The racking system described on this page is installed in a Fiat Ducato owned by a company that maintains and repairs industrial and commercial refrigeration and ventilation systems. The van plays an essential role in the company’s logistics, as it transports tools, material and spares – some quite large – as well as potentially hazardous items like cylinders containing refrigerant gases. The racking components seen here are from Syncro’s innovative Ultra system, designed to multiply an already impressive number of racking combinations almost to infinity.
There’s one phase in the design and installation of a racking system that Syncro always takes care to recommend: the fitting of proper floor and bodywork liners. This can even be mandatory if the vehicle is used to carry food or pharmaceutical products. In the van shown here, nearly all interior surfaces are protected:
Storage space is organised in the most rational manner:
The Ducato’s racking is completed by a bar and strap case retaining system and a pull-out bench with a metal vice. This latter accessory is extremely useful for carrying out small repairs and adjustments on site. The bench extends in next to no time and is strong enough to resist loads and hammering.
The transport of cylinders containing potentially flammable or even explosive gases demands special attention to safety. In fact, compliance with certain standards is mandatory, as specified in road transport legislation based on the ADR - The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road):