Lutons Trucks For Sale

The Luton-bodied truck, or Luton van, takes its name from the town in Bedfordshire. Luton was once the national centre for hat making and a certain Mr Barrett was a local haulier who transported much of the town’s famous products. The hats were mostly made from straw and other light materials and were transported in bulky hat boxes.

This meant that the milliners’ deliveries were limited by volume rather than weight, and the enterprising Mr Barrett could see how modifications could be made to a standard truck in order to carry more hats and make his business more profitable.

At this time (in the early 20th century) most trucks were ordered as chassis cabs, so it was a relatively simple matter of discussing the new body shape with the coach builders. The simple solution was to maximise space over payload capacity and this was achieved by making use of the previously ‘dead’ space above the cab.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  313CDI
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI £20,495.00
2016 | Lutons *Own This Vehicle From Only £92.00 Per Week**£500 DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION*2016 Sprinter 313CDI Luton With Tail Lift, Arctic White, ESP9i, Multifunction Steering Wheel With Trip Computer, Hill-Start Assist, Audio 10, ECO Gear 360 6-Speed Manual Transmission, Crosswind Assist, Daytime Running Lamps, Euro 5b, 129 hp, Cruise Control, Black Tunja Fabric Interior, Covered By Unlimited Mileage Warranty
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI £21,495.00
2016 | Lutons *Own This Vehicle From Only £97.00 Per Week**£500 DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION*2016 Sprinter 313CDI Luton With Tail Lift, Arctic White, ESP9i, Multifunction Steering Wheel With Trip Computer, Hill-Start Assist, Audio 10, 6-speed manual, Crosswind Assist, Daytime running lamps, Euro 5b, 129 hp, Cruise control, Black Tunja fabric Interior, Covered By Unlimited Mileage Warranty And Breakdown Assistance
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  313CDI
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI £21,495.00
2016 | Lutons *Own This Vehicle From Only £95.00 Per Week**£500 DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION*2016 Sprinter 313CDI Luton With Tail Lift, Arctic White, Multifunction Steering Wheel With Trip Computer, Hill-Start Assist, Audio 10, 6-Speed Manual, Crosswind Assist, Daytime Running Lamps, Euro 5b, 129 hp, Cruise Control, Black Tunja Fabric Interior, Covered By Unlimited Mileage Warranty And Breakdown Assistance Until May
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  3C13
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 3C13 POA
2013 | Lutons - 4x2 Luton Boxvan - 15ft Body - Manual Gearbox - 3500kg
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  313CDI
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI £19,495.00
2016 | Lutons *Own This Vehicle From Only £86.00 Per Week**£500 DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION*2016 Sprinter 313CDI Luton With Tail Lift, Arctic White, ESP9i, Multifunction Steering Wheel With Trip Computer, Hill-Start Assist, Audio 10, 6-Speed Manual, Crosswind Assist, Daytime Running Lamps, Euro 5b, 129 hp, Cruise Control, Black Tunja Fabric Interior, Covered By Unlimited Mileage Warranty And Breakdown Assistance
Vauxhall Movano LWB 3.5T 970cu ft Dropwell Luton 16ft 8ins
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Vauxhall Movano LWB 3.5T 970cu ft Dropwell Luton 16ft 8ins £15,995.00
2012 | Lutons | 3500kg Width 2070mm. Rear of Cab to back doors length 5080mm (16ft 8") Height in dropwell to roof 2830mm Height main load area 2430mm Luton (above cab) height 1030mm Luton (above cab) length 2070mm Volume = 971cuft .Come and see us or buy over the phone with no obligation and get FREE DELIVERY to your door within UK mainland. Your payment fully refunded upon delivery if you are not happy for any
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  313 CDI LWB 129PS LUTON
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB 129PS LUTON £13,951.00
2014 | Lutons ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Bulkhead, CD player, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Leicester branch.
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI Luton Box
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI Luton Box £21,000.00
2016 | Lutons 313CDI Luton Box in white. Registered in . Long wheelbase, multifunction steering wheel, Hill-start Assist, locking glove compartment, cruise control, dual passenger seat. Approved Used Vans come with the balance of the Manufacturer's 3 year bumper-to-bumper warranty and have had a 60-point check for your peace of mind. All Approved Used Vans come with a minimum of 12 month's warranty.
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI Luton Box
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI Luton Box £21,000.00
2016 | Lutons 313CDI Luton Box in white. Registered in . Long wheelbase, multifunction steering wheel, Hill-start Assist, locking glove compartment, cruise control, dual passenger seat. Approved Used Vans come with the balance of the Manufacturer's 3 year bumper-to-bumper warranty and have had a 60-point check for your peace of mind. All Approved Used Vans come with a minimum of 12 month's warranty.
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  313CDI
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI £6,995.00
2012 | Lutons 2012(62) Mercedes Sprinter 313CDi long chassis, GRP Lutons with Taillifts.Electric windows and central locking, 6 speed gearbox, mileages ranging from 170,000.Choice of vehicles available, viewing at Heywood Nr Manchester - Viewing by appointmentTrade and export enquiries welcomed, please contact 07917 165136Power Steering; 4x2
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The truck body was therefore extended over the cab roof and the new Luton truck was born. The design has hardly changed at all in the intervening century, and it is highly probable that the esteemed Mr Barrett would still recognise his truck design today.

The Luton truck has remained one of the most popular designs ever since its creation, and the reason for its popularity remains the same now as it was all those years ago in Luton. Quite simply, there are lots of distribution and delivery operations where weight will never be the limiting factor and space is instead at a premium. This makes the space-maximising qualities of the Luton truck a sure-fire winner. Lutons are still the truck of choice in many industries, including removals, where household contents do tend to be bulky rather than heavy.Mercdes Atego Luton truck

Because Lutons are so focused on the maximising of space, many versions include a dropwell to the rear of the truck body. This brings the cargo area down behind the rear wheels and eases access as well as creating even more space. The area above the cab is often referred to as the peak or kick. Obviously, this is most often used as an extra storage space, but it is sometimes also converted into a sleeping area. This is a good way for some operations to minimise the costs of overnight stays while still maintaining a decent load space.

It may seem that all box vans should be converted into Lutons, but the design does have certain drawbacks. Chief among these is the added wind resistance created by the flat front of the peak area. Modern box vans use the area above the cab to install wind deflectors but this is not possible on a flat-fronted Luton van. This means that the Luton-bodied truck can suffer in comparison when it comes to fuel economy. The larger profile can also make the Lutons more susceptible to cross winds, so care should be taken when driving in windy conditions, especially in an empty van. The Luton will also usually be more expensive to buy than the equivalent box van, so the increased purchase price and running costs should be taken into account when calculating the best truck for your needs.

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