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introduces Metrovan bodies
• The York Trailer Co. Ltd. announces a new range of lightweight rigid van bodies to replace the current model range. Marketed under the name of Metrovan, this standard range is available in lengths from 10ft to 28ft, and is suitable for in-town deliveries and trunking operations.
A new production line for the Metrovan has been laid down at York's main plant in Northallerton, to allow rapid delivery for big fleet orders and for the smaller operaters' one-off requirements.
, The new van design incorporates a completely squared-off interior to• ensure that all space is usable load space, and particular attention has been paid to providing maximum width rear door opening for ease of loading and unloading. Load protection is assured by a one-piece leak-proof alloy roof which has all the fixing points outside the cargo area. Use of high-tensile light alloy and new heavy-duty corner pillars make for a very tough body with a high resistance to damage.
A wide range of options includes side apertures, rear doors and one-piece translucent glassfibre roof. A feature of the Metrovan is that it can be supplied in kit form, consisting of sub-assemblies easily constructed by two men in a few hours using only spanners.
The Metrovan is being sold through York's truck equipment division branches at Corby, Avonmouth, Rainham (Essex), Watford, Llantris ant, Doncaster, Warrington, Glasgow and Cannock.