This Syncro System conversion for a veterinary carcass collection service is very special indeed. This Dacia Dokker van has been completely transformed and contains slides on two levels for the collection and safe transport of dead animals.
Given the intended use of this van, the bodywork protection has to prioritise quick and thorough cleaning. The van is therefore fitted with a floor liner in aluminium tread plate. The same material is also used to form a special compartment inside the van. The van’s rear doors are lined with steel panels.
Using cut-to-size Syncro System profiles, an enclosed compartment consisting of two sides, a front wall, a ceiling and a mid-height platform has been constructed inside this Dacia Dokker. Each surface of this compartment is made from aluminium chequer plate. The result is a two-level chamber inside the van. One of the customer’s requirements was to have two separate compartments for transporting small and large animals, safely and effectively separated from the van’s cab as required by the industry’s hygiene regulations.
A large slide with raised edges and a load capacity of up to 400 kg is installed on the van’s floor. On the upper level, two small slides, each with raised edges and a load capacity of 200 kg each, are installed one alongside the other. Each slide can be pulled out independently of the others simply by pushing its release button and pulling on the ergonomic handle at the back. All the slides run on turned plastic wheels with ball bearings, and have a mechanism that allows them to be locked at various positions between fully closed and fully extended.
At the rear, the upper and lower compartments are enclosed by two top-hinged doors on gas springs. These too are covered in custom-made aluminium chequer plate panels just like every other surface.
Both interior compartments are fitted with independently operated LED ceiling lights to ensure adequate illumination of the interior under all natural light conditions.