CV Show 2018 Preview

Home delivery and urban vehicles displayed by Paneltex at CV Show


Home delivery and urban transport is the theme of the FSDF member Paneltex stand at this year’s CV Show, with the company displaying three new and very innovative designs of temperature-controlled bodies on its stand in the Cool 2018 section of the exhibition.

Leading the way on the Paneltex stand is a brand new 11.4m, twin axle, dual compartment Urban Trailer with a self-tracking rear axle. This innovative design of Paneltex temperature-controlled trailer features a Dearman undermount refrigeration system with dual evaporators and a zero-emission nitrogen expansion engine.

With a stylish curved front roof and rear vortex for added aerodynamics, the trailer also features double rear doors that can swing out 270°, a fast actuation air curtain and a two-part ‘stow-in-the-roof’ bulkhead system. The trailer also has a moulded GRP side skirt system for pedestrian/cyclist protection and a Dhollandia DH-SMR.20 retractable tail lift, with a 1500 mm folding platform and 2000 kg capacity.

The second vehicle on the Paneltex stand is a Ford Transit designed specifically for the home delivery market. The Paneltex side loading refrigerated home delivery body has a very low access height that eliminates the need for a side step. This Paneltex triple compartment body covers ambient, chilled and frozen goods in a single body and features a lightweight Paneltex GRP-moulded door frame. The vehicle also has the Paneltex GRP-moulded air deflector for improved refrigeration performance and aerodynamics, whilst the driver friendly central locking system for the body doors works on the original Ford Transit key fob.

The three-vehicle line-up is completed with a Paneltex Somers van conversion on a medium wheelbase, high roof VW Crafter chassis cab. Specified with a GAH SRD351F refrigeration system, this dual temperature body has compartments for both frozen and chilled goods, featuring an insulated side door for the front chilled compartment. For the rear frozen compartment, the body has the Somers SuperFreeze modular rear doors.

This Paneltex conversion is completed with the Somers Direct Air Cover, which improves refrigeration performance and lowers fuel consumption, whilst retaining the OEM roof safety structure.

Further information about the full range of Paneltex refrigerated bodies for trailers, rigids and LCV’s can be viewed here

Further information about the Show, other highlights and industry news can be found on the FSDF website here.