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Link CMP announced the introduction of its new DD-EX2 Double-Deck System engineered exclusively for the Mercedes-Benz Metris. The DD-EX2 is Link’s first and double-deck system engineered to fit a mid-sized cargo van. The system design requires just one operator and doubles the carrying capacity of the popular Mercedes-Benz Metris. In a time of increasing fuel and labor costs, and in the midst of a continuing shortage of full-sized vans, the DD-EX2 increases worker and vehicle efficiency, effectiveness and productivity by increasing capacity while decreasing labor and mileage costs.
continuing shortage of full-sized vans, the DD-EX2 increases worker and vehicle efficiency, effectiveness and productivity by increasing capacity while decreasing labor and mileage costs.
Well suited for the funeral industry, Link noted in a press release, The DD-EX2’s electric-powered, 600-pound-capacity upper deck raises and lowers within seconds, enabling one operator to load four cots, three cremation containers or two air trays. Interchangeable and adjustable bier pins and polyethylene strips allow the management of different mortuary containers on both lightweight all-aluminum decks.
A rugged, high-impact fold-down ramp assists in loading while protecting the rear of the vehicle and allowing easy access to the decks, Link noted. Interchangeable and adjustable bier pins enable a single worker to stow, secure and manage different containment formats on both decks. The decks are also fitted with recessed, cast-aluminum cot cups that help ensure container stability and peace of mind during transport.
The upper deck is engineered with a reinforced frame and simplified lifting geometry. Both decks are made of extruded aluminum and sealed fiberglass, protecting the vehicle and allowing for sanitation. The system is compatible with 12-volt electrical systems, and professional installation is required.