New Platform Improves Deliveries in Confined Spaces
April 18, 2013 - Products
Bustin, a division of R·O·M Corp.
Bustin has introduced a sturdy, compact platform and step system that can be mounted on existing equipment.
The 28-inch-deep Slide & Go Space Saver Platform fits most truck bodies, including flatbed trailers and vocational trucks. It is also good for side door access and trucks with limited under-mount space, according to the company.
The Slide & Go is 28 inches deep by 36 inches wide. Height varies from 8 inches for the platform only, to 19 inches for the platform with Bustin’s retractable Slide-Away Step installed. Optional storage for safety posts and chains is also available.
The Slide & Go can be added aftermarket, so it is a good opportunity to add a platform to existing equipment.
Even with short mounting brackets, the Slide & Go is rated with a 600-pound load capacity. The Slide-Away Step is rated for 350 pounds.
The platform enables drivers to cube out the truck and then down stack the product for delivery. The platform easily operates in tight alleyways or locations with cramped or limited space.
Deployment is fast and simple. The platform features a single-hand latch release and can be opened and locked in place within five seconds. An active locking mechanism keeps the platform secure during use.
Additional safety features include serrated, slip-resistant grating and a handrail option enhancing driver safety with three points of contact.