In this second instalment in our refrigerated vehicle buyer’s guide, we’re moving onto two other key points; the payload and wheelbase of your new chiller or freezer van. Whether you’re an experienced business owner or you’re getting things together for your first startup, you’re sure to find this equally useful in narrowing down your decisions on which vehicle to buy for your business.
As you’ll know if you’ve read our overarching buyer’s guide blog, payload is and always has been a major consideration of ours here at CoolKit. Our engineers are always focused on improving and innovating to make sure that we’re able to offer the best payload ratios in the entire industry to every brand we work with, no matter their size or industry. The more payload we’re able to offer on our refrigerated vans, the more economical they are for our clients (that’s you!) to run. A van with an excellent payload may well make the difference between a customer having to use one van instead of two. Our available payloads range from between 300kg all the way up to 1300kg; you can find more detailed information a bit later on in this article. But first…
In case you’re not up to speed on all the terms, the wheelbase is exactly what it sounds like; it’s the distance between the front and the rear axles of your van. If you’re using pallets to transport goods then you’ll find it a particularly important consideration, as it determines the amount of space you have available for them.
We generally use three distinct categorisations for wheelbase:
You’ll likely already know roughly what wheelbase you need, but rest assured our experts at CoolKit are always on hand with any advice or answers you might need.
We’re obviously extremely familiar with the details of our individual vans here at CoolKit, so we’ve split our inventory into three categories – small, medium and large – to give you all the key information at a glance.
1 pallet vans (1m to 1.5m internal length)
Payload between 300Kg and 500Kg, spec dependent
2 pallet vans (2m to 2.5m internal length)
Payload between 400Kg and 800Kg, spec dependent
3 to 4 pallet vans (2.9m to 4.2m internal length)
Payload between 800Kg and 1300Kg, spec dependent
That’s all for this week – be sure to check back in soon for the third and final instalment in our buyer’s guide series. In the meantime, you can click here to browse our new and used fridge vans, or alternatively you can click here to see our stock of freezer vans. Don’t forget, you can always call us on 0845 459 5418 if you have any questions or need any advice.