Transit Van SWB

Example vehicle: Ford Transit

The Ford Transit is still the ‘work-horse’ van that every trades person recognises as a leading vehicle for getting the job done. 

The Short Wheelbase Transit Van has been the biggest selling commercial vehicle in the country for over 40 years and with good reason. The Short Wheelbase Transit is ideal for driving around town being small enough to easily deal with crowded city streets without compromising on load size. Accommodating 3 Europallets, and with a gross payload of up to 946kg and 6.81 cu.m loadspace, they are vans that get the job done. 

The Short wheelbase Transit  can carry standard 8′ x 4′ building boards horizontally or on their sides and yet they are not much larger than a large car so are perfectly manageable around town even if you have little experience of driving large vehicles. The SWB Transit varies in height with the flat-top and semi hi-top model.

If you are moving house locally then you may be able to use a transit van and make multiple trips, however for large loads you may prefer the Hi-Top Long Wheelbase Transit, 3.5 Tonne Luton Box Van or even our 7.5 Tonne Box Van.

Watch a short clip showing you around the Ford Transit

Vehicles in this range

  • Vauxhall Vivaro 
  • Transit Custom flat top
  • Transit Custom Semi-Hi top

Specifications

Transmission:Manual
Engine Size:2.2
Fuel Type:Diesel
Payload:946kg
Capacity:6.81m³
Radio:Radio/CD Player
Age to Hire:21

Information

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Dimensions

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External 
Length:4834mm
Width:1974mm
Height:2406mm
Internal 
Length:2440mm
Width:1762mm
Height:1400-1750mm
Extra 
Rear Door Width:1540mm
Rear Door Height:1370mm

4 Comments


  1. Kevin Taylor
    Jun 26, 2012

    Hi there,
    Do you have a transit van available with a tow-bar? Alternatively, do the pick ups have tow-bars?
    Thanks,
    Kevin


    • kendalls
      Jun 29, 2012

      Kevin – good question, thanks. We have Short Wheel Base (normal size) Transit vans, 1 Tonne pick-ups with and without crew cab, Tipper trucks and 4×4 SUV vehicles with tow-bars. You need to be aware that there is an extra charge of £5 per day for towing. If you are interested in hiring a vehicle with a tow-bar then please contact your local branch to check availability. Thanks.


  2. Richard Irving
    Aug 20, 2012

    Hi,
    Do your swb transits come with tie down rings inside?


    • kendalls
      Aug 21, 2012

      The SWB Ford Transit has small tie down rings on the wheel arch surround and floor.