The Ford Transit is a range of panel vans, minibuses, and pickup trucks, produced by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. The Transit has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years, and in some countries the term "Transit" has passed into common usage as a generic term applying to any light commercial van in the Transit's size bracket. Six million Transits have been produced since 1953 across three basic platforms, with several "facelift" versions of each. The six millionth van was built in March 2010. The current Transit, introduced in July 2000, was the third all-new design, and borrowed styling cues from Ford's "New Edge". the main innovation is that it is available in either front or rear-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive Transit models use the 2.4-litre diesels and the 2.3 petrol unit. Front-driven variants, meanwhile, are powered by the 2.0-litre diesel engines. The most popular remains the 2.0-litre TDCi and 2.0-litre diesel as an affordable option. A simple, versatile load box and chassis structure and customers who need the extra capacity and flexibility of a lower load floor can choose the front-wheel drive version. There are three wheelbases and four load lengths, ranging from 2.58 to more than 4 meters. 5-tonne GVM category. There are also two sizes of side-door, both designed to provide easy access for pallets and offer the best solution for individual needs. If you want to accommodate the biggest load possible there is the Transit Jumbo with its 14.3 cubic meter load volume.

Before you think of racking, you need to equip your Transit with protective liners

Side and Floor Protection for Ford Transit in New ZealandVan Extras installs Interior Protection for Transit Ford in New ZealandTransit with Interior Protection in New Zealand

Auto Transform in Auckland offers a wide range of liners for the Transit (SWB/ MWB/ LWB/ Extra LWB/ Custom versions). Our floor liners and interior liners are made from light but strong materials and all come pre-cut and drilled for quick and easy installation. The most important thing is to get off to a good start by protecting your van’s interior. This extends the life of your vehicle and lets you use it daily without worrying about ruining its original finish. Van interiors can easily be damaged by daily use, loading and unloading and spillages of water, oil or solvents.

The photo above shows a Ford Transit fitted with a resin-coated plywood floor liner.  Syncro’s special marine plywood floor liners feature a durable internal structure that permits natural flexing while preventing sagging. Phenolic adhesives create an effective barrier against humidity and the resin coating gives an extremely high-grip surface. The insides of the walls and doors are protected by aluminium liners. The wheel arch liners are made from galvanized steel sheet (top) and the same resin-coated plywood (side) that is used on the floor.

Transforming your van: a Syncro Ultra racking solution in a Transit

01_ Ultra racking in a Transit02_A workbench and Syncro Ultra racking in the Transit03_Ripiani di scaffalatura Syncro Ultra su Transit04_A compartment created by fitting a panel between the Transit’s bulkhead and the racking

The racking as such can be configured to meet your needs and to fit out your van’s cargo compartment in the most orderly and efficient way possible, just like a mobile workshop. With the introduction of the Syncro Ultra  system, racking and accessories are now more modular and flexible than ever and can be combined to suit your work and your preferences.

The van seen above is a 2014 Transit with shelves on the right side and on the bulkhead and metal drawers and a workbench on the left side. 

2014 Ford Transit: racking on all three walls, just one wall, or only on the bulkhead 

01_A Ford Transit with Syncro Ultra racking02_Shelving in the Transit03_Parete destra di Transit con tavoli ribaltabile

As with any commercial vehicle, the 2014 Transit can be equipped with shelvesaccessoriesworkbenches and lockers on all sides, as in the previous example, or racking can be limited to just one or two sides, leaving the rest of the cargo compartment free for extra cargo and materials.

In particular, these photos show a bar and strap cargo lashing system on the bulkhead and a cabinet of tilting transparent containers that takes up very little space on the right side.

Expanding your Transit’s carrying capacity with roof racks and ladder racks

In New Zealand, Roof Racks for Transit FordSingle Slide-Out Ladder Holder for Ford Transit

There are many great ways to make use of your van’s roof. And they all feature Syncro’s patented Ultrasilent profile! Options range from simple cross bars to roof racks with side fences and stainless-steel rear rollers for quick and easy loading and unloading, and go on to include more advanced systems like Syncro’s ladder racks with one or two slides and pipe carriers for transporting elongated objects like tubes and pipes.

We also offer a wide range of access ramps for loading and unloading even very heavy equipment and materials. Syncro loading ramps are lightweight, space-saving, and quick and easy to install. Whatever your loading needs, we can help you find the right Syncro solution for you and your van. Ask Syncro’s expert New Zealand team for an appointment and free advice to find the van transformation that suits you best.

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