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

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

Conspicuity tape regulations

Posted in Industry News, Safety

Mandatory conspicuity marking legislation detailed in the UK Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations apples to the following classes.

  • Goods vehicles with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 7,500kg first used on or after 10 July 2011
  • Trailers with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3,500kg manufactured on or after 10 July 2011

Text courtesy of FTA compliance guide
Paul Garroways new Volvo sporting the Autosmart livery and the ECE104 compliant conspicuity tape.

Further details can be obtained from the FTA compliance guide


 Drumack Coachworks – Commercial vehicle body builder – Northern Ireland


Damaged panels vulnerable to rot

This majestic bracket fungi emerging from a damaged panel on a sliding door vehicle.

The outer layer to most panels in vehicle construction is the protective layer. Once this GRP film is damaged, water etc. is permitted to enter the panel core and nature will do the rest.

If vehicle damage is repaired at the earliest convenience, much future expense may be spared. However, if left unchecked  panel integrity will be compromised.

Drumack frequently undertake repairs to commercial vehicles. Special alloy sections can be sourced for repairs to most UK mainland manufactured vehicles.

A variety of techniques are available for panel repairs dependent on the severity of the damage. Replacement panels are also stocked and a full painting service offered.

Call in to the Rasharkin depot for a damage assessment and quote –  10 Drumack Road, Rasharkin, Ballymena, CoAntrim, BT44 8RF


 Drumack Coachworks – commercial vehicle repairs – Nothern Ireland

‘Move it or lose it!’ – the VOSA way

Care must be taken when loading and unloading vehicles as the position of the load will have consequences in the event of sudden braking or a collision.

In the case of a rigid vehicle with rear access only, the load will be removed from the rear of the vehicle. After a number of drops it is possible that the front axle could become overloaded as the centre of gravity moves forward – something worth considering when loading the vehicle.

For a curtainsider operator, without due consideration to the order of delivery, it is possible that a space could develop between the load and the bulkhead.

image courtesy of

More information can be found on the H.S.E. website Load safety

Drumack Coachworks can advise you on appropriate load safety devices and load security systems as well as supplying load track, load straps, lashing rings and spring loaded shoring bars.


Drumack Coachworks – Commercial vehicle accessories – Northern Ireland

Free Facility For Farm Families

Posted in Industry News

Farm Families Health Checks

Free health assessments and advice, tailored for you.





The farm families health checks programme is a one-stop mobile facility offering free health assessments and advice tailored specifically for you.

The health checks can be completed quickly and will offer a good indicator of your health, including risk of heart disease, early detection of diabetes and emotional health and wellbeing. You will also find out about the support services that are locally available to you.


There are two parts to the health checks, a medical assessment and a lifestyle assessment. To gain the full benefit of the service, it is recommended that you take part in both assessments.


What will the medical assessment involve? (10-15 minutes)

If you decide you would like a medical assessment, you will be invited to meet with one of our qualified nurses who will provide more details of the programme.

Following your written consent, the nurse will complete a short medical assessment and then offer the following tests:

Blood pressure;

Weight and body mass index (BMI);


Blood sugar;

Lung function;

Mental wellbeing.

(Image courtesy of N.I. Executive’s Photostream)

What does the lifestyle assessment involve? (5-10 minutes)

The second part of the health checks is the lifestyle assessment.

During the lifestyle assessment, you will have the opportunity to discuss health issues with the nurse. Depending on your lifestyle, you will receive advice tailored for you on smoking, healthy eating, physical activity and alcohol consumption.

The nurse can also signpost you to a service that can ensure you are getting the grants and benefits you are entitled to.

For further information

If you have any questions about the Farm Families Health Checks Programme, please contact:

Elaine Catterson

Programme Support Officer

Farm Families Health Checks Programme

Spruce House

Cushendall Road


BT43 6HL


Tel: 028 2563 5573


Have a look inside the clinic before you see it at a local farmers market. The bespoke body and interior was built by Drumack Coachworks.


Drumack Coachworks – Ballymena – Co Antrim


Her name was Loler…

Posted in Industry News

LOLER stands for “The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998”. LOLER legislation states that all lifting equipment such as taillifts, provided for use at work must meet legal requirements and have “Thorough Examinations” carried out regularly by a “Competent person”.











Visit or contact John at Drumack for more information on Loler and tail lift regulations.


Drumack Coachworks – Ballymena – County Antrim