Van versions from Custers
By Euan Youdale11 June 2015
Custers is introducing its Taurus 230-12ML and 230-14ML truck mounted platforms onto vans.
The 12 m and 14 m working height truck models were introduced in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
The first articulated Taurus 230-12MV was supplied on a Sprinter van in April and the 14 m combined articulated and telescopic 230-14MV will be introduced in August on a 3.5 tonne VW Crafter.
It is also possible to mount both platforms on other vans, like a Ford Transit and Iveco Daily. The van mounts have controls according the latest standards.
The platforms are also available on a 5 tonne van, meaning there is significant loading capacity left over, sais the company. That is why it is an interesting machine for the infrastructure market; this industry is facing more and more problems relating to weight restrictions.
The models have a cage capacity of 230 kg with a horizontal outreach of 7 m - 8 m. By limiting the basket capacity additional outreach is possible. The newly developed outrigger system means the extended stabilisers stay within the width of the vehicle and do not block entrance to the van. New van mount innovations will be launched soon.
Apart from these models Custers also supplies platforms on heavier chassis or vans, mostly 6.5 tonne or 7.5 tonne.
The Taurus 230-12ML and 230-14ML truck mounts are designed to be easily manoeuvrable and suited to city-centres and streetlight maintenance.