Link CMP recently released details on new enhancements to its DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System. According to the company, the DD2000-XLC model doubles the carrying capacity of the Chevy Express, Dodge ProMaster, Ford Econoline, Ford Transit, Nissan NV and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo vans. New features include additional rollers on both upper and lower decks and added bier pin plates.
Link CMP says it identified marketplace interest in the system modifications through its ongoing voice-of-the-customer process, which the company says keeps it engaged in a constant dialogue with industry professionals and frontline workers. The objective is to meet the evolving needs of its customers, first by understanding those needs and second through continuous product improvement.
According to Link, the system accommodates the loading of one standard and one oversized cot or cremation container on each of its two levels, or four standard cots, four cremation containers, two air trays or two caskets when fully loaded.
Within seconds, the DD2000-XLC Double-Deck System’s electric-powered upper deck can be raised and lowered, according to the company. Controlled by a switch, the powered deck enables just one person to easily load, transport and unload remains of virtually all dimensions. With a 600-pound load capacity, the DD2000-XLC’s upper deck is engineered with a reinforced frame and simplified lifting geometry. Lift CMP also noted that it includes an integrated safety latch, locking it in place and preventing it from lowering, even if both its powered actuators fail.
The DD2000-XLC’s two additional bier pin plates specifically address today’s increased use of cremation containers, but also aid in securing air trays and caskets, the company says. The system fold-down ramp also protects the rear of the vehicle and allows easy access to the decks.
Weighing 750 pounds, the DD2000-XLC fits vehicles with a minimum wheelbase of 140 inches, and is compatible with 12-volt electrical systems. Professional installation is required.