Mackworth launches new quick-fit, low-cost cycle safety door16 December 2016

Mackworth Vehicle Conversions is offering a new cycle safety door, called the Mackworth Cycle Vision, available immediately on selected DAF, Renault and Volvo vehicles.

Its clever design means it can be fitted quickly and easily into the original door, using existing wiring looms and switches, and costs £1,500.

In addition, the product has been designed to keep the passenger window fully operational. By adapting the window to a horizontal slide, the driver is able to use the window for air circulation or as an exit in an emergency.

“Our aim in developing this product was twofold, firstly to provide drivers with an unobstructed view while ensuring they still had the comfort of an opening window, and secondly to provide operators with a product at an achievable price, with the added bonus of fast, nationwide fitment,” explains Andrew Kent, Mackworth’s general manager.

Mackworth engineers first fit an interim Cycle Vision door to minimise vehicle downtime – a process that takes around one hour. The vehicle door is then taken to a workshop and returned within 48 hours – with fitting, again, taking one hour.

The original door is fitted with toughened safety glass, which conforms to IVA and NSSTA standards. The E-marked glass will stop condensation from gathering while still being tough enough for everyday use. The door is reinforced, then an additional internal mirror is incorporated to further improve visibility. A customised door interior maintains aesthetics within the cab.

Already available on selected DAF, Renault and Volvo vehicles, Mackworth says it will have more options available soon.

Click the link below for a video of the door in action.

Laura Cork

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