IT PAYS to get the best out of your van, and this applies to the way you carry your tools, equipment or goods. Good racking can help, and can even cut fuel costs.
With fuel bills among the greatest outgoings for tradespeople and SMEs, a clever racking system can allow the use of a smaller van, something that could reduce fuel bills by as much as £2200 a year compared with a mid-sized van.
In-vehicle equipment and workplace storage systems manufacturer Bott has developed SMARTVAN, described as an affordable innovation in van racking, to help tradespeople save costs and get more out of their vehicles.
The new system has been designed for most small vans and will soon be available for 15 model variants including Ford’s new Transit Connect.
The racking is said to utilise wasted space in small vans so van operators need not compromise useable load capacity by giving it up to bulky racking intended for larger, walk-in vehicles.
And as the racking has been custom developed for specific vehicles it can be fitted in around an hour with no need for drilling. It can be ordered online, with prices starting from just over £180.
- Designed for small vans
- Design and order your system online
- Prices from just over £180
- Fit in around 60 minutes
- Utilise wasted space – load bay still accepts a standard-size washing machine or Europallet
- Designed to last two vehicle lifecycles with a three-year warranty
- Fully crash tested