After looking through our blog it looks like we should have some posts on van equipment! Here is a small fleet of vans we just completed. Upon reviewing the options, customer wanted Weatherguard van shelving, bulkheads/partitions, and ladder racks. We installed this equipment on the customers Ford Transit 350s.
A view of the final product installed and ready for work.
Here is a view of the bulkhead/partition. Like most van equipment, there are lots of options with bulkheads/partitions. This one is a steel partition with perforations so the driver can see into the rear cargo area. Some of the other options include, solid steel, aluminum, composite, windows, no door, hinging door, or sliding door or almost any other configuration that you can think up.
The main thing is that you have one in your work van. In a crash, a bulkhead could likely be the only thing between you and a reciprocating saw traveling 50mph.
The customer needed some added security to protect their equipment. We paired these vans with "puck" style maximum security locks. These locks have brackets which are secured to each door. When the doors are shut these brackets are aligned, the "puck" is manually nested over them, and a locking pin goes through the holes in the brackets. This is a great solution to take your van to the next level of security!
When it comes to ladder racks, there are so many options. I'll do some posts later showcasing some of them. However, these racks are basic 3 bar ladder racks. There is nothing fancy about them but they are very functional. They are very safe way to transport your long ladders and equipment at a lower price point!
Thanks again for looking. If it hasn't been said too many times in this post already, there are lots and lot of options when it comes to van equipment! Feel free to give us a call or leave a comment if you have questions. We would love to help you customize your van!