Flexibility of temperature split and a crucial height restriction – those were the criteria given to us recently by one of our customers looking for a new 3.5T vehicle for their multi-drop deliveries to coastal locations.
Our design team set to work, and the result is the vehicle pictured here, one we’re very pleased and proud to have produced.
The first key was working out how and where to mount the fridge condensing unit. The answer we came up with was a recessed roof pod which you can see pictured here. This still allows sufficient airflow for the unit, and doesn’t impinge on the load space too much.
The next step was working out what access was required to the body. Since the height is so low and standing in the body is not possible, different door arrangements were favoured.
The body has no rear access, but has 2 side doors on both sides allowing the entire load to be accessed without ever actually having to enter the body.
Lastly, to provide the flexibility they need, the body was fitted with a moveable interior bulkhead to allow them to alter the temperature ratios. To aid this, the side doors were positioned at the very front and rear of the sidewall to give the bulkhead the maximum possible travel.
We’re always pleased to develop an innovative solution like this to a customer’s problem, and assist them in being groundbreaking.