The Transit has long been known as the ‘backbone of Britain’ with the factory built minibus holding an enviable market share that ensures it sets the standard for the rest of the industry. We take the exceptional Mk8 model in L4/H3 ‘Jumbo’ format and use it as the basis for our core wheelchair accessible vehicle – proving class leading driving dynamics, low running costs and a high standard specification. Applying modifications to a chassis that left the factory as a passenger carrying vehicle enables us to incorporate the best of Fords original trim (including factory glazing, interior linings, power side step, tailored Electronic stability programmes and excellent overhead luggage racks) and their their economies of scale to minimise costs without compromising quality.
Our experienced conversion team install a bonded tracked aluminium floor which runs throughout the length of the vehicle and allows installation of lightweight Abacus Bodyguard seats fitted with all age adjusters and trimmed in OE cloth for a cohesive appearance – 10 of the 14 rear seats are equipped with Koller quick release fixings allowing for a range of interior configurations to accommodate upto 4 wheelchairs. 4 Seats are fixed over the wheel arches which are lowered to accommodate M2 tested legs and give increased passenger footwell space over the stock vehicle. Passenger access is provided by a large sliding side door with integral electric step and automatic overhead lighting, with rear wheelchair loading is facilitated by the fitment of a PLS Access Cassette lift – a visibility package including reverse warning beeper, high powered LED working lights and external signage ensures safe loading and unloading and the vehicle undergoes inspection to prepare it for PSV applications if required.
The package as shown is built upon the well equipped Trend model which grants an enviable factory specification including key upgrades over the Base model including dual zone air conditioning and heating, 360 degree parking sensors, optional metallic paint, automatic wipers & lights, electrically adjustable, heated and folding exterior mirrors, tinted glass, front fog lamps and an upgraded drivers seat with lumbar and armrest.
We hold chassis for conversion in stock at all times for fast turnaround, or can order vehicles on this or the smaller body variants with custom specifications as needed to give full choice of factory options – Beyond this there are a wide range of further upgrades available during conversion including amongst others; a diesel cabin heater, on-board Wi-Fi, video monitors with DVD / line input, PA System, CCTV / dash camera integration, chrome exterior trim, custom paintwork, interior re-trimming, a powered sliding side door.
Our wheelchair accessible conversions are typically adjusted to suit each customers individual requirements and can also be applied to selected used chassis from stock – please contact us for more information on tailored pricing and our range of wider dealer services.