A Master for a road maintenance service

Auckland. The equipment illustrated in this photo gallery satisfies three basic needs:

  1. Protection
  2. Lighting
  3. Cargo security

The vehicle is a Renault Master, a large van operated by a company that undertakes road maintenance work. The customer uses the van to transport the equipment and instruments needed to ensure a safe electricity supply and adequate lighting on roads where maintenance is being carried out. Syncro New Zealand’s technical team came up with a design that provides a high level of protection for the van’s interior as well as various essential accessories. No drawers or shelves are installed, as the van’s users have no need for racking as such.

01_ The Master with liners and lighting accessories by Syncro New Zealand02_The sides of the Master, showing the cargo rails and aluminium tread plate panels03_The Renault Master for a road maintenance service, with liners and cargo retaining accessories04_ The Renault Master with a marble-look plywood floor liner by Syncro New Zealand

How, when and why to protect a van’s bodywork

Let’s start with the idea of protection which, for Syncro, means the installation of liners to protect the van’s body against damage.

Why are liners needed?  Generally speaking, the new vans that roll off manufacturers’ production lines have almost no internal protection at all. Open the back doors and you are faced with a floor and walls made from thin sheet metal that is extremely vulnerable to dents, scratches and corrosion.

When is it necessary to protect the inside of a van? Always. This is the most honest answer and the one you should hear from any serious van conversion expert. Whether you use your van for work and have to load and unload heavy items on a daily basis, or use it for leisure purposes, to carry a motorcycle, bicycle or even trekking equipment, lining the inside is always the best way to prevent wear and damage over the years.

How can I protect my van’s floor and walls?  Syncro supplies and installs custom-shaped panels in a choice of materials and finishes, for the floor and walls of your van.

Protection for a Renault Master

The Master shown in these photos is fitted with a plywood floor liner (click here for details) featuring an easy-to-clean and extremely high grip marble-look surface. The walls and doors are lined with panels made from aluminium tread plate.

Syncro cargo retaining systems: versatile and secure

If you use your van to transport equipment, you must make sure that your load is held securely in place and cannot move around, even in the event of a collision, fierce braking or a bumpy road surface. Syncro New Zealand’s vast range of accessories includes various cargo retaining systems. The owner of this Master chose to install milled aluminium rails.  These robust rails can be fitted virtually anywhere in the van, even on racking modules. In this case they have been installed on the bulkhead and walls. Syncro rails are compatible with most Syncro System hooks and straps. This makes them particularly versatile and easy to adapt to all types and sizes of cargo. Security is guaranteed by the certification that accompanies all such Syncro products.

Lighting, to see and be seen

Any company involved in road maintenance needs to ensure excellent lighting not only inside but all around the van. This particular Master has been fitted with:

  1. LED ceiling lights to ensure adequate lighting for loading and unloading operations
  2. Two directional spotlights pointing outwards from the roof over the rear doors
  3. A rotating beacon located between the two spotlights, for signalling the position of the van on the work site or along the roadside.
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