Another 5t VLA Heads To The Midlands
As an existing customer of Boniface Engineering, Sam Burke of Burke Bros Recovery was already familiar with their product range and when the time came to add another vehicle to his fleet, called Boniface to put together a specification for a new VLA slidebed that would suit his needs.
Fortunately for Sam (and many other operators), Boniface have been working hard not only to try and satisfy their customer orders but also produce a number of stock vehicles that are available at short notice which is often a requirement within our industry.
Pictured here is Sam’s great looking MAN 12.250 which has been fitted with a Boniface 5t capacity aluminium VLA slidebed and 2t capacity 2nd car lift. The vehicle also has two polished stainless steel locker boxes, wrecker kit and many other accessories specified by Sam. The rugged aluminum deck provides resistance from rust and corrosion keeping the vehicle looking great for much longer than a steel bed. It also provides both increased payload and fuel economy. A standard feature of the VLA is a manually operated sliding 8,000lb hydraulic winch allowing the operator to easily maintain a straight pull on the vehicle’s towing eye. The 2t capacity 2nd car lift is adjustable for both width and tyre size which means the operator can move anything from the smallest car to the largest van. Like most Boniface slide beds, the subframe and tipping frames are galvanized to help prolong equipment life and the body is fitted with LED beacon, work lights and marker lights - all of which will provide years of reliable service. The VLA comes as standard with full radio remote control but also has lever controls which are housed in a control locker at the rear. Operation of the bed is via a single push button control making the product very user friendly and easy to use.
We are sure Sam’s new vehicle will provide years of reliable service and help promote a good image for his company whilst it’s out on the road.