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

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

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.

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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

Maple ‘SlamSecure’ Vehicle Lock

Drumack Coachworks offer a wide range of commercial vehicle security solutions. A popular choice for barndoors is the SlamSecure vehicle lock by Maple.

SlamSecure is a robust mechanical fixed, exterior mounted truck & trailer door slamlock, designed to cope with the daily rigorous environment associated with commercial vehicles. It can be fitted to both shutter & barndoor applications.


SlamSecure is fabricated from corrosion resistant stainless steel with a short travel locking action to make it as easy to operate as any standard handle. Suitable for use with Whiting, Henderson & Bloxwhich door apparatus, Slamsecure is fitted with the high security KABA 20 series key system,

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For more information and prices please contact Drumack on 028 295 71215 or email at


 Drumack Coachworks – Co. Antrim – Northern Ireland

Voyage du retour

AutoSmart international – the largest supplier of vehicle cleaning products to the trade.

Established in the UK in 1979, AutoSmart is the trade’s favorite supplier of vehicle cleaning products in many territories around the world.

AutoSmart is growing rapidly overseas and has customers in over 20 countries including France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.


Pictured above; numbers 2 and 3 of a total five AutoSmart Showrooms wait in line to start the last leg of their journey back to France. The Titanic Belfast visitor centre and Harland & Wolff cranes provide a super backdrop  as a last view of Northern Ireland for the two Ivecos.


It was amusing to see the puzzled faces of onlookers as the French AutoSmart convoy passed by on the journey from Drumack Coachworks to the harbour.



Drumack Coachworks – Vehicle Bodybuilders

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


Brigade VBV 750 Camera System



Brigade camera systems in stock now at Drumack Coachworks!

Mid range camera monitor system suitable for medium to large road going vehicles. Various rigid and articulated truck versions available, plus twin camera version for trucks with drawbar trailers.







Product code: 3279


VBV-750D – monitor     Size (WxHxD): 148 x 110 x 31.5mm

VBV-700C – camera

VBV-L420 – 20m cable


Many other Brigade systems (including sensors and reversing cameras) available to suit your specific needs.

Contact us for supply and fitting prices.

Drumack Coachworks –      028 295 71215


Drumack Coachworks – Ballymena – Northern Ireland

Skirts for all shapes and sizes!

Looking for after market side skirts? Drumack have your answer – we manufacture in-house bespoke sets of side skirts to suit any vehicle. Side compartments, fuel caps and lift up access to batteries etc standard. Crafted from light weight aluminium and formed for optimal strength, a set of Drumack skirts give a vehicle that finished appeal. Phone or visit – there’s usually a vehicle mid-build.

Cyril – 028 295 71215

10 Drumack Road, Rasharkin, Ballymena, CoAntrim, BT44 8RF



Drumack Coachworks – Vehicle Body Builders

New Lifts at Ratcliff Palfinger



This Ratcliff/MBB joint venture combines the expertise of both companies in the development of this 1000kg Tukaway tail lift, suitable for dry freight and refrigerated vehicles up to 12tonne gvw. The R10 has a 1200mm deep x 2000 wide, double-folding aluminium platform. Standard features include:- KTL coated chassis, twin cylinders for greater stability, platform roll stops, an illuminated, 2-handed fixed exterior control box and wanderlead controls. Flashing lights and platform-mounted foot controls are available as options.



The RQ527 features a galvanised steel frame and lightweight, 975mm deep aluminium platform. Safety features available include platform roll stops with a fixed leading edge and all round safety gates for total operator safety. Ratcliff offer various frames and platforms within its 500kg capacity flexi- lift range creating a lift for virtually all 3.5tonne applications, including flatbeds, dropside trucks and tippers as well as box-bodied vehicles.



The new IVA compliant RUL35AWL with lifting capacity of 350kg – the latest in Ratcliff Palfingers portfolio of passenger lifts. The lift shown features an 825mm wide x 1350mm deep aluminium folding platform, side guards, rear automatic ramp stop and handrails. This lift conforms to the latest IVA minibus requirements offering a lightweight aluminium 230mm step for vehicles with a floor height exceeding 700mm and/or if the taillift protrudes from the rear of the vehicle. Suitable for passenger and commercial applications.

Over the years Drumack Coachworks have worked closely with Ratcliff providing customers with 24/365 breakdown cover, genuine Ratcliff spares and hassle free warranty.

For further information and availability of the full range of Ratcliff Palfinger lifts contact Cyril at Drumack –


Drumack Coachworks – County Antrim – Northern Ireland