Supertrucks continues to raise glass transport/handling safety and efficiency standards with a September double first. The St Helens headquartered company has just designed and built the first glass carrying rack conversion for the newly launched Renault Master/Vauxhall Movano van ranges. The company has also launched an innovative quick retracting access ladder system, which will improve the safety and speed of gaining roof rack access.

Peter Wright, Supertrucks Ltd’s Chairman, comments: “Supertrucks has further strengthened its position as the leader in glass carrying transport technology. Our new glass carrying racks for the new Master/Movano vans are the first available – and we believe that our new quick retracting access ladder system represents a major ‘step up’ for the glass trade.”

Supertrucks has used its unique, “no-drill” fixing method to secure the full length/full height aluminium side rack to the new long wheelbase, high roof Master/Movano vans – which, like their predecessors, are expected to be very popular with glazing companies.

The all-alloy, Supertrucks’ Master/Movano rack system, like the rest of the company’s panel van rack systems, will also be optionally available with the new quick retracting access ladder system. The Supertrucks’ quick retracting access ladder system is now available as a low cost option, priced from just £197 + VAT, for all the company’s full length, full height external glass carrying racks.

The new Supertrucks’ quick retracting access ladder system has been designed and developed, in conjunction with the glass trade to provide safer, more convenient and faster access to the van’s roof rack provide a method of roof access that does not require drilling van door panels and does not over strain/damage door hinges
When the new Supertrucks’ quick retracting access ladder system is specified it is built into the rear of the side mounted glass carrying rack.  Unlike other ladders incorporated into the side rack the new Supertrucks’ quick retracting access ladder system does not reduce the rack’s load carrying space.

When roof rack access is required the operative simply releases a spring-loaded retaining shute bolt and pulls the Supertrucks’ quick retracting access ladder rearward and out from its stowed position ready for use. The operative then can safely climb up the ladder to gain access to the roof rack.

Peter Wright, explains: “For safety, financial and operational reasons rear door mounted roof access ladders have major drawbacks.  The new Supertrucks’ quick retracting access ladder system provides fast, safe and efficient roof rack access, overcoming all the inherent disadvantages of conventional rear door mounted roof rack access ladders.”

Now, with the launch of glass carrying racks for the new Renault Master/Vauxhall Movano vans, Supertrucks has its widest-ever range of fully European-legislation-compliant racks and associated equipment for virtually every popular panel van model available in UK/Europe. These Supertrucks’ rack products also incorporate an industry-leading range of standard/optional features, such as:-
• inclinometer, to indicate the angle of the rack and thus whether it is safe to load/unload
• rubber base blocks, incorporating side reflectors, to provide better in-transit load protection and improve vehicle visibility/safety
• reflective white safety markers, to effectively define the rack edges front and rear in poor visibility
• pole rest, to provide convenient, safe storage for securing poles during load handling
• test certificate, issued with every rack to show maximum safe working load
• new quick retracting access ladder system
• new GLASS STOP! load restraint system

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