Boweld Truck Bodies


Designed to be different

With its unique design and body shape, the Taperlite is a  specially designed durable steel body that is low in weight to maximise payload of sand, aggregates, roadstone and quarry products up to 75mm diameter.

This is a high performance, robust and durable steel body that benefits from a monocoque design to compete directly with traditional aluminium bodies, offer light body weight high payload and long life.

*Payload figures quoted are nett payload based on a typical OEM chassis less installed body weight. Exact payload will vary according to the vehicle make, model, specification, selected body and options.

Product Specification


  • CAD designed monocoque weight saving system
  • Radical tapered design on all four internal planes
  • Unique 'funnel effect' for easy load discharge
  • All sections pressed from high yield, high strength steels
  • All floor pans pressed from 400HBW wear plate
  • Extra high strength rear cross member
  • Extra high strength pressed design back posts
  • Tailgate formed from wear resisting steels
  • Fully jig build to exacting tolerances
  • Fully seam welded after fabrication for maximum strength
  • Hydrogen controlled seam welds using MIG/MAG welding process
  • All new high strength SureShut tailgate hinges with wide aperture opening


  • European design registered
  • Completely new and unique tapered body design for eay load discharge
  • All internal corners designed to be 'anti stick'
  • New wide aperture sure-shut tailgate hinges
  • Tailgate hinges fitted with wear reducing grease tech swivel pins
  • Unique tapered top side channels provide extra strength back posts
  • Top side channels and tailgate top channel formed with 'anti stick' angles
  • Full bolt-on mudguard system
  • Mudguard and hangers laster cut to guarantee easy retro fit
  • Safety hold-open tailgate stay
  • Rear light holders made from anti-rest galvanised steel and aluminium
  • Easy to celan, paint and sign write sides and tailgate


  • Body designed and build to accept following options:
  • ProCover sheet system and ProGuard 'high vision' load guard and sheet stowage system (patent applied for).
  • Airclaw cab operated tailgate opening system
  • Double pivot hinges
  • Rear high strength push bar
  • Full access ladder
  • Autolock tailgates clamp ensures tailgate held tight to the rear post
  • Boweld high gloss paint finish