Fashion / function – why compromise?

Functional commercial vehicles that sell your company/products for you…

Side skirts, wind deflectors, cab kits, sun visors, complete vehicle lighting, custom painting and vehicle graphics.











A truck that looks good inside and out!


Drumack Coachworks – Commercial Vehicle Bodybuilder – 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


Maine Soft Drinks delivery vehicle

Posted in Dropside body

The Ingimex conversion. 

Maine soft drinks required their factory built ingimex body adapted to offer a little more protection for soft drinks deliveries. The addition of three aluminium shutters complete with rod locks improved security. A fibreglass roof and galvanised framework designed and painted sympathetic to the original body offered the goods additional protection and shelter.

Standard Ingimex dropside body adapted at Drumack to meet the customers requirements.



 Drumack Coachworks – Ingimex conversion – Ford Transit

New Man at Disk Shred

Posted in GRP box van, Man

Disk shred’s new body built on a new Man TGM15.250


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Tail lift – MBB Palfinger 1500KL cantilever lift 1.5 tonne

Purpose built body with fully insulated roof

Strengthened cross-members to support shredder

Conspicuity  markings – ECE104

Customised work area including tool storage

Disk Shred operate a data destruction service whereby they come on-site and shred hard drives, compact discs, pen drives and other storage devices.

“The DiskShred fleet has evolved to match the changing requirements from our customers. Our latest truck provides shredding throughputs three times faster than the industry average for on-site hard drive destruction.”

courtesy of DiskShred


 Drumack Coachworks – Commercial Vehicle Bodybuilder UK

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

Seriously… Good winch available from Drumack Coachworks

Tucked away behind this hinged door on the bulkhead is a Goodwinch TDS – 16.5

  • Heavy duty series wound motor delivering high torque for serious winching
  • Commercial, heavy duty three stage planetary gearbox giving a highly reliable and sustainable winch unit with tremendous pulling power
  • The TDS-16.5 is equipped with an automatic double tapered brake on the end of the gearbox
  • Rotating ring gear clutch with easy to operate freespooling lever
  • Available in either 12 volt or 24 volt
  • Comes with standard wire rope 11 mm x 27 metres and roller fairleads


Drumack Coachworks – Vehicle Body Builder – Belfast – Ballymena

‘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

McCarroll Plant Hire

McCarroll Plant Hire required a beaver tail body with powered loading ramps for this Scania P270.

Other features included retractable rear support legs, side compartments and enclosed Goodwinch winch mounted on the bulk head.

A cab mounted beacon bar, front and rear LED strobe lights and rear facing work lamps ensures maximum visibility for the vehicle and personnel.

Additional elements of the body were 28 mm half lap hardwood floor with recessed lashing rings and chassis mounted powder coated tool box.

McCarroll Plant Hire can be contacted at;

29, Kilmandal Rd, Cloughmills,
Ballymena County Antrim
BT44 9BH

Tel: 028 2763 8217
Fax: 028 2763 8217


Drumack Coachworks – commercial vehicle body builders


Behind you all the way – Ratcliff RQ518

The RQ518 is a 500kg lifting capacity aluminium column lift from Ratcliff Palfinger – light weight yet functional.


As can be seen in the table below- the RQ518, weighing only 115 kg, allows a maximum payload whilst adding the functionality of a tail lift.



For more information on sales, fitting and service contact Cyril at Drumack – 028 2957 1215 or


Drumack Coachworks – nationwide – taillift parts

Lights supplied and fitted at Drumack

Drumack Coachworks offer a wide range of lighting solutions for your vehicle. Numerous variants of LED interior lights are available for every need.

Drumack hold a substantial stock of warning lights, docking/reversing lights, spot lights, front marker lights, side marker lights, rear marker lights, strobe lights, beacons and illuminated signs.

We are primarily a commercial vehicle body builder and use these products on a daily basis. Faulty vehicle accessories reflect badly on us therefore the suppliers/ brands we use have been proven reliable over many years.

Call or visit us at for more information.


Drumack Coachworks – Belfast and Ballymena