Manufacturing lightweight,
high strength steel tipping bodies
for three generations

Innovation and Bespoke
Product Design

With over 32 years of experience and expertise in building bodies, we are able to offer a bespoke design and manufacture service and our flexible approach ensures we can respond to the individual client brief. In listening to our customers’ needs Mr Townend has designed and developed a multi-functional tail door which is hinged at both the top and side of the body and has proved invaluable for our customers in the demolition industry whilst transporting large rocks, boulders and bulk waste. The two way hinge system allows the tail door to be opened in the traditional way for a tipper body, swinging open from the top hinges or to be opened from the side hinges in a barn door style. This method allows the doors to be pinned back open during the tipping process and prevents any possible damage caused to the tail door during the emptying of the large loads.

Best Practice and
Commitment to Quality

As part of our drive to move forward, we are always looking for ways to improve our manufacturing processes. We have recently invested in new lifting gear and designed and developed a jig and trolley system to enable us to build the bodies in the workshop prior to mounting them onto the chassis as opposed to our previous method which was to build the bodies up from the chassis. This new process not only helps reduce any possible damage caused to the vehicle during build but has also greatly speeded up the production process. 
As part of our commitment to maintain and improve on quality, we hold the ISO 9001:2015 UKAS accreditation.
We maintain Conformity of Production Clearance from the VCA which authorises the production and assembly of the class N1, N2 and N3 vehicles. 
We are a member of Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association which keeps us up to date with the latest information on legislation and standards and we follow the VBRA code of practice.
We are proud to be a qualified member of the Hardox® in My Body Program. Our bodies have passed strict quality control and are approved as a premium product by the SSAB Board. Hardox® in My Body – A sign of quality and trust for the best products in the market
All the above help us to maintain and improve on quality and fulfil our commitment to strive to achieve complete customer satisfaction.

Company Overview

L Townend Ltd has been manufacturing lightweight, high strength steel tipping bodies for three generations. 
We are a family run business and pride ourselves on being able to offer a quick turnaround on body builds and an excellent aftercare service to all our customers. 
Our tipper bodies are made using Hardox® Steel Wear Plates making them ideal for the construction and demolition industries to transport materials following excavation and quarry works, delivering aggregates and building materials and assisting with the disposal of bulk waste and recycling services.

Multi Functional Tail Door

To be crowned Bodybuilder of the Year has been a tremendous achievement and a true reflection of the hard work, dedication and loyalty of our valued team”

Complete customer satisfaction

Our company have been using L Townend Tipper Bodies for over 30 years. We work in demolition, quarries and general earth moving and their tipper bodies are our ideal choice. They are built to a very high standard using the best steels making them very hard wearing and long lasting

Phil Mone of Mone Bros, Leeds


For fast friendly advice call our Sales Team
on 01484 689958

Our Partners

Only the best: Our attention to detail is second to none so we choose our partners products very carefully. 

L Townend Ltd
Wagon Bodies
Tough Enough
for the Job

Find Us

L Townend Ltd
Bottoms Mill
Woodhead Rd
West Yorkshire

VAT Registration No. 889 098 645    Company Registration No. 5904263

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