New Boniface Champion Slidebed for Thomas Ash & Sons
When Thomas Ash & Sons of Glasgow decided it was time to add another vehicle to their fleet they contacted Boniface to discuss their options. After several discussions on body specifications and chassis requirements they decided on a new Iveco Daily chassis which would return good fuel economy and an impressive payload compared to other vehicles in its class. The chassis was ordered from Iveco with the cab factory finished in red and numerous optional extras that make it a very high spec vehicle. To complement their new high spec chassis, Thomas Ash & Sons needed an equally high spec piece of equipment to mount to it. After looking at the Boniface product range and having carefully considered the type of work the vehicle would be doing it was decided that the Champion aluminium slidebed would be the perfect product. The Champion slidebed is a 3.5t capacity aluminium bed which has been carefully designed not only to be tough and durable but to maximize the available payload of the host chassis. It features a shovel tail bed design which reduces the initial loading angle onto the bed, a sliding hydraulic winch that ensures you can always get a straight line pull to the casualty, a galvanized subframe and tilt-frame which prolongs the life of the equipment and hard wearing nylon ground contact rollers which not only ensure a smooth and quiet operation but also prevent damage to the underside of the deck. Being an established and experienced operator with immense knowledge of using slidebeds in demanding environments, Thomas Ash & Sons also specified numerous other Boniface body features tailoring the vehicle to their exact requirements.
I’m sure you will agree, the vehicle looks visually striking and will provide years of great service to the business whilst serving as a very impressive advert for the company as it travels around the country.