Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Launches "Crafty" New Conversion At CV Show
By Maddy Price
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:46
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has further strengthened its ‘Engineered to Go’ range with the launch of a new tipper truck at this year’s CV Show at the NEC. Based on the adaptable Crafter chassis cab platform, the new tipper body has been developed in partnership with conversions specialist VFS. It boasts a high payload capacity and is available in both single and double cab variants.
With a large number of features fitted as standard, the new Crafter tipper benefits from a direct acting five stage underfloor ram to offer a safe, versatile and easy-to-use vehicle. Offering a flexible load-carrying area, the new tipper is available with the option of a robust cage assembly that can be specified with or without sliding sides.
Developed to the latest European design regulations, the new tipper features a high-strength steel platform optimised for torsional rigidity. While the tipper mechanism is designed to provide maintenance-free lifting throughout the vehicle’s life, the new conversion’s bolted construction method offers fast and simple access to the rest of the vehicle.
The robust body features a high yield steel tail-board that keeps loads secure within the tipper bed, with easy-to-use side mounted lock mechanisms offering quick and simple access. Integral load lashing points are spread across the body to ensure that loads are kept safe and under control on the move.
Based on the successful Crafter chassis cab platform, the new conversion benefits from the same safety features, efficient Euro 6 engines and BlueMotion Technology found as standard across the Crafter range. The new tipper also comes with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty which covers the conversion as well as the vehicle.
Nick Axtell, Specialist Sales Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, commented: “Our new ‘Engineered to Go’ Tipper has been developed in partnership with VFS to deliver a hardworking, safe and flexible specialist load carrier. The new conversion meets all of the same high build quality standards of a factory built vehicle, giving customers the peace of mind that it will get the job done without letting them down.”
The new Crafter Tipper will be on display on the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham this week (26-28 April). Those wishing to gain further information regarding Volkswagen’s latest ‘Engineered to Go’ conversion can visit the brand’s stand in Hall 4, Stand 4G10.