A New VLA For Burke Bros
Our VLA product has been part of the Burke Bros fleet for a number of years now and has proven itself time and time again to be both robust and reliable, so it was no surprise that Burke Bros chose Boniface to supply this latest vehicle and several more to follow over the next few months.
This latest MAN 12.250 fitted with a 5t capacity aluminium VLA slidebed and 2t capacity 2nd car lift, has been built to the Burke Bros usual high specification and includes many optional extras specified by Sam Burke. These include side winching points on the bed, a low winching facility allowing casualties to be winched onto the 2nd car lift, polished stainless steel locker boxes, wrecker kit, full radio remote control for the bed and winch, several sets of strobe lights including ones on the tilt frame which become the highest point when the bed is deployed and many other accessories specified by Sam. The VLA’s 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 the manually operated sliding 8,000lb hydraulic winch allowing the operator to easily maintain a straight pull on the casualty’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. As well as the radio remote control, the VLA also comes with manual lever controls which are housed in a control locker at the rear which provide a valuable backup in case the remote is lost or damaged. Operation of the bed is via a single push button or lever 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.
If you would like to know more about what makes the Boniface VLA different to other low approach slide beds or to find out what other vehicles are currently available, give us a call on 01842 754232 and one of our friendly knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist.