Ford of Britain has announced the availability of the Ranger Tipper, which adds a TUV-approved rear tipping body and an under-body storage box to the Ranger’s repertoire of configurations across the pond.

The Tipper is built from the Regular Chassis Cab 4x4 model and powered by Ford’s 4-cyl. turbodiesel. The tip angle of the bed goes up to 40-degrees of tilt, which should be more than enough to encourage the voluntary evacuation of building materials and the like from the back. 

Ford’s press release and an extra pic are on full view after the jump for those of you into that kind of thing.

[Source: Ford]

Ford Ranger Tipper available now at £16,800 on-the-road
4x4 Tipper with multi-stage under floor tipping gear based on the new Ranger Chassis Cab
The new pick up truck is the ideal 4x4 solution to moving raw materials on or off road

BRENTWOOD, 15 March, 2006 – Ford's new Ranger Tipper is now available to order and is ideal workmate for every kind of business from farming to roundabout maintenance. The new model is a 4x4 Ranger with a TUV approved rear tipping body with a useful under-body stowage box. The high quality powder coated body is manufactured from corrosion resistant Zinc plated Steel with double skinned Aluminium side and tail-boards.

Gary Whittam, commercial vehicles director, Ford of Britain said: "We are delighted with the way this new model looks and operates. Conversions can often be ungainly but we believe this model is in good proportion.

"Builders, agricultural and forestry workers, playing field and roundabout maintenance teams will all welcome the tipping action and the ability to tow extra equipment such as lawn mowers and trailers. Out in muddy forests and fields the fundamental ability of the Ranger will be a bonus," he added.

The Ranger Tipper is an extension to the market leading Transit "One-Stop" range of ready-for-work conversions. It can uniquely meet operator machinery directive requirements, providing buyers with peace of mind in this increasingly complex legislative environment.

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Ford Ranger Tipper

Chassis Specification
Model:    Ranger Regular Chassis Cab 4x4
Engine:    2499cc, 109PS, 4cyl, 12 valve turbo inter-cooled Diesel
Transmission:     5 speed, limited slip differential, remote free wheel system
Wheels/Tyres:    15” steel wheels, 235/75 R15 tyres
Fuel capacity:     63 litres
Steering:    Power assisted
Brakes:    Disc/Drum servo assisted
Suspension:    Front, Torsion bar double wishbone, anti-roll bar. Rear, multi-leaf Hotchkiss

GVM    2845Kg
GTM    5645Kg
Max gross trailer capacity    2800kg
Overall length    5054mm
Overall width    1720mm (excluding mirrors)
Overall height    unladen 1840mm
Floor height unladen    940mm
Turning circle (kerb to kerb)     :12.6m
Maximum wading depth    450mm
Approach angle:    35° unladen
Departure angle:    25° unladen
Side Tilt angle:    40° unladen

Body Specification:

Gross payload:    935Kg
Kerb weight:    1910Kg (full fuel, oil, water, spare wheel and tools, no driver)
Length:    2286mm (7ft 6in) internal
Width:     1660mm (5ft 5in) internal
Headboard height:     941mm (3ft 1in)
Unladen Floor height:     920mm (3ft 0in)
Side/Tailboard height:     350mm (13¾ in)
Maximum tilt angle:     40°
Type: Tipper, 1-Way rear tip, manual bottom hinged side and tailboards.
Ram: Centre under-floor 4 stage chrome plated
Power Pack: 800W electro-hydraulic, mounted inboard, 9ltr oil reservoir, ISO 32 oil
Tip angle: Electrically limited to 42 degrees by limit switch operating on ram
Electrical system: 12V system, 110A fuse, subframe-mounted isolation switch
Control Gear: Microprocessor control unit system mounted on back panel of cab behind driver's seat. Tipper control initiated by control unit incorporating push-button on/off, raise lower controls, LCD function status indicator, integrated LED/audible warning devices.
Hand control: Flexible coiled wander lead with handheld unit with raise/lower controls including emergency stop switch. Unit stowed behind driver's seat.
Subframe: Open ‘C’ section Zintec Steel construction with cruciform
Load bed: 2.5mm Zintec Steel platform supported by 5 closed box section cross-bearers, double skinned roll formed edge to rear lower edge.
Headboard: Removable full width. Perforated behind cab rear glass, rubber finished top surface
Sideboards: 350mm high double skinned extruded aluminium, 3 steel hinges
Tailboard: 350mm high double skinned extruded aluminium, 2 steel hinges
Latches: Pull up latches bolted to the front and rear pillars to enable service/repair, latch pin mounted on side/tailboard end caps.
Fenders: Half round thermoplastic, mounted on bolted fender brackets
Load Lashing: Load bed - 8 250Kg flush pull up rings. Headboard – 9 roping eyes to upper headboard, 2 roping eyes in outer uprights.
Sheeting hooks: 8 hooks mounted to the crossbearer ends
Body Prop: Integral pull up prop mounted to the nearside subframe
Rear light bar: Full width bar with integrated light assemblies, licence plate holder and lamps.
Stowage: Two steel panniers mounted below floor behind cab, lockable Inox handle and latch.
Finish: Slate grey powder coat, 2-pack acrylic cab colour paint for side and tailboards.
Body Warranty: 3 year, 100,000 mile.

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