If you need to load through the side of the vehicle, the most popular type of commercial vehicle body for this work is the Curtainsider. JC Payne Curtainside Bodies are manufactured to fit chassis’ from 3.5 tonne to 26 tonne.

Curtainside users utilise them in order to transport palletised goods loaded through the side of the body. Typically loaded and unloaded with a forklift in a yard, rather than through the rear doors on a loading bay or on a tail-lift. Curtainsider’s allow much greater flexibility which is why it is a popular solution to many hauliers needs.

Dependent on the specific use of the body, and goods to be carried. JC Payne will guide the customer from initial design, through to final build, to achieve specific requirements. Whilst considering loading methods and restraint needs.

We manufacture the JC Payne 3.5 tonne Curtainside with a uniquely designed aerodynamic pod and collars ensuring smooth airflow around the body. This negates the need for an air deflector whilst also as a result, giving a little more load space. However we can use an normal air deflector if required.

The standard 3.5 tonne JC Payne Curtainside has the following specifications:
  • Loading area length of 4.2m (other lengths can be specified) 
  • Body Heights & Widths allowances vary depending on manufacturer
  • Barn Doors (other closures can be specified) 
  • 15mm Phenolic Floor
  • “V” Groove Side Rave with Pull-up hooks
  • Tail Lift (Optional)

The production team at JC Payne can build the Curtainside in varying heights and lengths. If an increase payload is required we can also build in lightweight materials.

We construct our curtainside bodies with GRP bulkheads and rear doors, although options are available to fit flush rear doors or shutters if necessary.

So please forward your specific requirements and let our engineers design the solution that suits your needs.

Finally, we work closely with the main manufacturers and can build a curtainside body on any of the following (if you don’t see your chassis model listed below, please call us to double check):

3.5 tonne to 7.2 tonne
Mercedes Sprinter
Curtainside. Citroen Relay Curtainside, Peugeot Boxer Curtainside. VW Crafter Curtainside. MAN TGE Curtainside. Ford Transit Curtainside. Iveco Daily Curtainside. LDV V80 Curtainside. Fiat Ducato Curtainside. Vauxhall Movano Curtainside. Nissan NV400 Curtainside. Renault Master Curtainside

7.5 tonne – 26 tonne
Mercedes Atego
Curtainside, Mercedes Antos Curtainside, Mercedes Actros Curtainside. DAF LF Curtainside, DAF CF Curtainside. Iveco Eurocargo Curtainside, Iveco Stralis Curtainside. MAN TGL Curtainside, MAN TGM Curtainside. Scania P-Series Curtainside, Scania L-Series Curtainside. Volvo FM Curtainside, Volvo FL Curtainside, Volvo FE Curtainside. Renault Premium Curtainside, Renault Midlum Curtainside