There are times when you really do need a big van… and more besides! If your job requires bulky equipment and lots of different tools and utensils, and if everything has to be kept tidy to stop it getting damaged or tangled up, as happens so easily with hoses and cables, then not even the biggest van is enough on its own.
The only answer is to install a custom racking solution.
Let’s have a look at a van operated by a small business that specialises in irrigation systems for parks and gardens . These systems, which obviously have to be installed on the customer’s land, consist of a large number of parts and require a whole range tools to install.
The photos below show a Volkswagen Crafter equipped for an irrigation service . The Syncro System storage solutions and accessories installed inside are designed to transport everything needed to install, connect and operate irrigation, pumping and water distribution systems.
Let’s examine the linings and cabinets that Syncro’s specialist installers chose for this job.
Syncro racking installers always start by lining the interior walls of the van’s load compartment and covering the floor with a robust plywood panel capable of withstanding heavy loads for many hours a day. This far-sighted precaution prevents damage to the interior of the van body and preserves its original condition for years to come.
In the case of this Crafter, used by a company that installs and services irrigation systems, the floor was covered with a resinated plywood panel for strength and resistance to wear, damp and accidental spillages of water and other liquids.
The side walls and doors were lined with pre-painted aluminium panels, while the bulkhead was protected by a sheet of aluminium tread plate.
A generous amount of space is dedicated to cargo lashing accessories. There is also plenty of open and closed storage for small and medium items, plus essential cleaning and first aid accessories.
Along the left wall we can see: