Our Builds


J.Matthews Plant Hire Essex, has been supplying building, construction and civil engineering industries for over 40 years with plant hire, We built them their first fully galvanised 26t “Flappy” Beavertail back in 2015  https://www.shawtrack.com/builds/26-tonne-hydraulic-beavertail/ with the success of building that bespoke body they came to us again with a challenge, they needed a 3.7t dry payload on an Isuzu with full width ramps and cab high headboard. They also wanted an option of a removable fully enclosed pen to the flat deck.  With help from their local Isuzu dealer, George at DT trucks Hoddesdon we went through various calculations to find the best chassis, design and materials for the job.


  • Ladder headboard
  • LED Worklamps
  • Loadbinder rack with open mesh trays
  • Brush and shovel holder at front of headboard
  • Skid board to crank of beavertail
  • Aluminium dropsides Ali panel to create pen enclosure with headboard storage
  • Twin strap and post edge protection
  • Chassis mounted tool box
  • Adjustable height rear ball and pin tow hitch
  • Full width double flip hydraulic ramps
  • Electric winch


Model: N75.150
GVW: 7,500kg
Wheelbase: 3,815mm
Chassis weight: 2,660kg
Finish weight (no dropsides/ with dropsides): 3,800kg / 3,960kg

Body: (no dropsides/ with dropsides) :1140kg / 1,300kg


Payload (no dropsides/ with dropsides): 3,700 kg/ 3,540kg