VAT

(12 Volt units available, this offer applies to 24 volt units only)

Only while stocks last

Contact James at Drumack Coachworks – 028 9077 9077


Drumack Coachworks – mobile hand washing units UK – TEALwash

BM Gas Springs available at Drumack Coachworks

Gas struts / Pneumatic gas springs / Gas rams







At Drumack Coachworks we strive to source the best components. When a manufacturer makes the grade you can be assured they offer a top quality product.

Suitable for a wide range of applications including;  lift-up doors, boot lids, tail lifts, rear closure above tail-lifts, bus luggage compartment doors.

Drumack have a wide selection of BM gas springs held in stock and most other models/types can be sourced/produced.

Some advantages of gas springs over a mechanical spring:

  • A gas spring has a hydraulic damping length at the end of the stroke.
  • A gas spring is more compact than its mechanical equivalent.
  • A gas spring may reach a 10 year life span in certain applications and still remain completely reliable.
  • A gas spring is corrosion-proof.
  • A gas spring is easy to use.







To order contact James at Drumack Coachworks (Belfast) 028 9077 9077


Drumack Coachworks – Commercial Vehicle Parts Supplies

Comus Platform Light RBF-20

Special introductory offer 

£22 exc VAT

Platform Lighting at Drumack Coachworks
  • No wires
  • No flags
  • No hassle
Robust design – Resin filled polycarbonate shell
Battery life – Operational lifetime of up to 5 years normal daily use
Suitable for all cantilever lifts
Flashing LED safety light
For sales enquiries contact; John at Drumack (Rasharkin) – 028 295 71215
or John at Drumack (Dargan, Belfast) – 028 9077 9077


Drumack Coachworks – sole distributors for Northern and Southern Ireland

Drumack increase the tail lift service fleet

Two Mercedes Sprinters being prepared for entering service in the tail lift service and weight testing fleet.

A typical Drumack service van interior specification includes; taillift parts specific bins, extendible workbench with vice, integrated Tevo modules for tool and tail lift parts storage.

To enable the highest percentage of tail lift repairs to be carried out on-site Drumack Service vans are also kitted with;

  • 12V and 24V in-built electrical systems
  • hose making facilities
  • welding and cutting equipment
  • 240V inverter


   Drumack Coachworks – On-site tail lift service Loler and weight testing

Woodside Distribution Limited

Posted in Curtainside body, Volvo




Pictured below; a new curtainsider complete with 1.5 tonne MBB Palfinger cantilever tail lift built for Woodside Distribution Limited – groupage, distribution and warehousing division of The Woodside Group.

Woodside Distribution Limited entrusted Drumack Coachworks to build a 28 foot curtainside body on this new Volvo FE 260. The cab was ordered factory painted to the Woodside specification and body and curtains coloured to match.

Woodside Distribution offer a variety of services including;

  • guaranteed next day services
  • timed deliveries
  • pre booked deliveries
  • tailift deliveries
  • 2 day / economy deliveries of single and multiple pallets to and from every town and city throughout Ireland and the UK   


Drumack Coachworks – Ballymena and Belfast – Northern Ireland

The MAN for tyre wholesale




Desmond Simpson – 30ft Snaplock body with stainless steel locking bars including delta handles.

Snaplock bodies offer weight savings over the conventional GRP construction. Customers have also remarked on their significantly higher resale value.











From an environmental point of view aluminium construction is king – lower weight giving increased fuel economy and fully recyclable sides and bulkhead.






For more information on weight savings for increased fuel efficiency contact Drumack Coachworks – 028 295 71214


Drumack Coachworks – Snaplock Panels – Commercial Vehicle Body Building

Two Mercedes Sprinters enter service at Drumack

As part of a continued effort to increase capacity, Drumack have again added to the tail lift and shutter service fleet. Drumack now have 9 highly trained taillift engineers and operate 6 fully stocked Mercedes Sprinter service vans.

The two Sprinter vans were supplied by Mercedes-Benz Mallusk.

For more information on Mercedes-Benz vans contact Johnny Andrews at Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van

Factory fitted tow-bars were one of the options selected as this gives a Gross train weight of 7 tonnes. (A useful feature as Drumack weight test tail lifts on customers sites)


 Drumack Coachworks – Belfast and Ballymena – Northern Ireland

The headache of branches and bridges

Watch out for low bridges and overhanging branches!












Attention to route changes or road diversions in relation to the height of your vehicle can save £££’s

  • Place a marker in the cab clearly indicating the vehicle height – a quick check before entering a low bridge or service station could save thousands!
  • Approach low bridges and areas of overhanging branches at a reduced speed – the slower the speed the slower the ‘can opener effect’
  • Pay particular attention when changing vehicle or route – in our experience this is the most likely cause of collisions.












Drumack Coachworks frequently undertake insurance work to repair damaged vehicles. In some instances of more severe damage it is more cost effective to replace the body.

Call in at Drumack and we’ll be happy to provide a quote.

Drumack Coachworks, 10 Drumack Road, Rasharkin, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT44 8RF


Drumack Coachworks – Commercial Vehicle Body Repairs – 028 295 71214