Here is the last of the three special racking systems installed by Syncro System’s Udine dealer for the province’s fire brigade. The series began with a solution for a Fiat Fullback pickup and continued with a racking system for a Volkswagen Crafter. This third van is another Crafter, but with completely different interior equipment and racking.
The choice of a different lining solution shows that this van will be used for a completely different purpose to the other Crafter described in our previous news article. In this van, the floor is covered with a plywood floor liner with a marble-look finish, while the side walls and doors are protected by steel panels. The other Crafter, as you will remember, was equipped with a rubber-coated plywood floor liner and aluminium chequer plate panels.
On this side of the van, the Syncro team has installed a workshop area with storage for tools and equipment alongside. The racking on this side comprises:
The right side of the van is fitted with just one column of racking. The main feature on this side is three shelves, all with gas-spring action doors. A pull-out bench with a steel vice is fitted between the floor-level compartment and the first shelf. This extremely useful accessory occupies virtually no space when stowed: only the vice remains outside the racking when the bench is pushed back into its frame.
This racking column is completed by a top shelf that provides useful storage space right up the van’s roof.
Accessories play a fundamental role in this VW Crafter operated by the Udine fire brigade. Two types of accessory have been installed: