Can you suggest a dropside pick-up truck to carry approximately one tonne?

I'm partially disabled and am hoping to spend under £20,000 to buy a work vehicle. Can you suggest a suitable dropside pick-up truck to carry approximately one tonne? It must be an automatic gearbox with a tail lift.

Asked on 15 March 2017 by Mini S

Answered by Dan Powell
The Fiat Ducato, Ford Transit and Volkswagen Crafter are all available as dropsides, but you might struggle to find a used one with low-mileage, a tail lift and an automatic gearbox for under £20,000. You can browse used vans for sale here to see what's available:

If you’re only carrying one-tonne payloads then I’d be tempted to buy a pick-up – like the SsangYong Musso or single cab Mitsubishi L200 - and then have the tail lift fitted by a specialist. It won't be a dropside, but both are available with automatic gearboxes and the dealer should be able to provide a list of approved conversion specialists.

Full review of the L200 can be found here:
SsangYong Musso review is here:
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