Blackwood picks York
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BLACKWOOD Hodge Vehicles has selected one of the new Ye Bodyline curtainsider bodies to be used as a demonstrator on Mercedes 1617 truck chassis.
Container type anti-rack cam locks are fitted to each door to aid body rigidity and reduce the risk of losenging.
Its pvc curtains run on easyglide rollers and are tensioned by quick release ratchetoperated poles and over-centre adjustable straps.
A centrally mounted 50mm (2in) wide roof support is fitted where body lengths are or 5.5m (18ft), in order to prevE flexing of the roof and allow t use of a lightweight ro structure.
The roof is constructed frorr one-piece aluminium pan bonded to alloy roof suppo and rivetted to aluminium ca. rails outside the cargo area.
Strengthening the roof is steel centre spine which al locates the roof support and fitted with sliding cargo restra straps.
Its front bulkhead is ply in and an aluminium-panell exterior with steel lining is aw able as an option.
York's new Bodyline ran comprises two models, ti Flyweight for truck chassis up 7.5 tonnes gvw and tl middleweight for rigid trucks to 24 tonnes gvw.