Acklea adds plastic board and tail lift to range30 January 2024

Traffic management Acklea tail lift

Traffic management vehicle design specialist Acklea has added a 500kg tail lift and a plastic LP13 light arrow board with a swing-out frame to its range.

The new options will be available through Acklea and through commercial vehicle rental company Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, which will be offering these new features on both short- and long-term rental in the UK.

Acklea designed these latest features to support operators wanting to use just one vehicle to carry all the equipment needed for many more types of roadway maintenance on both low- and high-speed roads.

This is because of Acklea’s lightweight plastic design, which means one truck can carry all the equipment typically required, for example, for roadwork cone installation vehicles or for the delivery of traffic lights, cones, and barriers. In some cases, this payload can be too much for a van made from traditional materials.

Clive Brocklehurst, product manager at Acklea, said: “The consistent demand for our plastic-bodied traffic management vehicles has led us to develop new options to meet more specific customer needs.”

“Traffic management vehicles often require light boards when used on slower roads, so this integrated lightweight plastic version is an additional feature that doesn’t compromise the payload capacity.”

“We’re also very excited to be making this new version more widely available through Enterprise Flex-E-Rent as it provides operators with many more rental options for using the vehicles.”

“These latest lightweight and plastic options use all the experience we’ve built over the years to create a highly versatile and flexible traffic management solution, complete with a light arrow board that’s just as recyclable as the truck’s plastic body.”

Acklea has already delivered more than 100 plastic 7.2t traffic management vehicles since they launched.

This growing family of 7.2t traffic management trucks is based on the Iveco Daily 7.2t chassis, with van-like driving controls and a Hi-Matic transmission.

The plastic material is said to be lightweight, low maintenance, zero corrosion, heat- and chemical-resistant and impact-resistant.

The modular design and use of durable, recyclable copolymer plastic enable the bodies to be reused with a new chassis and cab.

The copolymer traffic management body comes with a non-slip coated floor, galvanised fall protection rails and powder-coated drop sides.

Transport Engineer

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