To support SRL’s expansion into VMS signage boards for the high speed sector, and the opening of their largest ITS depot in Romford, LCVT have delivered two bespoke 3,500kg transporters to assist in the speedy deployment of signage boards to site.
SRL has 29 depots throughout the UK & Ireland, and approached LCVT to design a vehicle which could deliver both their larger high speed Variable Message Signs and the smaller Smart Messenger units quickly and safely to site.
LCVT came up with a vehicle design using their proven chassis conversion, that not only offered the ability to transport 2 x high speed units, or 3 x Smart Messenger boards, or a combination of both.
The two vehicles utilise the latest Fiat Ducato with Euro 6D 140ps drive train and have been taken with the Fiat Professional 5 year/125,000 warranty option. The body has a number of innovative features including a unique low frame chassis conversion which has allowed a longer wheelbase to be fitted and a lower deck height than could be achieved on a conventional chassis cab.
The key benefits being; improved stability, shallower load angles, and whole life costs.
The floor of the vehicle utilises LCVT’s exclusive perforated aluminium plank which delivers exceptional grip to both operatives and VMS units when loading and unloading and with a full width spring assisted tailgate which has a punched textured GRP mesh, both ease of use and payload have been delivered.
The 2 vehicles are a further example of LCVT’s ability to “think outside the box” when offering customers solutions to transportation requirements and we would like to thank SRL, and in particular Andy Smith (SRL Fleet Manager) for the opportunity to work with them on the project.